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I Went Through Same thing in Nigeria – Transgender, Miss Sahhara reacts to Imprisonment of two Cameroonian crossdressers
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I Went Through Same thing in Nigeria – Transgender, Miss Sahhara reacts to Imprisonment of two Cameroonian crossdressers

Popular Nigerian trans-woman, Miss Sahhara has reacted to the imprisonment of two Cameroonian cross dressers. LIB reported earlier that Shakiro, a popular social media figure, and Patricia were convicted of “attempting homosexuality” and sentenced to five years in prison. The sentencing came after they were arrested at a restaurant in Douala, Cameroon’s largest city, over the way they dressed.   Miss Sahhara who condemned this via an Instagram post, alleged that she was subjected to same treatment in Nigeria. She also called on the LGBT community to fight the sentencing. She wrote; WHEN THE HELL WOULD THIS BULLSHIT STOP?EVERYONE PLEASE TAG YOUR FAVOURITE #coffeeshop I WENT THROUGH THIS SAME THING IN NIGERIA! ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING! WE ARE IN 2021 NOT 1921! T...
Rapper, Tory Lanez allegedly Punched ‘Love and Hip Hop’ star Prince Michael on the face Forcing him to Seek Medical Attention
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Rapper, Tory Lanez allegedly Punched ‘Love and Hip Hop’ star Prince Michael on the face Forcing him to Seek Medical Attention

Rapper, Tory Lanez seems to still be making headlines for the wrong reasons, as there are reports of new accusations of assault . “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” star Prince Michael Harty (pictured top right) claims the rapper reignited their feud when they ran into each other at a Miami nightclub earlier this month. According to the police report obtained by TMZ, Prince was at his table at Vendôme Miami around 4 a.m. on May 3 when he was approached and struck on the left side of his face. Prince told cops he turned around and made eye contact with Tory, who ran out of the club and took off in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van. The police report names Tory as a suspect for an alleged battery for which Prince sought medical treatment. The responding officer reported that Prince was v...
Akuapem Poloo Shares Messages Mercy Johnson and Mr Eazi sent to her While she was in Jail
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Akuapem Poloo Shares Messages Mercy Johnson and Mr Eazi sent to her While she was in Jail

Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo,  who was sentenced to 90 days in jail before she was released on bail, has shared screenshots of messages she received from Nigerian celebrities after she was convicted. She shared the messages to thank those who stood by her during her moment of trial. Nigerian actress, Mercy Johnson, sent her a message, asking how she could help her. Singer, Mr Eazi also sent a message, telling her that he wants to get her a new lawyer to better handle her case. Akuapem thanked Mercy and Eazi for their support. See the messages below.
Melinda Gates was reportedly Meeting with Divorce Lawyers Since 2019 to End her Marriage with Bill Gates
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Melinda Gates was reportedly Meeting with Divorce Lawyers Since 2019 to End her Marriage with Bill Gates

Melinda Gates, the estranged wife of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, was reportedly meeting with divorce lawyers since 2019 following reports of links between her husband and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Citing sources close to the situation, The Wall Street Journal reported that Melinda Gates began working with lawyers from multiple firms two years ago. One source who is a former employee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation told the Journal that one concern Melinda Gates had was Bill Gates’s association with Epstein. The Journal reported that Melinda Gates and her advisers held several calls in October 2019, around the same time when The New York Times released a report detailing the multiple meetings her husband had with Epstein, who committed suicide in pri...
Update: Murdered rapper, Pop Smoke was “Killed” by a 15-year-old Shooter, Detective Testifies
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Update: Murdered rapper, Pop Smoke was “Killed” by a 15-year-old Shooter, Detective Testifies

Late American rapper, Pop Smoke, 20, was allegedly murdered by a 15-year-old shooter during a home invasion robbery in February 2020. According to the New York Daily News, LAPD Det. Carlos Camacho testified on Friday that the teenager was one of the five people arrested in connection with the rapper's slaying, which occurred following a home invasion. The group stormed Pop Smoke’s rented mansion in the Hollywood Hills on Feb. 19, 2020, and tried to take his Cuban link chain, but only got away with the diamond-studded watch, which they later resold for $2,000. LAPD Det. Carlos Camacho testified during a preliminary hearing for suspect, Corey Walker, 20, that the unnamed 15-year-old defendant admitted to pulling the trigger during a recorded interview with a cellmate last May at...
Mother Being Investigated for Attempted Murder after Locking her Emaciated ‘Unwanted’ baby in Wardrobe
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Mother Being Investigated for Attempted Murder after Locking her Emaciated ‘Unwanted’ baby in Wardrobe

A mother in Russia is under investigation for attempted murder after she allegedly locked her emaciated 'unwanted' baby inside a wardrobe. There were fears for the baby Polina's life when she was discovered starving and haggard. The baby's 13-year-old brother Matvey secretly went against their mother, Yulia Zykova, 38, to feed her, if not the baby won't have been found alive. When Polina was five months old she was found hidden in a duffle bag inside a wardrobe by a family friend. The baby girl's pictures caused shock around the country and prosecutors wondered if the mum was psychologically okay. Zykova has since been declared 'sane' after psychiatric evaluation and is now under investigation for 'attempted murder' and 'cruelty'. She is facing up to 15 years in ...
Man convicted of Murdering and Eating his Mother after Cutting her up into 1,000 Pieces
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Man convicted of Murdering and Eating his Mother after Cutting her up into 1,000 Pieces

A Spanish man has been convicted of murdering and eating his mother after cutting her up into tiny pieces. Alberto Sanchez Gomez, 28, was branded the cannibal killer of Ventas, the area of Madrid where he lived with his mother Maria Soledad Gomez after his arrest. On Wednesday, May 5, a jury found him guilty of strangling the 68-year-old after a row. He dismembered her body before eating part of her remains over the next fortnight, Mail Online reported. The jurors, six women, and three men, also dismissed Sanchez Gomez's claims he was experiencing a 'psychotic episode' when he murdered and dismembered his mother. State prosecutors demanded a 15 year and five-month prison sentence for Mr. Alberto if convicted of homicide and desecration of a human corpse when his two-wee...
Derek Chauvin’s Inmate says the ex-cop is ‘not Safe’ and Warns that he’s Going to get Beat up a lot’
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Derek Chauvin’s Inmate says the ex-cop is ‘not Safe’ and Warns that he’s Going to get Beat up a lot’

An inmate at the jail where Derek Chauvin is being held has warned that the convicted former Minneapolis cop is not safe in prison. Hannabal Shaddai, who is serving a life sentence at Minnesota Correctional Facility, doesn’t believe George Floyd’s killer is safe among the prison population because of his former profession and the nature of the crime. Shaddai, 45, claims he doesn't seek revenge but believes Chauvin wouldn't be safe as violence occurs regularly at the maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights. He told Paradox: “First of all, he’s a cop. Then he did what he did. So it’s not safe for him to be here. Best case scenario for him is he’s going to get beat up a lot. I don’t think he’s safe in any prison population." The prison...
Derek Chauvin Wants new Trial after he Was Convicted for the Murder of George Floyd
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Derek Chauvin Wants new Trial after he Was Convicted for the Murder of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin's attorney says the former Minneapolis police officer convicted for murdering George Floyd deserves a new trial. Chauvin's attorney, Eric Nelson, filed legal documents on Tuesday, May 4, asking for the jury verdict in his murder trial to be thrown out, claiming there were numerous errors pertaining to the jury and prosecution. In the documents, obtained by TMZ, Chauvin's defense claims he didn't get a fair trial, alleging the court abused its discretion by disagreeing with defense requests to sequester the jury and change venue. Earlier, the judge presiding over Chauvin's murder trial said Rep. Maxine Waters may have given Chauvin additional arguments to make on appeal. Remember, the congresswoman from California had said protesters were banking on a guilty verdi...
North Carolina Governor Pardons Man Imprisoned Since 1995 for two Murders he Didn’t Commit
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North Carolina Governor Pardons Man Imprisoned Since 1995 for two Murders he Didn’t Commit

North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper has granted a pardon of innocence to a man who had been in prison since 1995 for two murders he didn't commit. Darryl Anthony Howard, now 59, was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder for the 1991 deaths of Doris Washington, 29, and her 13-year-old daughter Nishonda, as well as first-degree arson. He was sentenced to two consecutive 40-year terms.The victims also appeared to have been sexually assaulted. In 2009, Howard's attorneys tested rape kits related to the case and found new evidence that pointed to other suspects. While his sentence was thrown out in 2014, Howard remained in prison through August 2016 after DNA evidence proved he was not involved in the crimes. He has now been exonerated and freed. According to...
Nigerian Man, Augustine Omini Oboni Turns 12-Year-Old Girl Into Sex Slave In South Africa
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Nigerian Man, Augustine Omini Oboni Turns 12-Year-Old Girl Into Sex Slave In South Africa

A Nigerian man convicted of human trafficking, rape and sexual exploitation in South Africa was set to hear his fate in sentencing proceedings at the Benoni magistrate’s court on Thursday. Forty-year-old Augustine Omini Oboni was found guilty of human trafficking, two counts of rape, statuary rape, sexual exploitation, kidnapping and keeping a brothel, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson for the Gauteng north region Lumka Mahanjana said in a statement. “A 12-year-old minor was kept in a flat in Sunnyside, Pretoria for three months by Oboni. During this period, he fed her with drugs and forced her to sleep with five to six men a day,” Mahanjana said. Oboni was arrested in 2016 and denied bail. According to police, the 12-year-old child was walking to a nearby par...
Josh Duggar of ’19 Kids and Counting’ Pleads not Guilty to Child Pornography Charge
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Josh Duggar of ’19 Kids and Counting’ Pleads not Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

Former American reality TV star, Joshua Duggar has pleaded not guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography one day following his arrest. The hearing was held virtually over Zoom in the Western District of Arkansas on Friday, April 30. Duggar, who wore a black and white jumpsuit, appeared from jail and was seen smiling before his hearing kicked off. He was represented by Arkansas attorney Travis W. Story. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Arkansas confirmed the 33-year-old former "19 Kids and Counting" star has been charged with receiving and possessing material depicting the sexual abuse of children. Duggar is accused of allegedly using "the internet to download child sexual abuse material. Duggar allegedly possessed this material, so...
Nigerian man Sentenced to 20 Years Imprisonment in South Africa for Conning Women out of Over N26m in Online Dating Scam
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Nigerian man Sentenced to 20 Years Imprisonment in South Africa for Conning Women out of Over N26m in Online Dating Scam

The Bellville Commercial Crimes Court Cape Town, has sentenced a Nigerian fraudster Chinonso Pascal Eze, who ran an online dating scam in which he duped unsuspecting women out of over R1 035 030 (N26m) Spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Eric Ntabazalila said in a statement that Eze, 36, was on Thursday, April 29, sentenced to 20 years imprisonment after being convicted on 23 counts of fraud and nine counts of money laundering. Eze entered into a plea and sentencing agreement with the State on Thursday and confessed to being part of a syndicate which operated an online dating scam. He told the court the ultimate goal was to secure large sums of money from “unsuspecting victims”. The court heard that Eze and members of the syndicate reached out to v...
Man Bags 20 Years in Prison for setting Fire to Car and Home of Woman who Rejected his Advances
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Man Bags 20 Years in Prison for setting Fire to Car and Home of Woman who Rejected his Advances

A man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after a jury convicted him of setting a woman’s home and car on fire after she rejected his unwanted advances. Jerel Jay Wilson, 29, of Union City, Georgia was found guilty of simple battery and first- and second-degree arson in the attacks, which began Sept. 11, 2018, officials said. According to Cobb prosecutors, Wilson broke into the woman’s apartment, burned her bedroom, followed her and physically attacked her after she spurned his advances. “In 2018, jealousy and rejection left a path of destruction,” Assistant District Attorney Jared Horowitz, who prosecuted the case, said in a statement. Authorities said on Sept. 10, Wilson had been texting the woman about her new boyfriend. “On the morning of the 11th, he texted her a pi...
First woman to face death penalty in India since 1955 pleads for mercy after conniving with boyfriend to kill her parents, brothers and baby nephew
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First woman to face death penalty in India since 1955 pleads for mercy after conniving with boyfriend to kill her parents, brothers and baby nephew

A 38-year-old death row prisoner, Shabnam Ali, facing execution in India has appealed for mercy and a review of her case in a last-ditch effort to avoid becoming the first  woman to face death penalty in India since 1955. Shabnam Ali has been held in northern India’s Mathura jail for the past 11 years after she, along with her lover Saleem, was convicted of killing seven family members, including her parents, two brothers and a 10-month-old nephew. Back in April 15, 2008, just after 2 a.m. in Bawan Kheri, a village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, neighbors woke as a woman cried for help. Lateef Ullah Khan, one of the first to arrive at the two-story family home that early morning, found villager Shabnam lying unconscious on the floor near her father, Shaukat...
Rapper Lil Mosey, 19, Charged with Rape, wanted by police
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Rapper Lil Mosey, 19, Charged with Rape, wanted by police

American rapper, Lil Mosey has reportedly been declared wanted by police for rape. According to a report from TMZ, the rapper, real name Lathan Echols, has been charged with second-degree rape stemming from an alleged incident in January of this year. Due to his failure to appear in court on Wednesday, April 21, the 19-year-old Washington rapper is now wanted by law enforcement. The "Blueberry Faygo" rapper was reportedly charged with second-degree rape several weeks ago ahead of this week's scheduled court date but failed to show up. Earlier this year, a woman claims that she and a friend went to visit Lil Mosey, but alleges that she was raped by the 19-year-old artist and another man, who the Chronicle reports is named Francisco P. Prater. An affidavit obtained by the ...
Another Unarmed Black Man Killed by Police in North Carolina
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Another Unarmed Black Man Killed by Police in North Carolina

A police officer in North Carolina shot and killed an unarmed Black man while serving a search warrant Wednesday, April 21, sparking outcry from community members demanding law enforcement accountability and the immediate release of body camera footage. The shooting unfolded in Elizabeth City, a riverfront town of about 18,000 residents in Pasquotank County near North Carolina's coastal border with Virginia. Authorities identified the victim as Andrew Brown Jr, a resident of Elizabeth City, and said he was shot when sheriff's deputies tried to serve him with a search warrant at about 8.40am. Relatives described him as a 40-year-old African American, who was a father of 10 children. Authorities are yet to provide details of the shooting but eyewitnesses said Andrew Brown...
Akuapem Poloo Granted Bail after Tens of Thousands Signed Petition asking for her to be Freed
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Akuapem Poloo Granted Bail after Tens of Thousands Signed Petition asking for her to be Freed

An Accra High Court has granted convicted actress, Akuapem Poloo, ¢80,000 bail. The court granted her bail on Wednesday,  April 21, with two sureties to be justified. As part of her bail condition, Poloo, whose real name is Rosemond Brown, has to report to the case investigator every two weeks. She is also supposed to deposit her passport with the registrar of the court. The court, presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey, said she will only travel with the express permission of the court. The court further said the applicant has satisfied the four grounds of bail pending appeal. The application for bail was not opposed by the state who were present in court represented by Senior State Attorney Selasie Kuwornu. According to him, this is because the State had no contr...
Prince Andrew wears a suit to Philip’s funeral after Queen refused his demand to appear in full admiral’s outfit
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Prince Andrew wears a suit to Philip’s funeral after Queen refused his demand to appear in full admiral’s outfit

Prince Andrew was pictured in a black suit as he walked behind his elder brother Charles as they followed their father Philip's Land Rover hearse to the St George's Chapel. His decision to wear a suit to the event came after the Queen denied his demand to wear an Admiral's uniform for the funeral. The Duke of York, who served in the Navy and fought in the Falklands War, only had his military medals pinned to his chest like the other members of the royal family. Prince Andrew walked in the second row of the procession adjacent to his brother Prince Edward, and behind Prince Charles and Princess Anne in the first row. Today's funeral at Windsor Castle is the first official outing for the Duke of York, who stepped back from public life in 2019 over his friendship with ...
Ghanaian media personality, Afia Schwarzenegger lauds Child Rights International for dragging actress, Akuapem Poloo to court over nudity then slams celebrity campaigning for #FreeAkuapemPoloo
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Ghanaian media personality, Afia Schwarzenegger lauds Child Rights International for dragging actress, Akuapem Poloo to court over nudity then slams celebrity campaigning for #FreeAkuapemPoloo

Ghanaian media personality Afia Schwarzenegger has hailed Child Rights International for dragging actress Akuapem Poloo to court, then she slammed those celebrities calling for the actress' freedom. Akuapem Poloo was today, April 16, sentenced to 3 months in jail for snapping naked with her son and posting it online to wish him a happy 7th birthday last June. Though she shared multiple posts after to justify her actions, including positing photos of American celebrities who snap naked with their kids, Child Rights International dragged her to court for her action. She pleaded guilty and was convicted then sentenced. Reacting hours before Akuapem was convicted, Afia said Child Rights International's action is a step in the right direction as she believes it will benefit the ...
Actress Akuapem Poloo Convicted over Nude Photoshoot with her Son
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Actress Akuapem Poloo Convicted over Nude Photoshoot with her Son

Ghanaian actress, Rosemond Brown a.k.a Akuapem Poloo has been convicted over the publication of her nude photos with her 7-year-old son. The actress who had displayed her naked pictures with her son on social media on June 30, 2020, was arraigned on three count of publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence, a conduct that in any way undermines another person’s privacy or integrity and engaging in domestic violence namely conduct that in any way detracts or is likely to detract from another person’s dignity and worth as a human being. Akuapem pleaded "not guilty" when was first arraigned but changed it "guilty" when rearraigned on Wednesday April 14. She was then convicted by Her Honour, Christiana Cann of Accra Circuit Court on her own plea. EIB Network's ...
Prince Harry won’t wear military uniform at Prince Philip’s funeral after being stripped of his honorary positions for quitting his royal duties
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Prince Harry won’t wear military uniform at Prince Philip’s funeral after being stripped of his honorary positions for quitting his royal duties

Prince Harry is expected not to wear a military uniform at his grandfather's funeral after being stripped of his honorary military positions for quitting his royal duties. The Queen stripped Harry of his role as Captain-General of the Royal Marines, which he took over from Prince Philip, after deciding to quit royal duties last year. The 36-year-old also lost two other honorary military positions. This means he cannot wear the uniforms at official events, and will likely don a suit and his medals to Prince Philip's funeral this coming Saturday. However, Prince Andrew is another male senior royal who will not wear the military uniform after the Duke of York stepped back from public life in 2019 over his friendship with the late convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. In contra...
Stripper Facing 1,036 Years in Prison for ‘Squirting Vaginal Fluids’ at Five Police Officers, Infecting them with Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Herpes
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Stripper Facing 1,036 Years in Prison for ‘Squirting Vaginal Fluids’ at Five Police Officers, Infecting them with Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Herpes

A Florida lap dancer is facing 1,036 years in prison after she allegedly assaulted five police officers with her vagina, infecting them with chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes. Britney Simmons, 24, was performing at the Camel Toe strip club in Florida when an altercation began between Simmons and several clients at the club. Miami police were called to intervene and attempted to apprehend Simmons who was highly intoxicated and acting erratically, according to the official police report. Five Miami Police Department officers attempted to place Simmons under arrest but were momentarily indisposed when the lap dancer ejected vaginal fluids towards the officers, temporarily blinding three and injuring two, the police said. “She just spread her legs wide open and started squirting...
Convicted Fraudster Bags 70 Years Jail Term in Sokoto
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Convicted Fraudster Bags 70 Years Jail Term in Sokoto

Justice Bello Duwale of the Sokoto State High Court, sitting in Sokoto on Thursday, April 1, 2021, convicted and sentenced a fraudster, Hamzat Muhammad Bashar, to seventy years imprisonment without an option of fine. Justice Duwale pronounced his verdict on Bashar after he was found guilty of obtaining Twenty Nine Million Eight Hundred and Sixty-Five Thousand Naira (N29,865,000.00) by false pretense. He was arraigned, by the Sokoto Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on November 7, 2019, on a 12-count amended charge, bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretense. Count one of the charge reads: “That you Hamzat Bashar Muhammad, Hindatu Bashar (Now at Large) and Hamga Investment Resources Limited sometimes within the months of Jun...
Pastor Breaks into ex-lover’s House and Mercilessly Beats her
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Pastor Breaks into ex-lover’s House and Mercilessly Beats her

31-year-old Pastor of Gathering of Saints church in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe has been arraigned in court for reportedly breaking into his 46-year-old ex-lover’s home and mercilessly assaulting her. It was gathered that the incident occurred after Maritha Khumalo who refused to allow the Pastor into her home at Entumbane, locked herself in. Pastor Nkomo was said to have left briefly only to return around 7pm to hide in a nearby maize field, anticipating that Maritha would eventually open the door. He was however spotted at the farm by his ex-lover. After realising that his plan was not working, Pastor Nkomo scaled over the precast wall and knocked on Maritha’s door. After she insisted on not opening the door, he then climbed onto the roof where he removed two asbestos sheets and jump...
“It Aches so Bad” Sex Offenders Set to be Castrated for Pedophilia Plead
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“It Aches so Bad” Sex Offenders Set to be Castrated for Pedophilia Plead

Dozens of convicted child sex offenders are set to be castrated in Kazakhstan, the country's Government has announced. 25 sex criminals are set to be castrated. They are the latest to undergo the controversial procedure which one man said left him "aching so badly" he could hardly walk A total of 95 men are expected to undergo chemical castration in Kazakhstan this year at a cost of £178 per paedophile, Dailystar reports. Interior Ministry official Alexey Milyuk said that since the 2018 law came into effect, "the number of offences against the underaged has decreased by 15.4%". The country's Government believes the use of forced chemical castration to dramatically reduce male libido among convicted paedophiles will reduce sex crimes against children. Mr Milyuk said: "Leg...
Man Jailed over Dud Cheque In Akure, Two Others Convicted In Abeokuta
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Man Jailed over Dud Cheque In Akure, Two Others Convicted In Abeokuta

A 49-year-old man, Gabriel Akinsanmi, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for issuance of dud cheque, contrary to Section 1(1)(b) of the Dishonoured Cheques (Offences) Act, Cap D11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under Section 1(1)(b)(i) of the same Act. He was convicted on Friday, March 26, 2021 by Justice O. A. Adegbehingbe of the Ondo State High Court, sitting in Akure on two counts of a four-count charge of stealing and issuance of dud cheque brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office. His journey to prison started when the Commission received a petition dated June 8, 2017, from one Adebayo Alabi alleging that he (the complainant) paid the sum of N105,000,000 (One Hundred and Five Million Na...
Ten Young Men Convicted for Internet Fraud in Warri
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Ten Young Men Convicted for Internet Fraud in Warri

Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta State, on Thursday, March 25, convicted and sentenced ten internet fraudsters. Those convicted are Agbi Favour Alaba, Otasowie Kelly Osaremen, Chukuwdi Greater, Simeon Asein, Onosemuode Eyube Abel, and Aigbata Joseph. Others are Momodu Abdulmalik, William David, Erhirouture Precious, and Obibi Odemaro. The suspects who were arraigned on separate one-count charge of impersonation and obtaining by false pretenses, pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to them. The charge against one of the defendants, Alabi, reads: “That you Agbi Favour Alabi (a.k.a LEI WEI) on or about the 12th day of February, 2021 at Ogieva Street off Auchi-Benin Road , Benin City, Edo State within the jurisdiction of this Hounourab...
James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha
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James Ibori Releases Document Of How He Helped British Airways Under Abacha

James Ibori, a former governor of Delta who was convicted for stealing millions of pounds from his impoverished state, has released a letter that seemed to show how he saved the British Airways from suffering a prolonged ban under Nigeria’s late dictator Sani Abacha. Mr Ibori on Saturday evening tweeted a 1998 letter from the British Airways then-head of West African operations Andy Stern. Mr Stan thanked Mr Ibori for his intervention after Mr Abacha’s junta grounded all aircraft registered in Britain. The UK had at the time sanctioned Mr Abacha for suppressing freedom in Nigeria while brutalising opposition, as well as his failure to hand over power to Moshood Abiola. “On behalf of British Airways Plc, I thank you most sincerely for your kind assistance during the period ...
Twin Brothers Jailed for Fraud in Kwara
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Twin Brothers Jailed for Fraud in Kwara

Twin brothers, Taiye and Kehinde Adebayo have been handed a jail sentence after being convicted over offences bordering on internet fraud. The twin brothers who were prosecuted by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, were arraigned on a seven count charge to which they pleaded guilty. The charge against Taiye read in part; "That you, Taiye Adebayo, sometime in January, 2020, at Ilorin, within the judicial division of the Kwara State High Court, did cheat one Gary Brenton who you met on TWOO dating site, of the sum of $490 (Four Hundred and Ninety Dollars) received vide gift cards when you pretended to be female and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 322 of the same Penal Code." ...
Rapper, Rae Sremmurd’s Brother Charged with Murder After he ‘Shot his Own Father’
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Rapper, Rae Sremmurd’s Brother Charged with Murder After he ‘Shot his Own Father’

Michael Sullivan, the brother of American hip-hop duo, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd has been charged for the murder of their stepfather. District Attorney John Weddle revealed on Wednesday, March 17, that the 19-year-old was charged on Lee Mounty, Mississippi. The indictment was handed down to Sullivan after a grand jury heard evidence about the killing of 62-year-old Floyd Sullivan in January, TMZ reports. Michael faces life in prison if convicted and is still in custody, with no pending court date yet announced. The details surrounding the shooting that took place in Mississippi in January 2020 are still unknown. Officers from the Tupelo Police Department were sent to an address in the 500 block of Lumpkin Avenue at around 9.30pm on January 6 where they ...
Man Bags Three Months in Prison for Love Scam
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Man Bags Three Months in Prison for Love Scam

Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday, March 15, convicted and sentenced one Ajibola Hammed, to three-months in prison. According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) he was convicted after he pleaded guilty to an amended charge bordering on impersonation, contrary to Section 22(2)(b)(i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, Etc.) Act 2015 and Punishable under the same Act. The defendant, in a classic love scam, represented himself as Jessica Mercy, a white woman, to one Juan Angle, an American man with whom he claimed to be deeply in love, the agency said. He pleaded guilty to the charge, having entered a plea agreement with the EFCC, culminating in the amendment of his charge. In view of his plea, Ju...
Dinamo Zagreb Manager, Zoran Mamic Jailed ahead of Tottenham Clash
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Dinamo Zagreb Manager, Zoran Mamic Jailed ahead of Tottenham Clash

  Dinamo Zagreb boss, Zoran Mamic has resigned after being sentenced to four years and eight months in prison. The manager resigned ahead of the teams’ Europa League clash with Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham leaving his boys in disarray. The manager and his brother Zdravko were convicted of corruption charges in 2018. Mamic tendered his resignation as Dinamo Zagreb boss immediately after Croatia’s Supreme Court upheld the initial rulings on Monday. In a statement on the club’s official website, Mamic, said, “Although I don’t feel guilty, I resign as I said before I would do if the sentence was confirmed. “I wish all the good luck to the club.” His resignation was accepted immediately by the club’s board and Damir Krznar was swiftly appointed as his successor. Di...
“The System is Broken & Against Women Victims” Bouncer speaks on his experience after 15 years on the job
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“The System is Broken & Against Women Victims” Bouncer speaks on his experience after 15 years on the job

A former bouncer has spoken about his experience on the job and how he has almost always gotten justice whenever he was attacked by men but women attacked by men don't get justice. He explained on Twitter that he has been "stabbed, shot, bottled & assaulted over the years" yet almost all his attackers were convicted. However, he says he knows many women who have been raped yet not one attacker has been convicted. He explained that he doesn't want to have to be worrying about his daughters being attacked and harassed. He added: "The system is broken & against women victims."
Falana Criticizes FG, Says Ibori Loot Belongs To Delta
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Falana Criticizes FG, Says Ibori Loot Belongs To Delta

Human rights lawyer , Mr . Femi Falana (SAN) , says the loot recovered from convicted ex- Governor of Delta State , James Ibori, belongs to the state and not the Federal Government. He , therefore, faulted the Federal Government’s plan to use the recently recovered £4. 2m to construct Lagos -Ibadan Expressway, Abuja - Kano railway and other federal projects. Falana, in a statement , said , “ The £4 .2m does not belong to the Federal Government. The money confiscated from Governor Joshua Dariye in the United Kingdom was recovered by the Federal Government, repatriated to Nigeria and returned to the Plateau State Government. “ The money confiscated from Governor Diepreye Alamieyesigha in the United Kingdom was recovered by the Federal Government, repatriated to Nigeria and remitted ...
UK Government to Return £4.2m James Ibori Loot to Nigerian Government
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UK Government to Return £4.2m James Ibori Loot to Nigerian Government

The British Government has announced plans to return £4.2million funds recovered from friends and family members of convicted former Delta state governor, James Ibori. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms. Catriona Laing, disclosed this at a ceremony for the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between both the Nigerian and UK government in Abuja today March 9. She said this was the first tranche of such planned returns. She added that what is being returned to the Nigerian government was retrieved from friends and family members of Ibori. She noted the Ibori case is complicated and the United Kingdom authorities were still working on the total actual amount involved in the case. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Mala...
Uber Driver Smiles after Court Sentenced him to Prison for Fraud
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Uber Driver Smiles after Court Sentenced him to Prison for Fraud

Justice M. A. Odegbola of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday, March 8, 2021, convicted and sentenced one Michael Tosin Lawal, an Uber driver, to three-months in prison. A statement released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC says he was convicted after he pleaded guilty to an amended one count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretense, preferred against him by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the EFCC. The lone charge reads, “that you, Michael Tosin Lawal ‘M’ sometimes in the year 2020, in Ibadan Oyo State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained Gift Cards from one Trevor, a white male by falsely representing to him that you are a white female by the name Cyndy Tyler from the United...
Ex-NFL Player, Kellen Winslow II Jailed for 14-years for Rape and Assault
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Ex-NFL Player, Kellen Winslow II Jailed for 14-years for Rape and Assault

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for multiple rapes and other sexual offenses against five women in southern California. The 37-year-old son of Chargers hall of fame receiver Kellen Winslow appeared via video conference at the hearing in a California court on Wednesday, March 3. At the hearing, Winslow II declined to comment before his sentence, saying his lawyers had advised him not to speak. Judge Blaine Bowman said Winslow can only be described with “two words, and that is sexual predator.” Bowman said Winslow selected women who were vulnerable because of their age or their living situation with the idea that “hopefully he would get away with it in his mind.” Winslow was convicted of forcible rape, rape of an unconscious pe...
Driver Bags 9 Months in Prison for Assaulting FRSC Official
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Driver Bags 9 Months in Prison for Assaulting FRSC Official

An Upper Area Court, sitting in Wannune,Tarka LGA, of Benue State, presided over by Aaga Torkaa, Esq has on Wednesday March 3, convicted a road traffic offender whose name was given as Suaga J Terkumbur for assaulting an operative of the Federal Road Safety Corps diligently carrying out his lawful duty along Wannune - Gboko Road on 9th January 2021. The offender who was convicted on a 3 count charge resulting to bagging nine (9) months imprisonment was handed an option of fine amounting to the sum of N9,000.00. The Upper Area Court also gave Mr. Torkaa other conditions for bail, including the payment of the sum of N25,000.00 being the medical bill accrued as a result of the injuries he inflicted on the Marshal Operative during the assault, and another sum of N5,000.00 as compensatio...
Rev. King Gets 17 Pages Of ThisDay Birthday Advert While On Death Row
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Rev. King Gets 17 Pages Of ThisDay Birthday Advert While On Death Row

Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, more commonly called Rev King, who was convicted for murder to the Supreme Court and given a death sentence, has been gifted with 17 newspaper advert pages in ThisDay, by his church members and others who celebrated him like a god. Reverend King, General Overseer of Christian Praying Assembly, Lagos State, who was sentenced to death in January 2007 for murder, indecent and sexual assaults and other atrocities in his church, was seen on the newspaper adverts celebrated as “daddy and god.” The newspaper devoted 17 full colour pages to King being adverts carried by his church members, saying “His Holiness, the Most High Dr Reverend King live and reign forever in our lives in Jesus Christ name. Amen. We worship and adore you, our living God.” “On the glorious d...
Iranian Woman Hanged after Dying of a Heart Attack’
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Iranian Woman Hanged after Dying of a Heart Attack’

An Iranian woman who died of a heart attack while waiting to be executed was allegedly still hanged. The woman, identified as Zahra Ismaili, had been convicted of killing her husband, who was a senior official in the Ministry of Intelligence. Her lawyer, Omid Moradi, claimed her husband had allegedly been abusive to both her and their daughter and that she had acted in self-defence. However, the mother-of-two was sentenced to death by hanging. On the day she was to be executed, she was reportedly made to watch as 16 men were hanged in front of her while waiting her turn at Rajai Shahr Prison, west of the capital Tehran. She died of a heart attack before it got to her turn but they still went ahead to hang her, according to local news. Following her death, her lawyer, ...
US Convicts 23-year-old Nigerian Lady, Oyindamola Akinrinola, For Online Fraud
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US Convicts 23-year-old Nigerian Lady, Oyindamola Akinrinola, For Online Fraud

Oyindamola Akinrinola, a 23-year-old Nigerian lady has been convicted for her role in fraud schemes that targeted victims across the United States. The college student of Lawrence, Kansas, pleaded guilty in federal court for receiving and transferring illicit funds on commission on behalf of a Nigerian co-conspirator. US Attorney Stephen McAllister, who announced her conviction on Monday night, February 22,  stated that Akinrinola will face time in federal prison for her crime. “Akinrinola and her co-conspirator in Nigeria victimized individuals, several elderly, through a variety of online scams,” said U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister. “She now faces time in federal prison for her crimes. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to prioritize the investig...
Convicted Nigerian Fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke to Undergo Treatment for ‘Fraud Mentality and Drug Abuse’
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Convicted Nigerian Fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke to Undergo Treatment for ‘Fraud Mentality and Drug Abuse’

Convicted Nigerian fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke will be undergoing treatment for ‘fraud mentality and drug abuse’. A judge of an Eastern District court of Virginia, Rebecca Smith had ordered that the Nigerian man who was listed on the Forbes 30 under 30 category for his business exploits and wealth, be incarcerated in a medical facility where he would be subjected to ”full medical and mental health evaluation and treatment”. Premium Times reported that the evaluation cum treatment is part of the rehabilitation process to reform his conduct before he completes his jail term and is reintegrated into the society. Judge Smith, in her recommendations to the Bureau of Prisons said; “The defendant be incarcerated in the facility at the Federal Medical Centre at Butner, North Carolina ...
“I love him, I want to come visit him in Jail” – American model/stripper, Symba gushes about Invictus Obi
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“I love him, I want to come visit him in Jail” – American model/stripper, Symba gushes about Invictus Obi

American model and stripper, Symba, took to her Instastory to show her support for Nigerian convicted fraudster, Invictus Obi, who just bagged a 10-year jail term for fraud in the U.S. (Read here) Sharing a photo of Invictus Obi on her story, the curvy model declared her love for him before revealing that she wants to visit him in jail. "I love him. If you know him, tell him I want to come visit him in jail," Symba wrote underneath his picture.  
Omar Farouq, Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria
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Omar Farouq, Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria

Teenager Omar Farouq who was acquitted after being sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a Sharia Court in Kano for blasphemy has left Nigeria. Farouq was facing further threats to his life from some extremists in Kano, Poland’s Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum said on its website. Farouq was in 2020 handed the sentence after being accused of using foul language considered to be blasphemous toward Allah in a chat with his friend while he was 13 years old. The teenager was cleared of the charges in January after Lagos-based rights lawyer Kola Alapini appealed the judgement. Director of the museum Piotr Cywinski had also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to pardon Farouq. However, announcing Farouq’s relocation, Cywinski said, “In order to avoid a possible atta...
Man Sentenced To 7 Years Imprisonment For Raping 6-Year-Old Girl In Cross River
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Man Sentenced To 7 Years Imprisonment For Raping 6-Year-Old Girl In Cross River

A High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State capital has convicted one Isaac Evaghoghome for raping a 6-year-old girl. Evaghoghome was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months imprisonment with no option of fine by Justice E. E Ita, on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Isaac Evaghoghome pleaded guilty to the charge of rape of the minor (6 years at the time of the incident) Reacting to the judgement on Friday, Barr. James Ibor, head of Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI) said he was pleased with the ruling. BRCI wrote on Facebook; "ANOTHER WIN. Isaac Evaghoghome who pleaded guilty to the Charge of rape of a child (6 years at time of incident) was sentenced to a term of 7 years and 6 months with no option of fine. We appreciate the efforts of Basic Rights Counsel Initiative Leg...
COVID-19 Second Wave: 566 Arrested, 502 Convicted, 32 Clubs Shut In Lagos
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COVID-19 Second Wave: 566 Arrested, 502 Convicted, 32 Clubs Shut In Lagos

No fewer than 566 persons have been arrested and 502 convicted for breaching COVID-19 Regulations in Lagos, since the advent of the pandemic’s second wave. The Nation learnt that 32 clubs and event centres have also been shut by the Lagos State Safety Commission including the Event Hall of Eko Club, which was closed down last Tuesday. It was gathered that Lagos prosecutors have also begun requesting presiding magistrates to ensure that anyone apprehended for breaching COVID-19 Regulations is made to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test. These and more were the contents of a January 14 letter from the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, seen by The Nation Saturday. In it, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, addressed the concerns of a lawyer ...
Dele Momodu Appeals To EFCC To Stop Parade Of Arrested Suspects
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Dele Momodu Appeals To EFCC To Stop Parade Of Arrested Suspects

Chairman of Ovation Media Group Dele Momodu has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop the parade of suspects who have not been prosecuted and convicted. Mr Momodu’s appeal came after the EFCC’s latest parade of 10 internet fraud suspects in Lagos. “I wish to appeal to EFCC & security agencies to stop rushing to parade pictures of young Nigerians on social media pages when their cases have not been prosecuted and they’re not convicted,” he said on Tuesday. “This habit may permanently damage some of these guys permanently if later found innocent.” Momodu also urged the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to intervene in the matter. “Our dear @officialefcc please, it is not every young Nigerian carrying laptop that is a Yahoo Yahoo fraudster… There is ...
25-year-old Man bags 12 Strokes of Cane for Dealing in Hard Drugs in Kano state
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25-year-old Man bags 12 Strokes of Cane for Dealing in Hard Drugs in Kano state

A 25-year-old man identified as Umar Yahaya is to be flogged 12 strokes of cane and also pay a fine of N10,000 for dealing in hard drugs. The suspect was arrested on December 31, 2020 at about 7pm by a team of police officers attached to Fagge Division Kano. The defendant was in possession of 13 rubber solutions and two bottles of ‘suck and die’ suspected to be intoxicant. The resident of Fagge Quarters of Kano metropolis who was convicted on two-count charge of public disturbances and possession of ‘rubber solution and  ‘suck and die’ – narcotics, had pleaded guilty to the charges. Magistrate Mr Farouk Ibrahim who delivered the judgement, summarily convicted the defendant and pronounced a sentence of one month in jail or the option of a fine of N10,000 and award of 12 strokes...
₦10.9 Billion Fraud: Court Jails Ex-Finbank MD, Nwosu, Three Others
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₦10.9 Billion Fraud: Court Jails Ex-Finbank MD, Nwosu, Three Others

Justice Lateefa A. Okunnu of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, convicted and sentenced Okey Nwosu, a former Managing Director, Finbank Plc, to three years imprisonment for over 10bn fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had arraigned Nwosu alongside Dayo Famuroti, Agnes Ebubedike and Danjuma Ocholi on a 26-count amended charge bordering on stealing and illegal conversion to the tune of N10,934,704,402. The defendants, who perpetrated the fraud while they were directors of the bank, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them, thereby leading to their full trial. In the course of the trial, the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs , SAN, called witnesses and also tendered several documents that were admitted...

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