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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...
Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Invictus Obi Okeke’s N235 Million
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Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Invictus Obi Okeke’s N235 Million

Justice A. M. Liman of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the final forfeiture of N235,451,969 traced to the account of a convicted fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke, to the Federal Government of Nigeria. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren, announced this in a statement on Thursday. Okeke, the Chief Executive Officer of Invictus Group, pleaded guilty to two charges: computer fraud and wire fraud. DAILY POST reported his arrest in August 2019 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Okeke, who made it into Forbes Africa’s Under 30 List in 2016, was nabbed for $11 million fraud after an official account belonging to a steel company’s CEO was hacked. The FBI was contacted about the scam by the representatives of Unatrac Holding Lim...
Muslim Lawyer Who Defends Yahaya Aminu-Sharif Has Renounced His Faith – Mabera
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Muslim Lawyer Who Defends Yahaya Aminu-Sharif Has Renounced His Faith – Mabera

The Chairman of Sokoto State Ulama Forum of Izala, Sheikh Abubakar Usman Mabera has said any lawyer who defends the Kano State singer Yahaya Aminu Sharif recently convicted for blasphemy by a sharia court has renounced his Islamic faith. Speaking in Sokoto at the weekend, the Islamic cleric affirmed that a competent sharia court in Kano has sentenced the Kano singer to death for blasphemy. He noted that blasphemy in Islam is a capital punishment whose punishment is death, saying, “As a Muslim, the law applies to the singer. The cleric who is also the Chief Imam of Malam Buhari Dan Shehu mosque in Sokoto called on Muslim lawyers to be careful in defending the convict, insisting,’ any lawyer who comes out to defend him has renounced his Islamic faith. According to him, since ...
Internet Fraudster Convicted for Defrauding an American of $2,500
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Internet Fraudster Convicted for Defrauding an American of $2,500

An internet fraudster, Timileyin Awojodu, has been convicted for defrauding an American citizen of $2,500 after posing with the name 'Troy Stone' and using nude pictures to lure his victim. On Monday July 13, a High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, convicted Timileyin Awojodu, after listening to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) prosecutor, Abdurasheed Sulaeman, say Timileyin obtained the money from his American victim fraudulently. The prosecutor revealed Timileyin fraudulently worked with the con name 'Troy Stone' he used in defrauding his victim. The prosecutor while making his case tendered the money recovered from the convict, one iPhone 7, confessional statement made by Awojodu and nude pictures printed on his mail. Timileyin was found guilty by ...
Rapists to get Life Imprisonment in Akwa Ibom
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Rapists to get Life Imprisonment in Akwa Ibom

Governor Emmaneul Udom has signed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law , VAPPL, 2020, which empowers judges to hand down life imprisonment to anyone convicted of rape in Akwa Ibom state. The state's commissioner for agriculture and women affairs, Glory Edet who spoke after the Governor assented the bill, said it is aimed at discouraging the spate of violence in the society. Edet said;   “I think this is one of the best things that has happened to protect the female gender and as the commissioner overseeing women matters , I believe the women of Akwa Ibom, the children and even our men are happy because this law will really teach defaulters a lesson. “This law allows for the implementation of a lot of things we were praying for and prescribes stiffer punishment...
Iran to execute spy convicted of helping US kill top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani
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Iran to execute spy convicted of helping US kill top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani

An Iranian national convicted of spying for the US and Israel by helping target top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani will be executed soon, Iran’s judiciary said on Tuesday. Mahmoud Mousavi Majd was convicted of spying on Iran’s armed forces “especially the Quds Force and on the whereabouts and movements of martyr General Qassem Soleimani” for large sums of money from both Israel’s Mossad and the CIA, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told a televised news conference. His sentence was upheld by Iran’s supreme court and would be “carried out soon,” the spokesman added. Soleimani headed the Quds Force, the foreign operations arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, and was killed in January in a US drone strike near Baghdad airport. The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muha...
NAPTIP Releases Identities Of Convicted Rapists In Nigeria Since 2015 (Photos)
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NAPTIP Releases Identities Of Convicted Rapists In Nigeria Since 2015 (Photos)

The identities of convicted sex offenders in Nigeria have been unveiled by The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons. The action of NAPTIP became necessary following the increasing rape incidents in Nigeria in recent times. It also further reminds Nigerians that the Nigeria Sex Offender Register is still very much active. Nigeria Sex Offender Register is determined to naming and shaming all sex offenders. The first national sexual offenders register was launched in November 2019. It contains the database of those convicted for sexual violence since 2015 – an important step towards clamping down on abuse. However, for complaints on rape, child abuse, or domestic violence call any of the following numbers 08175899289, 09062887858, 09062887856, 09...
Reps Reject Castration as Punishment for Rapists
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Reps Reject Castration as Punishment for Rapists

House of Representatives members on Thursday June 4, rejected castration as punishment for people convicted of rape. Hon James Faleke made the suggestion during a debate on the motion of increased sexual violence against women particularly the rape and murder of two girls in Oyo and Edo states recently. The lawmakers who identified “weak institutions, poor enforcement, poverty and unacceptable social practices” as part of the reasons for sexual violence against women, rejected Faleke's suggestion when Speaker of the house, Femi Gbajabiamila subjected it to a voice vote.= Gbajabiamila also asked what would happen to an older female who rapes a younger male. This generated noise in the chamber. Debating the motion brought forward, the lawmakers condemned the increasing cases ...
130 People Come Forward to Claim They are Jeffrey Epstein’s Children as the pedophile’s $635 Million Estate is on the Line for Inheritance
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130 People Come Forward to Claim They are Jeffrey Epstein’s Children as the pedophile’s $635 Million Estate is on the Line for Inheritance

130 people come forward to claim they are Jeffrey Epstein's children after the pedophile's $635 million estate was put on the line for inheritance A website created by a DNA company to find any possible heirs to deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein's multi-million dollar estate has heard from 130 people claiming to be the convicted pedophile's children. If any are found to be the former financier's children, they could lay claim to a piece his US$635 million ($1.04 billion) estate, which includes his Manhattan mansion, Zorro Ranch in Stanley, New Mexico, and a luxury 30-hectare estate, dubbed "paedophile island", the Daily Mail reported. About 386 people contacted Epsteinheirs.com, with 30 percent saying they are not sure but think they might be his offspring. The American bi...
Lockdown: Kano mobile courts convict 717 violators
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Lockdown: Kano mobile courts convict 717 violators

Kano State Judiciary said no fewer than 717 violators of the Presidential lockdown were arrested and convicted from Sunday to Wednesday in Kano. Mr Baba Jibo, Public Relations Officer, who disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kano, said some Imams were also arrested and punished for leading Juma’at prayer at Minjibir Local Government Area of the state. According to him, five hummer jeeps and a truck were intercepted by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano at Kwanan Dangora, along Zaria road, with each fined to pay N150,000 for violating the order. NAN recalled that the 11 mobile courts were recently established by the Kano State Government to enforce the compliance of the stay at home order.   Jibo explained that the two Imams arrested were ordered t...
Harvey Weinstein Charged With Third Sexual Assault Case In Los Angeles
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Harvey Weinstein Charged With Third Sexual Assault Case In Los Angeles

Movie producer and convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein has been charged with a third case of alleged sexual assault in Los Angeles. Prosecutors said they have added a second count of sexual battery related to the alleged assault of a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel in 2010. They include forcible rape and sexual penetration by use of force. The latest charge alleges the fallen movie mogul, 68, assaulted a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel on May 11, 2010. The alleged victim was first interviewed by police in October 2019. Los Angeles County district attorney Jackie Lacey said: “We are continuing to build and strengthen our case.” “As we gather corroborating evidence, we have reached out to other possible sexual assault victims,” she said in a statement. “If we find new evid...
Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein Recovers From Coronavirus And Is Out Of Quarantine
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Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein Recovers From Coronavirus And Is Out Of Quarantine

Former movie producer, Harvey Weinstein has recovered from Coronavirus and has been released from isolation more than two weeks after he had tested positive for the disease. The report was confirmed by Weinstein’s spokesman Juda Engelmayer, who said: “As of now, it’s been 14 days since reports of concern from people inside the prison, and he has no symptoms and no issues.” “He has been released from medical isolation” and has now been “deemed alright.” Weinstein’s prison consultant Craig Rothfeld also said that the 68-year-old “is still in the Regional Medical Unit at Wende Correctional Facility and being monitored for his various medical conditions.” But Rothfeld, however, declined to comment on Weinstein’s health condition, citing health privacy regulations. The 68-yea...
India Hangs Four Men Over 2012 Delhi Bus Gang Rape and Murder
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India Hangs Four Men Over 2012 Delhi Bus Gang Rape and Murder

India has executed the four men who were convicted of the brutal gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus in Delhi in 2012. The men, Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta, and Mukesh Singh had been found guilty in a 2013 trial and sentenced to death by hanging, but their execution had been postponed multiple times due to appeals. According to BBC UK, the four were hanged at dawn on Friday March 20th in the capital’s high-security Tihar prison with hundreds gathered outside the prison gates, shouting “death to rapists”. “It took seven years but justice was delivered,” said Delhi chief minister Arwind Kejriwal. It was the first time in five years that capital punishment has been carried out in India. The victim, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student who the Indian p...
Nicki Minaj’s Husband, Kenneth Petty Finally Registers as a Sex Offender in California
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Nicki Minaj’s Husband, Kenneth Petty Finally Registers as a Sex Offender in California

Nicki Minaj's husband,  Kenneth Petty has finally registered as a sex offender in the State of California following his arrest last week in Los Angeles. Recall LIB reported that Kenneth Petty who was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender in California, pleaded 'not guilty' to the charges that ensued after being arraigned before Los Angeles County Superior Court. Barely a day after the charges against him were dropped following his appearance in court, Nicki Minaj's husband has finally registered as a sex offender.   Petty moved to California in July 2019 but did not register as a sex offender within five working days of moving. His sex offender status stems from 1995, when he was convicted of first-degree attempted rape. Petty was 16 years old at t...
Alabama executes inmate convicted in killing of 3 officers
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Alabama executes inmate convicted in killing of 3 officers

A man convicted in the 2004 killings of three police officers who were shot by another man was executed Thursday evening in Alabama. Inmate Nathaniel Woods, 43, was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. CST Thursday following a lethal injection at the state prison in Atmore, authorities said. The inmate had no last words before the chemicals began flowing. The execution came after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a temporary stay to consider last-minute appeals and then denied the inmate’s petitions. It also came after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey told Woods’ attorney she had denied a request for clemency. Woods and Kerry Spencer were convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in the slayings of the three Birmingham officers. The officers deaths in a hail of gunfire rocked Alabama’s larges...
Kim Kardashian Mourns Death Row Inmate Nathaniel Woods as he is Executed Despite Attempts to Save Him
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Kim Kardashian Mourns Death Row Inmate Nathaniel Woods as he is Executed Despite Attempts to Save Him

Kim Kardashian is mourning the death of an Alabama death row inmate who was executed despite last-minute attempts to save his life. Nathaniel Woods was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death for the June 17, 2004, murder of Birmingham police officers Carlos Owen, Harley Chisolm and Charles Bennett, the Associated Press reported. However, a number of activists, including Kim Kardashian, Martin Luther King III, and Shaun King called for the state’s governor to intervene and stop the planned execution since co-defendant, Kerry Spencer, confessed to the crime in a handwritten letter provided by his attorneys this week. Spencer wrote in the letter: "Nathaniel Woods is 100% innocent. I know this to be a fact because I’m the person that shot and killed all three of th...

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