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Update: Murdered rapper, Pop Smoke was “Killed” by a 15-year-old Shooter, Detective Testifies
Lifestyle

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...
Actress, Tonto Dikeh, has said that rapists should either face the death penalty or be castrated
Celebs

Actress, Tonto Dikeh, has said that rapists should either face the death penalty or be castrated

In an interview with Saturday Beats, she said, “In Nigeria, cases of rape are fast assuming a threatening dimension that requires urgent intervention. Rape, death penalty or be castrated like other forms of violence against women, is an infringement on women’s rights, privacy, self-preservation and dignity. There is little or no policy or law that protect the victims as they are most times blamed, stigmatised and humiliated by society if it is brought to the public domain. This hinders victims from embracing a mindset of reporting such an inhumane crime to the appropriate authorities. . “I believe that any person found guilty of rape should be sentenced to death either by hanging, firing squad, lethal injection or electrocution. I would also recommend castration. Rape cases and sexua...
Religion

As much as I hate the death sentence, no punishment is too severe for a rapist- Pastor Adeboye

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, has said that as much as he hates the death penalty, no punishment meted on a rapist is too severe. In a video broadcasted on Dove TV on Sunday, June 14, the clergyman condemned the act, saying it leaves an eternal scar on women. Speaking specifically about UNIBEN student, Uwaila Omozuwa, who was raped and murdered in one of the RCCG parishes in Edo state, the clergyman said he and his prayer warriors will not stop until the perpetrators of the dastard act are fished out and brought to justice. In his words I just want to put on record my humble opinion about the crime of rape. In my own opinion, there is hardly any crime more grievious than that of rape. Maybe with the possible exceptio...
Why We Don’t Initiate Death Penalty For Corruption – Senate’s Spokesman
Politics

Why We Don’t Initiate Death Penalty For Corruption – Senate’s Spokesman

The Senate has said it is not possible for it to initiate a bill that prescribes the death penalty for looters. The red chamber, however, pledged to support any executive or private member bill that would criminalise acts of corruption. The spokesperson for the Senate, Godiya Akwashiki, stated this in an interview with one of our correspondents on Thursday. He spoke against a backdrop of some Nigerians and groups calling for a bill that prescribes the death penalty for treasury looters instead of the lawmakers devoting time to social media and hate speech bills. "It is not possible for the Senate President to direct any senator to go and produce a particular type of bill. All of us are elected to represent our constituency from various parts of the country,” he said. The...
Akeredolu Criticises Hate Speech Bill, Kicks against Death Penalty For offenders
Politics

Akeredolu Criticises Hate Speech Bill, Kicks against Death Penalty For offenders

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Monday opposed the proposed death penalty for hate speech offenders in the country. He compared the penalty to sentencing someone who steals N10,000 to death and freeing another that steals N1million. Governor Akeredolu disclosed this in Ilorin, Kwara state at the opening ceremony of the sixth biennial international conference of the University of Ilorin Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies department. Speaking on the theme: “Domesticating Sustainable Development Goal 16 in Nigeria: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions,” The governor said, “How can somebody steal N10,000 and be sentenced to death, when another person who stole or embezzled N1m is allowed to go scot free. "when I was the president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA...
Governors Reject Death Penalty For Hate Speech
Politics

Governors Reject Death Penalty For Hate Speech

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) wednesday rejected the proposed death penalty for hate speech in the bill at the National Assembly. The governors also resolved to conclude negotiations with labour unions on the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage before the December 31 deadline. The governors spoke to journalists last night at the end of their seventh meeting in Abuja, which was presided over by the Vice Chiarman of the NGF and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal. Tambuwal urged the National Assembly to conduct a public hearing on the hate speech bill to aggregate the views of Nigerians. “I’m not sure I have heard any governor come out to say he is in support of the death penalty for hate speech. “I believe that the National Assembly should hold a public h...
119 Nigerians On Death Row In Malaysia, Says Amnesty International
Crime

119 Nigerians On Death Row In Malaysia, Says Amnesty International

Amnesty International (AI) has identified 119 Nigerians among a total of 1,281 persons sentenced to death in Malaysia. AI gave the figure in its report titled, “Fatally flawed: Why Malaysia must abolish the death penalty.” It said the 1,281 death row inmates were being kept in 26 detention facilities across Malaysia. In Malaysia, 33 offences are punished with a death sentence. The AI report said the 119 Nigerians were convicted of hard drug-related offences. “As of 22 February 2019, 1,281 people were under sentence of death in Malaysia, held in 26 detention facilities across the country. A startling 44 per cent (568) of all those under sentence of death were foreign nationals, from 43 countries. “Nationals from Nigeria made up 21 per cent of this group, with those from Indo...
More Than 2,000 Nigerians On Death Row – Coalition For Abolition Of Death Penalty
Crime

More Than 2,000 Nigerians On Death Row – Coalition For Abolition Of Death Penalty

The coalition included the World Coalition for the Abolition of Death Penalty; Community of Sant’Egidio and Life Wire International Foundation. At least there are more than 2,000 Nigerians condemned to death in Nigeria, says a coalition of international organizations. This was disclosed during a press conference held in Abuja on Thursday after visiting different prisons across Nigeria, including Ikoyi, Kirikiri, Port Harcourt and Enugu. The coalition included the World Coalition for the Abolition of Death Penalty; Community of Sant’Egidio and Life Wire International Foundation. The Vice-President, World Coalition for the Abolition of Death Penalty, Ms. Annemarie Pieters, said they welcomed the fact that the new law provided the possibility to change capital punishment to li...
Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists
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Rape: Nigeria Senate Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists

The Senate on Wednesday expressed worry over the increasing incidences of rape of women and defilement of minors in parts of the country. Senators resolved that application of death penalty to offenders would go a long way to serve as a deterrent to the menace. Apart from death penalty for rape offenders, the lawmakers also underscored the necessity to review relevant laws as well as open registers for rape offenders in parts of the country. The resolution followed the adoption of a motion on increasing cases of rape, sponsored by Senator Rose Oko. The Cross River North Senator, asked the Senate to take the lead by reviewing existing laws to discourage the trend. Oko called attention to several alleged rape cases, including the one allegedly by the Pastor of Commonwealth...
Nigerian lawmakers are pushing for the death penalty for rape
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Nigerian lawmakers are pushing for the death penalty for rape

Nigerian lawmakers are pushing for the death penalty for rape, weeks after allegations of sexual assault against senior religious clerics sparked nationwide uproar, amidst concerns over rising cases of sexual abuse. “We should review our laws and make it a death penalty and by the time we kill one or two persons, those who are raping will control that thing that is making them to rape,” said George Sekibo of Rivers State, during plenary on Tuesday... If a man commits sexual abuse on a six-month old baby, it is criminal. That person ought to be killed not to be sentenced. It has been happening in this country and perpetrators are not punished. Are there no laws? don’t we have departments of governments that are handling these laws? “No religions accepts that. We should either review our ...
Terrorism: Saudi Arabia Executes 37 People, Crucifies One
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Terrorism: Saudi Arabia Executes 37 People, Crucifies One

The kingdom’s official news agency said Tuesday that Saudi Arabia has executed 37 men convicted of terror-related crimes. According to an interior ministry statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), one of the convicts was crucified. SPA said in a tweet: “The death penalty was implemented on a number of criminals for adopting extremist terrorist ideologies and forming terrorist cells to corrupt and disrupt security as well as spreading chaos and provoking sectarian strife.” Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry said Tuesday’s executions were carried out in accordance with Islamic law, using language that indicated they were all beheading. The body of one of the men, Khaled bin Abdel Karim al-Tuwaijri was publicly pinned to a poll for several hours in a process that is no...
Saudi Arabia Resorting To Death Penalty To Crush Opposition Figures – Amnesty
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Saudi Arabia Resorting To Death Penalty To Crush Opposition Figures – Amnesty

Amnesty International says Saudi Arabia is making use of the death penalty to crush opposition figures, as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against Muslim preachers, members of the press and intellectuals widens in the conservative oil-rich kingdom. The London-based rights group said Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor was seeking the death penalty for more people, noting that prominent preacher Sheikh Salman al- Awdah was one of those targeted for execution. The Prisoners of Conscience, which is an independent non-governmental organization advocating human rights in Saudi Arabia, also announced in a post on its official Twitter page that Awdah, along with two other clerics, identified as Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari, had been in prison for 19 months with no leg...
Brunei Gay Law: Gay Sex And Adultery Punishable With Death Penalty
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Brunei Gay Law: Gay Sex And Adultery Punishable With Death Penalty

A Brunei Gay Law which goes into effect on Wednesday in the Southeast Asian country, will punish adultery and homosexual sex with death. Anyone found guilty of the offenses will be stoned to death, according to a new penal code based on Sharia law, an Islamic legal system that outlines strict corporal punishments. The strict new laws were announced by the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, in 2014 and have been rolled out gradually in the small nation on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia, CNN reports. The latest phase of implementation, including the brutal new provisions, was quietly announced on the Brunei attorney general's website in December. The Sultan "does not expect other people to accept and agree with it, but that it would suffice if they just respect the n...
Saudi To Behead Khashoggi Killers
Crime

Saudi To Behead Khashoggi Killers

Five Saudi officials are facing the death penalty after being accused of murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saud Al-Mojeb, the kingdom's public prosecutor, said on Thursday that 21 people are in custody over the killing and charges have been brought against 11 of them. But he effectively exonerated Saudi's de-facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman by laying ultimate blame for Khashoggi's killing at the feet of two lesser officials. Al-Mojeb told reporters in Riyadh that the highest-level official implicated in Khashoggi's killing is former deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri, who gave the order for him to be repatriated from Turkey. He added that it was 'the head of the negotiating team' dispatched to seize Khashoggi who then gave the order to kill him. A spokesman for the...
NYC Terror Suspect Offers To Plead Guilty To Avoid Death Penalty, Attorneys Say
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NYC Terror Suspect Offers To Plead Guilty To Avoid Death Penalty, Attorneys Say

The suspect in New York City's deadliest terror attack since 9/11 has offered to plead guilty in order to avoid the death penalty, according to a new court filing from the suspect's defense attorneys.   Sayfullo Saipov, 29, has been charged with killing eight people and injuring a dozen others after he drove a pickup truck down a bicycle path near the World Trade Center on October 31. Saipov faces a 22-count indictment, which includes murder and terror-related charges. He has pleaded not guilty. In the filing, Saipov's attorneys say that with the amount of discovery the government has already produced in the case and the procedural requirements associated with pursuing a death penalty charge, the case could stretch on for years. His attorneys write, "The most straight...
Ibrahim Idris Pushes For Death Penalty For Kidnappers
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Ibrahim Idris Pushes For Death Penalty For Kidnappers

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, is pushing for stricter laws on kidnapping. While meeting with Commissioners of Police and other senior officers of the Force in Abuja yesterday, the IGP urged the National Assembly to enact stricter laws. He stated that the evil act is thriving because there are no laws in place to tackle it. He said: "When I went to the National Assembly, I told them that what we need to challenge kidnapping is punishment. I think these boys see us parade people but they don’t see them taken to court or sentenced to death. In some states where kidnapping leads to death of somebody, the penalty is death but they only see the court sentencing such persons to 10 years or life imprisonment. "I feel that is why they feel more relaxed and I told the Nation...
Japan ‘Black Widow’ Confesses To Killing Husband No. 4
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Japan ‘Black Widow’ Confesses To Killing Husband No. 4

A one-time millionairess dubbed the “Black Widow” over the untimely deaths of lovers and a husband, admitted poisoning her last partner at her trial this week in a multiple murder case that has gripped Japan. Chisako Kakehi, 70, has become notorious over accusations she dispatched a number of elderly men she was involved with, drawing comparisons with the spider that kills its mate after copulation. Kakehi is on trial for the murders of three men — including a husband — and the attempted murder of another, all to allow her to collect on insurance policies. Prosecutors suspect she used cyanide to rid herself of her lovers, amassing a reported one billion yen ($8.8 million) in payouts over 10 years. Her trial began in late June, but this week she stunned the court by telling judg...
Nigerian Army Didn’t Carry Out Thorough Investigation – AI
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Nigerian Army Didn’t Carry Out Thorough Investigation – AI

Amnesty International (AI) has faulted an army panel report which cleared soldiers of alleged extrajudicial killings of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Boko Haram insurgent group. A statement issued on Thursday by Osai Ojigho, director of the organisation in Nigeria, said the panel was not independent and thorough in its investigations. AI defended its earlier findings which indicted military personnel, and challenged the army to publicise the entire details of the panel’s report “We maintain that the nine senior commanders named in our report should be the subject of an effective and independent investigation,” the statement read. “To this end, we welcome the panel’s recommendation that there should be a presidential commission of inquiry into these alleg...
Fed Govt Begs Indonesia Over Nigerians On Death Row
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Fed Govt Begs Indonesia Over Nigerians On Death Row

The Federal Government has pleaded with the government of Indonesia to commute the death penalty passed on Nigerians in the country’s prison, to life imprisonment. Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, made the plea in a joint communique issued at the end of bilateral meeting between the Minister and Mrs Retno Marsudi his counterpart from Indonesia. He said, “on consular issues, Nigeria recognises the drugs emergency situation in Indonesia and pleaded for commuting death penalty to life imprisonment.” This is not the first time that the government is pleading on behalf of Nigerians on death row in Indonesia. Available report shows that FG had pleaded so many times for Nigerian on Death row in Indonesia. in May 2012, February 2013, March 2015 and more recently in July 2016 ...

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