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Dealer who gave out pills in Mac Miller’s fatal overdose pleads guilty
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Dealer who gave out pills in Mac Miller’s fatal overdose pleads guilty

Two men linked to distributing the drugs that caused American rapper, Mac Miller’s fatal overdose have pleaded guilty in separate hearings in Los Angeles. Stephen Andrew Walter, 48, and Ryan Michael Reavis, 38, pleaded guilty on Tuesday November 30 in video conferences to one felony count of distributing fentanyl. Prior to pleading guilty, Walter told federal Judge Otis D. Wright he never met Miller and didn’t know what happened to the drugs that he gave Ryan Michael Reavis to sell. Court documents showed that the rapper was given the pills two days before the fatal drug overdose on Sept. 7, 2018 at his home in Studio City, California. Walter said; “I was charged with selling blue pills, little blue counterfeit oxycontin pills … and I didn’t know what was in them. “I didn’t ...
Alleged cybercrime: Trial of Naira Marley stalled over absence of prosecution witness
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Alleged cybercrime: Trial of Naira Marley stalled over absence of prosecution witness

The alleged cybercrime trial of popular musician, Azeez Fashola, a.k.a Naira Marley was stalled today Tuesday, November 30, at the Federal High Court in Lagos, following the absence of a witness for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission prosecuting the case. Augustine Anosike, a forensic analyst, is the second prosecution witness in the case. Mr. Anosike who concluded his evidence-in-chief on October 27, was scheduled for cross-examination on Tuesday. At today's proceeding, however, the prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that the witness was absent in court on "compassionate grounds”. The court subsequently adjourned till November 30, 2021, for cross-examination. Marley is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on an 11...
Juventus Face Possible Relegation to Serie B and may be Stripped of their Last Serie A title Following Transfer Investigation
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Juventus Face Possible Relegation to Serie B and may be Stripped of their Last Serie A title Following Transfer Investigation

Serie A giants, Juventus face possible relegation to Italy’s second-tier and may have their 2020 top-flight title stripped off them if found guilty of illegal transfer dealings. Over the weekend, the Italian giants' club offices were raided amid a probe into their transfer dealings and the club's profits from deals and agents fees between 2019 and 2021. The Serie A giants have been accused of false accounting and CODACONS group president Marco Donzelli, who runs the Italian association for the protection of consumer rights, has spoken about the impact it could have on Juventus if they are found to have stolen an unfair advantage. Donzelli was quoted by TMW: 'The accusatory system is very serious and throws a sinister light on the last football championships, also because there...
Outrage as appeal court reduces sentence of man who forced a 10 year old boy to perform oral s3x on him
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Outrage as appeal court reduces sentence of man who forced a 10 year old boy to perform oral s3x on him

An Indian appeal court has sparked outrage after it reduced the jail term of a man convicted of forcing a 10-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him. This comes just days after India's Supreme Court struck down a controversial order that cleared a man of sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl because "there was no skin-to-skin contact" with the victim. The Indian appeal court order was pronounced by the Allahabad high court in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, November 24. The crime occured in 2016 when the man had visited the child's home and had taken him to a local temple where he had sexually abused him. He had given the child 20 rupees (27 cents; 20 pence) to keep quiet about the assault and threatened him not to report it A court in August 2018 found the...
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema found guilty in sex tape blackmail case
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Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema found guilty in sex tape blackmail case

France and Real Madrid forward, Karim Benzema has been handed a one-year suspended jail sentence and €75,000 fine after being found guilty in a sex tape blackmail case. Benzema was found guilty of being involved in an attempt in 2015 to blackmail France teammate Mathieu Valbuena, with a sex tape. The allegations against Benzema, which date to 2015, led to him being cast out of the French squad for five years before being brought back into the fold in May in time to play in Euro 2020. The 33-year-old's lawyers have confirmed he will appeal against the verdict. The court decision is unlikely to affect Benzema's immediate sporting future. The forward is regarded as one of the favorites to win the Ballon d'Or award later this month following an impressive season with Madrid. ...
Kyle Rittenhouse says his case had ‘nothing to do with race’ in first interview after acquittal
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Kyle Rittenhouse says his case had ‘nothing to do with race’ in first interview after acquittal

Kyle Rittenhouse, who was found not guilty on all five charges last week to conclude a high-profile murder trial, sat down with Tucker Carlson for his exclusive first interview following his acquittal. Rittenhouse told the "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that the case had "nothing to do with race" during a preview of the interview that airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET. "This case has nothing to do with race. It never had anything to do with race. It had to do with the right to self-defense," Rittenhouse told Carlson in a clip from the interview that was released over the weekend. "I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement. I support peacefully demonstrating. I believe there needs to be change," Rittenhouse continued. "I believe there’s a lot of prosecutorial misconduct, not jus...
‘QAnon Shaman’ sentenced to more than 3 years in prison for his role in Jan. 6 attack
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‘QAnon Shaman’ sentenced to more than 3 years in prison for his role in Jan. 6 attack

Jacob Chansley, the self-described "QAnon Shaman" who infamously marched through the U.S. Capitol with a spear and horned helmet during the Jan. 6 riot, was sentenced Wednesday November 17, to 41 months in prison for his role in the attack. Prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth to impose a longer 51-month sentence on Jacob Chansley, who pleaded guilty in September to obstructing an official proceeding when he and thousands of others stormed the building to try to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's election. At the hearing on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., Judge Royce Lamberth sentenced Chansley to 41 months in prison, although he will be given credit for the roughly 10 months he has already served. ...
EFCC grills former Edo state governor, Lucky Igbinedion, over fraud allegations
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EFCC grills former Edo state governor, Lucky Igbinedion, over fraud allegations

Lucky Igbinedion, a former governor of Edo state, has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations bordering on diversion of public funds amounting to about N1.6 billion. According to The Cable, Igbinedion arrived at the anti-graft headquarters in Abuja on Thursday afternoon, November 11, for questioning and remained in EFCC custody till past midnight. Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, who confirmed that Igbinedion was in the custody of the agency, didn’t give further details on why the former governor was invited. Igbinedion served as governor of Edo from 1999 to 2007. However, not long after he left office, he was prosecuted by the EFCC over allegations of corruption. In December 2008, a federal high court in Enugu fined the former Edo...
Karim Benzema will remain available for France selection even if he’s found guilty over sex tape blackmail – FFF chief Noel Le Graet says
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Karim Benzema will remain available for France selection even if he’s found guilty over sex tape blackmail – FFF chief Noel Le Graet says

Karim Benzema will still be available for France selection, even if he is found guilty of blackmail charges against his former teammate Mathieu Valbuena. France Football Federation president Noel Le Graet made this known as he insisted that Benzema's selection will be decided on sporting merit alone. The Real Madrid striker has been in sensational form since returning to the French fold following a five-year hiatus, taking his place in the Euro 2020 squad and also being a key member of their recent Nations League success. Benzema is accused of attempting to persuade Valbuena to agree to the sum of money being extorted from him by blackmailers, thus making the striker complicit in the crime. However, even if he is found guilty, with prosecutors seeking a 10-month suspended sen...
G-Eazy pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in Fashion Week brawl
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G-Eazy pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in Fashion Week brawl

American rapper, G-Eazy has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct following a brawl which ensued at at the Boom Boom Room during Fashion Week in September. The rapper who was ordered to complete three Manhattan Justice Opportunities sessions (The program, created last year, is described by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office as a “sentencing alternative for misdemeanor and select felony cases"), was originally charged with misdemeanor assault after being arrested following the Boom Boom Room brawl that left one person in stitches. Page Six had reported that G-Eazy's crew clashed with another group at the Standard hotel’s swanky club. Sources said that “something set someone off” and during the chaos, someone from G-Eazy’s crew hit socialite Daniel Chetrit over the head with a b...
Super TV boss murder: Trial of Chidinma Ojuwku stalled as defense counsel cries foul over proof of evidence
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Super TV boss murder: Trial of Chidinma Ojuwku stalled as defense counsel cries foul over proof of evidence

The trial of Chidinma Ojukwu, a 300-level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, who is alleged to have murdered Usifo Ataga, the chief executive officer of Super TV, was stalled at the Lagos State High Court, sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square Annex today November 9. Recall that at the last sitting in October, Chidinma, her co-accused Adebayo Quadri and one Chioma Egbuchu pleaded not guilty to the nine-count charge before Justice Yetunde Adesanya and the case was subsequently adjourned to November 9 for the prosecution led by the Director of Public Prosecution from the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Olayinka Adeyemi to open its case against the accused persons. At the resumption of the trial today, Mrs. Adeyemi told the judge that two witnesses were present in...
Nnamdi Kanu looking forward to being vindicated as trial continues Nov 10 – Lawyer
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Nnamdi Kanu looking forward to being vindicated as trial continues Nov 10 – Lawyer

Legal counsel to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Alloy Ejimakor, has said the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu is looking forward to being vindicated as he prepares for his trial which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Kanu has been facing trial since 2016. He was granted bail in April 2017 but fled the country in September that year after the invasion of his home in Abia State, by the military. On July 29, he was rearrested and brought back to the country. On October 21, 2021, the Federal High Court in Abuja adjourned his case till November 10, 2021 after he pled not guilty to the charges against him. However Ejimakor now says Kanu was looking forward to being vindicated in the trial to restart Wednesday, November 10. “I had a fruitful visitation today...
Lagos resident bags 18 years imprisonment for stabbing man
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Lagos resident bags 18 years imprisonment for stabbing man

A 32-year-old man, Saheed Sanni, has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment by a Lagos State High Court sitting at TBS for stabbing one Jide Felix to death. Saheed was arrested in December 2015 for stabbing Felix in the neck with a broken bottle during an argument at LUTH Junction in the Agege Motor Road area of Mushin. Sanni, who had earlier pleaded not guilty to the charge when he was first arraigned on January 18, 2021, later pleaded guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter. The prosecution counsel, Olayemi Shofolu, informed the court that the convict applied for a plea bargain to change his plea, adding that the prosecution had amended the charge. Subsequently, the presiding judge, Justice Yetunde Adesanya, asked Sanni about his awareness of the amended charge as well...
Serial killer nurse who enjoyed injecting patients with air ‘for fun’ sentenced to death
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Serial killer nurse who enjoyed injecting patients with air ‘for fun’ sentenced to death

A serial killer nurse who killed patients by injecting them with air “for fun” has been sentenced to death in Texas. The former nurse at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler who was charged with killing multiple patients back in 2017 and 2018, was sentenced to death by a Smith County jury. 37-year-old Davis who worked in the hospital’s cardiovascular ICU wing was found guilty on October 19 by a jury, of injecting air into Christopher Greenaway, 47; Jose Kalina, 58; Ronald Clark, 68; and John Lafferty, 74. The court heard that doctors were puzzled how the patients became more ill after surgery and scans showed air in their brains, reported the New York Times. The case which was beset for years with delays from the pandemic, changes in attorneys and other reasons, was prose...
FIFA Bans Nigerian coach Remi Amadi for two years
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FIFA Bans Nigerian coach Remi Amadi for two years

Coach of Cofine FC of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Remi Amadi has been banned for two years from all football-related activities by world football governing body, FIFA. FIFA's Disciplinary Committee conveyed this decision to the Nigeria Football Federation, while the NFF made this known in a statement on Tuesday. Amadi was found guilty of attempting to manipulate the outcome of a match seven months ago. According to the statement issued by the NFF, Amadi admitted to having attempted to manipulate the outcome or result of the match between Cofine FC and Bussdor FC as recorded in an audio conversation tendered as evidence. Based on its numerous findings, the NFF’s Disciplinary Committee earlier slammed a two-year ban on the erring coach and an N500,000 fine on Cofine FC. The statem...
Federal Polytechnic Bauchi sacks two lecturers for alleged sexual harassment
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Federal Polytechnic Bauchi sacks two lecturers for alleged sexual harassment

The Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, has sacked two of its lecturers who were found guilty of sexually harassing their students. This decision was made during the 98th meeting of the Governing Council of the Polytechnic which was held on Saturday, October 23. The dismissed lecturers are Musa Baba Abubakar of the General Studies Department and Adebusoye Michael Sunday of the Nutrition and Dietetics Department. The development follows a complaint by a Human Rights Organization, Prison Inmate Development, (PIDI Nigeria) accusing the management of the institutition of attempt to shield Mr. Musa Baba Abubakar, who is notorious for sexually harassing female students. The letter of complaint addressed to the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Ministry...
Wilson overhead stunner earns Newcastle point at Palace
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Wilson overhead stunner earns Newcastle point at Palace

Callum Wilson's stunning overhead kick earned Newcastle their first point under new ownership, drawing 1-1 with a wasteful Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. It had been another turbulent week for Newcastle, having dismissed Steve Bruce on Wednesday and placing his assistant Graeme Jones in interim charge for the next two games. It was a tough assignment at Selhurst Park too, with Crystal Palace unbeaten at home under Patrick Vieira this season. The hosts dominated the first half, but had little to show for it at the break. Christian Benteke had nodded onto the post in the first of a plethora of missed chances. After another miss early in the second half, Benteke did finally make the breakthrough when he deservedly nodded Palace ahead (56). But their lead lasted less than 10 min...
Man bags six months jail term for $100 Love Scam in Kaduna
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Man bags six months jail term for $100 Love Scam in Kaduna

Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna, on Wedneday, October 20, sentenced of one Mesheal Luka to six months imprisonment following his conviction on a two count amended charge of cybercrime and other internet-related fraud brought against him by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The defendant variously posed as an American citizen and induced his victims to send him money while pretending to be in romantic relationship with them. Count one of the charge reads: |”that you, Mesheal Luka, (M) between January and August, 2021 in Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did pretend to be one Mesheal ( a woman) based in America when you knew you were not and in such assumed character cheated one Samuel of...
R. Kelly is placed on suicide watch weeks after being convicted of sex trafficking charges in New York
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R. Kelly is placed on suicide watch weeks after being convicted of sex trafficking charges in New York

R.Kelly's lawyer has revealed that the Grammy award winning singer has been placed on suicide watch, weeks after a New York Jury found him guilty of Child abuse and sexual offences. Kelly who faces four separate charges alleging sexual abuse in state court in Chicago and a child prostitution charge in Minnesota faces up to life in prison after he was found guilty for similar offences in New York. His lawyer told a federal judge in Chicago on Wednesday, October 20, that he and another of Kelly's attorneys will be in trial on other cases through July next year so U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber has now set his Chicago trial for August 1, 2022 'I think he's talking about bringing in new lawyers in New York,' Kelly's lawyer Greenberg told U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber...
Cardi B reacts after she’s told she’ll likely go to jail over a club assault case
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Cardi B reacts after she’s told she’ll likely go to jail over a club assault case

Cardi B has reacted after being told that she will likely go to jail over a club assault case. Cardi B appeared at the Queens Criminal Court, where she pleaded not guilty to assault and reckless endangerment charges for the 2018 incident, which took place at a Flushing strip club in Queens, New York. The rapper was accused of throwing a bottle at two bartenders, who are sisters, and she also ordered her friend to attack the pair. Cardi is accused of orchestrating the assault and it has been rumored that it all went down because one of the women was allegedly creeping around with Offset. Cardi B turned down the chance to plead guilty to the third-degree assault charges in exchange for a conditional discharge. She now faces up to four years in jail if she is found guilty of the...
Cardi B pleads not guilty to assault Charges, could face 4 Years in prison
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Cardi B pleads not guilty to assault Charges, could face 4 Years in prison

Cardi B has pleaded not guilty to assault charges and could face 4-years in prison following her alleged involvement in a strip club brawl back in 2018. The rapper will head to Queens Criminal Court on Oct. 25, where she will be scheduled for a hearing, according to CBS 2 News. The Bronx native pleaded not guilty at her arraignment back in 2019, after being indicted on 12 counts including two counts of felony for attempted assault and a charge for reckless endangerment, the report noted. Cardi is accused of orchestrating an attack on the Wattley sisters, who were bartending at the strip club in Flushing, Queens, during the incident. The sisters said the Grammy-award-winning artist and two of her close associates allegedly threw glass bottles and drinks at them during their scuffle....
Update; Pilot admits he arranged illegal flight that crashed into the Channel causing the deaths of Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala
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Update; Pilot admits he arranged illegal flight that crashed into the Channel causing the deaths of Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala

A pilot admitted organising the flight that crashed into the Channel causing the deaths of a footballer and another pilot. David Henderson, 67, pleaded guilty to one charge over the death of striker Emiliano Sala, 28, who was killed on the trip to Britain from his French club to join Cardiff City. Henderson admitted that he was the operator when his plane took payment for Sala to fly "without permission or authorisation" from outside Britain. The formal charge read: "On the 21/1/19 as the operator of aircraft registration N264DB attempted to cause N264DB an aircraft register elsewhere that the UK to discharge a passenger Emiliano Sala at Cardiff in the UK for valuable consideration without permission or authorisation." He is denying another charge after recruiting fellow ...
YouTube removes R. Kelly’s channels after sex crime conviction
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YouTube removes R. Kelly’s channels after sex crime conviction

YouTube has removed two channels of disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly, who was found guilty of some sex crimes last week. YouTube said in statement that two of the singer's channels, RKellyTV and RKellyVevo, have been removed and he will no longer be able to create or own any other YouTube channel. Catalog of his music will however be available on YouTube Music, YouTube’s audio-streaming service, and the videos uploaded by other YouTube users will continue to be available. A YouTube spokesperson told Reuters in a statement; “We can confirm that we have terminated two channels linked to R. Kelly in accordance with our creator responsibility guidelines." YouTube VP of legal, Nicole Alston also wrote in a memo; “Egregious actions committed by R. Kelly warrant penalties beyo...
E-kids’ TV presenter jailed after threatening a woman he raped
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E-kids’ TV presenter jailed after threatening a woman he raped

39-year-old former children's TV presenter, Paul 'Des' Ballard has been jailed after being found guilty in July of raping a lady in a hotel room. He reportedly attacked the woman in a hotel room in Hatfield Heath, Essex, on September 19 last year. His terrified victim managed to escape the room and informed a member of staff about the attack who called the police. Ballard denied raping and threatening the victim, claiming that they had consensual sex. Ballard, who told the woman "you're dying tonight" while raping her, was found guilty of rape, attempted rape, assault, criminal damage, and threats to kill.  He was handed a 10 year jail sentence by a Chelmsford Crown Court. Detective Constable Dan Lambert who led the investigation said: "Today, Ballar...
Ilorin alfa jailed for defrauding South Korean using Buhari aide’s name
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Ilorin alfa jailed for defrauding South Korean using Buhari aide’s name

Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, on Thursday, September 30, sentenced an Ilorin-based Alfa Jamiu Isiaka to 28 years imprisonment for an oil contract scam. The cleric was arraigned for fraud and obtaining by false pretence. The offences were contrary to Section 1(1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006. The judge held that the prosecution tendered enough evidence to prove that Jamiu was guilty of the allegations. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on June 14, 2019 arraigned the convict on four counts. He pleaded “not guilty”. Jamiu presented himself as President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, and ex-Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NN...
R. Kelly’s ‘Key to the City’ honor in Baton Rouge taken away after Guilty Verdict in Sex Crime trial
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R. Kelly’s ‘Key to the City’ honor in Baton Rouge taken away after Guilty Verdict in Sex Crime trial

R. Kelly's 'Key to the City' honor in Baton Rouge has been taken away after his guilty verdict in his sex crime trial. LIB reported earlier that the singer was found guilty of racketeering in a high-profile sex-trafficking case after being trailed by accusations of sexual misconduct and abuse for a long time. Kelly was given the honor back in February 2013 by Denise Marcelle, who, at the time, was a member of Baton Rouge Metro Council. Marcelle has expressed her regrets and now rescinded it. Though there were allegations against the singer when Marcelle presented the key to him back in 2013, the politician who is now a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives said she only knew he had been acquitted in 2008. A Baton Rouge Rep also confirme...
Mother of actress Lindsay Lohan to serve 18 days in jail after pleading guilty to drunk driving
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Mother of actress Lindsay Lohan to serve 18 days in jail after pleading guilty to drunk driving

Dina Lohan, mother of famed actress Lindsay Lohan will be spending 18 days in jail after pleading guilty to a drunk driving charge on Tuesday September 28. The former “Celebrity Big Brother” star pleaded guilty to one charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, as well as leaving the scene of an accident from an incident in Merrick, New York, in January 2020. Dina was reportedly driving outside an Outback Steakhouse, when she allegedly struck another vehicle and left the scene. She was followed home by the driver of the other vehicle and when officers arrived the scene, she reportedly refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test. The felony complaint also claimed 59-year-old Dina had booze on her breath, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech when she was busted. Upon getting...
Two Nigerian women jailed for human trafficking offences in Ireland
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Two Nigerian women jailed for human trafficking offences in Ireland

Two Nigerian women who became the first people in Ireland to be convicted of human trafficking for the prostitution ring they ran, have received jail sentences of five years and eight months and five years and one month. Alicia Edosa (45) and Edith Enoghaghase (31) were each found guilty of two counts of trafficking women around Ireland on dates between September 2016 and June 2018 following a six-week jury trial at Mullingar Circuit Criminal Court in June. Edosa of The Harbour, Market Point, Mullingar, and Enoghaghase of Meeting House Lane, Mullingar, were also each convicted of a single charge of organising prostitution as well as a series of money laundering offences. Enoghaghase’s husband, Omonuwa Desmond Osaighbovo, was also convicted of four related money laundering ...
‘R. Kelly can be redeemed’ – US politician, Danny Davis deserves a second Chance after Serving time for Racketeering and Sex Crimess
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‘R. Kelly can be redeemed’ – US politician, Danny Davis deserves a second Chance after Serving time for Racketeering and Sex Crimess

Grammy winning singer, R. Kelly has been found guilty of racketeering and sex crimes, but US House of Representative member, Danny Davis has opined that the 54-year-old "I Believe I Can Fly" singer isn't beyond redemption. A New York court found R.Kelly guilty on Monday, September 27, of all nine counts in a racketeering and sex trafficking case in New York and reportedly faces 10 years to life in prison. Kelly was found guilty on one count of racketeering including 14 underlying acts of sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery, and sex trafficking charges. Charges went back more than two decades. Kelly was also charged with eight violations of the Mann Act, which makes it illegal to transport anyone across state lines "for any immoral purpose.He will be sentenced o...
R Kelly’s Accusers Share their Delight as the Singer is Convicted of Sex Trafficking and Racketeering
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R Kelly’s Accusers Share their Delight as the Singer is Convicted of Sex Trafficking and Racketeering

R Kelly's accusers who took the stand against him have shared their delight after the popular singer was convicted of sex trafficking and racketeering. Jerhonda Johnson Pace, a woman who accused R Kelly of forcing her to perform oral sex on him when she was just 16 years old rejoiced on Monday, September 27, after R.Kelly was convicted in Brooklyn federal court of sex trafficking charges. She  celebrated news of the verdict on her Instagram page on Monday, posting a story on the app with the caption: 'Verdict? Guilty.' She also posted an image to her timeline showing a graphic that read: 'Today, my voice was heard.' 'G U I L T Y,' she wrote in the caption of the post. 'Today the jury found R. Kelly guilty. For years, I was trolled for speaking out about the abuse that ...
‘I will prove my innocence’ – R. Kelly insists he’s not guilty in Facebook post shared after he was found guilty on all counts in sex trafficking trial
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‘I will prove my innocence’ – R. Kelly insists he’s not guilty in Facebook post shared after he was found guilty on all counts in sex trafficking trial

  Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known as R. Kelly, has insisted he's not guilty after he was found guilty in sex trafficking trial. The singer was found guilty of exploiting his superstar status to run a scheme to sexually abuse women and children over two decades. Eleven accusers, consisting of nine women and two men, took the stand over the six-week trial to describe sexual humiliation and violence at his hands. After two days of deliberation, the jury found Kelly guilty on all the charges he was facing. Sentencing is due on 4 May and he could spend the rest of his life behind bars. The singer took to Facebook after he was found guilty to release a statement. He wrote: "To all my fans and supporters I love you all...
R. Kelly Found Guilty in Sex Trafficking Trial
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R. Kelly Found Guilty in Sex Trafficking Trial

US singer R Kelly has been found guilty of exploiting his superstar status to run a scheme to sexually abuse women and children over two decades. Eleven accusers, nine women and two men, took the stand over the searing six-week trial to describe sexual humiliation and violence at his hands. After two days of deliberation, the jury found Kelly guilty on all the charges he was facing. Sentencing is due on 4 May and he could spend the rest of his life behind bars. Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was found guilty of working with others in his inner circle in a plot to lure, entice or coerce women for the purposes of sex. Several of his victims testified that they were children when he sexually abused them. The singer - most famous for the award-winning song I Belie...
George Floyd Killer Derek Chauvin Appeals against 22 years Conviction
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George Floyd Killer Derek Chauvin Appeals against 22 years Conviction

Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, convicted of the murder of African-American man George Floyd in 2020 has decided to appeal against his conviction. Chauvin was sentenced to over 22 years in jail after kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes in March 2020. His death sparked mass protests against racism and police brutality in the US and all over the world. He was found guilty of second-degree murder and other charges, was barred from owning firearms for life and also told to register as a predatory offender. Derek Chauvin, a white man, says there were issues with the jury at the trial and that it should not have taken place in the US state of Minneapolis, citing bias against him. According to court documents filed on Thursday, September 23, Chauvi...
FG not interested in naming and shaming sponsors of terrorism- Femi Adesina
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FG not interested in naming and shaming sponsors of terrorism- Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that the federal government is not interested in naming and shaming sponsors of terrorism. According to him, the government is more interested in ensuring that those found guilty will be brought to book. Adesina disclosed this during a recent interview with Channels TV. He was asked if the president will address the recent move by the United Arab Emirates to place six Nigerians on terror list. The Nigerians are six of 38 individuals whom the UAE suspects to be financiers of terrorism. While responding, Adesina said the government will not name and shame such people. “Naming and shaming will not be the motive. Naming and shaming won’t be the motive. Rather, bringing malefactors to justice would ...
Former “Smallville” star, Allison Mack begins prison sentence early after being convicted in sex cult case
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Former “Smallville” star, Allison Mack begins prison sentence early after being convicted in sex cult case

Former "Smallville" star, Allison Mack has began serving her prison sentence two weeks earlier than the scheduled date. The actress was sentenced to three years in prison for her role in the Nxivm sex cult, after she admitted to racketeering and conspiracy charges in April 2019, relating to her efforts to recruit women. Nxivm, pronounced "nexium", is a group that started in 1998 as a self-help programme and says it has worked with more than 16,000 people including the son of a former Mexican president and Hollywood actresses such as Mack. Even with a tagline of "working to build a better world", its leader Keith Raniere was found guilty of overseeing a "slave and master" system within the group. While Raniere headed the structure and was the only man, Mack served as one of hi...
It wasn’t what I Expected – Saul Niguez Reflects on Poor Chelsea debut
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It wasn’t what I Expected – Saul Niguez Reflects on Poor Chelsea debut

Saul Niguez has admitted his Chelsea debut did not go according to plan, after he endured a difficult 45 minutes on Saturday. The midfielder, on loan from Atletico Madrid, was included in the Blues’ starting XI for the visit of Aston Villa. But Saul had a poor debut, which led to Thomas Tuchel taking him off at half time and bringing on Jorginho. The 26-year-old was guilty of giving the ball away too many times, failing to press and dallying in possession and being caught out. Several times, Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva had to bail him out. “Wasn’t the expected debut,” Saul wrote on social media, along with a picture of him with his new teammates. “Really happy with my first game and victory with the team. Incredible to see Stamford Bridge full of Blues....
Footballer Jerome Boateng is fined £1.5m after being convicted of biting and punching the mother of his twin daughters
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Footballer Jerome Boateng is fined £1.5m after being convicted of biting and punching the mother of his twin daughters

Former Manchester City and Bayern Munich defender,  footballer Jerome Boateng has been fined £1.5 million by a court in Munich after being found guilty of biting and punching his ex-girlfriend. The German  football star, 33, was convicted of assaulting his ex-fiancée Sherin Senler during a Caribbean holiday three years ago but avoided a potential five-year jail term. Ms Senler, who is the mother of his twin daughters, told the court on Thursday September 9, that Boateng bit her and spat blood in her face, and punched her in the kidney so hard she could not breathe. Boateng had earlier denied all the allegations made against him as he testified for almost two hours on Thursday. The footballer claimed that he was the one who was attacked, telling th...
Court Convicts Kaduna Undergraduate over Fake Dubai ‘Runs’
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Court Convicts Kaduna Undergraduate over Fake Dubai ‘Runs’

Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna on Thursday, September 9, 2021 convicted and sentenced one Nehemiah Joel to four months in prison on a one-count charge of cybercrime. His journey to prison began when he decided to pose on social media as a female prostitute based in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, to defraud unsuspecting victims, mostly middle-aged men after assuming the identity of one Chloe Adler, a white hooker. Part of his gimmick was to request for payment for his services upfront before meeting with his clients. One of the charges filed against him reads ''That you Nehemiah Joel (M), sometime in August, 2021 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to commit an offence and in such attempt ...
Footballer Jerome Boateng appears in court over accusation of domestic violence against his ex-partner and mother of his two children
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Footballer Jerome Boateng appears in court over accusation of domestic violence against his ex-partner and mother of his two children

World Cup-winning Germany defender, Jerome Boateng has appeared in court in Munich to face allegations of assault on his ex-fiancée Sherin Senler. Boateng, 33, is accused of causing dangerous bodily harm to Senler, who is the mother of his twin daughters, in an incident in 2018. Wearing a navy suit in the dock alongside his lawyer Kai Walden, the former Manchester City and Bayern Munich defender appeared in court on Thursday morning, September 9, to face the allegations levelled against him. If he is found guilty he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.   Last year German newspaper Bild reported that Boateng, who now plays in France for Lyon, is alleged have 'thrown a small glass candle holder' at Senler while away on holiday. His representatives have...
Footballer Charlie Adam’s brother facing prison time after admitting to stealing £15,000 from his elderly grandfather
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Footballer Charlie Adam’s brother facing prison time after admitting to stealing £15,000 from his elderly grandfather

The brother of former Liverpool and Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam is facing jail time after admitting to stealing £15,000 from his elderly grandfather. Grant Adam, 30, who is also a professional footballer who played for Rangers and Scotland Under 21s, embezzled thousands of pounds from Charles Adam while he had Power of attorney over his finances. Adam, who now plays football for Lochee United in the sixth tier of Scottish football, admitted to the crime on Monday and now faces being sent to prison when his punishment is decided next month. The goalkeeper was in charge of his grandfather's affairs from October 2019 to January 2020, and has admitted to helping himself to money from the 78-year-old's Post Office account. He was originally charged with embezzling funds to the t...
Freed Child killer Colin Pitchfork goes into Hiding over Fears of Vigilante Attacks
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Freed Child killer Colin Pitchfork goes into Hiding over Fears of Vigilante Attacks

Colin Pitchfork, the child killer who was freed after 33 years in prison, has gone straight into hiding over fears of vigilante attacks. He was given a life sentence in 1988 with a minimum of 30 years after strangling two 15-year-olds, Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth, in Leicestershire in 1983 and 1986 respectively. At the time he committed his first crime, Pitchfork was a 22-year-old married father-of-two. Pitchfork, who is now in his early 60s, pleaded guilty to two murders, two rapes, two indecent assaults, and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and became the first person in the UK to be convicted on the basis of DNA evidence. He was freed on Wednesday, September 2, and went straight into hiding over fears of vigilante a...
Manchester United star, Aaron Wan-Bissaka pleads guilty to driving his £160k Lamborghini Urus while facing ban
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Manchester United star, Aaron Wan-Bissaka pleads guilty to driving his £160k Lamborghini Urus while facing ban

Manchester United footballer Aaron Wan-Bissaka has pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, without a licence and without insurance. The 23-year-old right-back on Wednesday stood in the dock at Manchester magistrates court and spoke only to confirm his name and address and enter his guilty pleas during the brief hearing. District Judge Bernard Begley agreed that sentencing should be adjourned until a later date. Wan-Bissaka’s earlier conviction for speeding, leading to his ban and disqualification, is subject to a further hearing where the conviction may be set aside. He was stopped while behind the wheel of his £160,000 Lamborghini Urus on 23 June this year, where roadside police checks revealed he was banned from driving. Sentencing for the latest offences will depend...
Afghan minister becomes bicycle courier in Germany after moving there for a better life
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Afghan minister becomes bicycle courier in Germany after moving there for a better life

A former communications minister in the Afghan government is now a delivery man in the eastern city of Leipzig after moving to Germany for a better life. Sayed Sadaat moved to Germany last December in the hope of a better future. He said some people back home in Afghanistan criticised him for taking such a job after having served in the government for two years, leaving office in 2018, Reuters reports. But the 49-year-old British-Afghan dual citizen said: "I have nothing to feel guilty about." He had quit the Afghan government because of disagreements with members of the president’s circle, he said according to Reuters. "I hope other politicians also follow the same path, working with the public rather than just hiding," he added. Though Sadaat was mocked for leaving to...
Retired matron bags 10 year Jail term for Buying Baby boy for N50,000 and selling him for N200,000
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Retired matron bags 10 year Jail term for Buying Baby boy for N50,000 and selling him for N200,000

Justice Okon Okon of an Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo has sentenced a 47-year-old retired matron, Gertrude Akpan, to 10 years imprisonment for trafficking  children. Prosecutors told the court that one Ubong Ekwere on May 12, 2018, abducted the six-year-old boy in the custody of his grandmother and sold him to Akpan for N50,000.  Akpan who is a mother of three then sold the child to one Kate Ogbonna in Owerri for N200,000 in Imo state. Delivering judgment in the case on Wednesday, August 25, Justice Okon found Akpan guilty of the unlawful removal and transfer of the boy from Akwa Ibom to Imo state and jailed her without an option of a fine. “Apart from the confession of the convict, the evidence of the prosecution witness that she assisted the police in the recovery ...
Adult film star Ron Jeremy Indicted on more than 30 Counts of Sexual Assault
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Adult film star Ron Jeremy Indicted on more than 30 Counts of Sexual Assault

American Adult film star, Ron Jeremy has been indicted on more than 30 counts of sexual assault involving 21 women and girls across more than two decades. Jeremy, 68, whose legal name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, appeared in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, August 25, where he pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of forcible rape, seven counts of forcible oral copulation, six counts of sexual battery by restraint, four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, two counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious or asleep person and one count each of lewd act upon a child under the age of 14 or 15, sodomy by use of force and assault with intent to commit rape. "Far too often, survivors of sexual assault suffer in isolation,” Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón said in a stat...
Woman in court for strangling neighbour using bra
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Woman in court for strangling neighbour using bra

  A middle-aged woman identified as Jackline Anyango, has been arraigned before a Kisumu court for allegedly strangling her neighbour with bra. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Peter Gesora, the court heard how Anyango assaulted Vivian Adhiambo on June 25 at Obunga in Kisumu County, by slapping her on the neck and strangling her using a bra. She was charged with malicious injury to property contrary to section 339(1) of the penal code, and wilfully and unlawfully damaging a radio and a chair said to be properties of Vivian Adhiambo. Anyango who was also accused of stealing a mobile phone worth ksh15,500, however pleaded not guilty to all the charges read to her before court. In her defence, she told court that the complainant threate...
20-year-old who defrauded American of $500 on Facebook Jailed for one year in Kwara
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20-year-old who defrauded American of $500 on Facebook Jailed for one year in Kwara

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin has sentenced 20-year-old Udoh Sunday Okon to one-year imprisonment for defrauding an American, Kimberly, to the tune of $500 on Facebook. The Ilorin Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, August 25, secured the conviction of Udoh for offenses bordering on Facebook lottery scam. Udoh, an undergraduate who hails from Akwa Ibom, was prosecuted on a one-count charge, to which he pleaded guilty. The charge reads   “That you, Udoh Sunday Okon (Christopher Wray), sometime in March 2021 at Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did cheat by personation when you pretended to be one Christopher Wray a white male with +18315088635...
Fake Surety: Headmaster Convicted for giving False Information in Kano
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Fake Surety: Headmaster Convicted for giving False Information in Kano

Umar Hassan, an Assistant Headmaster at Goron Dutse Primary School, in Dala Local Government Area of Kano State and a surety in the case of one Abdulkadir Mohammed Sani, was today, August 20, sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice Zuwaira Yusuf of the Kano State High Court for presenting false information to mislead operatives of the Kano Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, into granting bail to a suspect in a criminal case being investigated by the agency. The Court had on August 12, 2021 convicted the defendant after he pleaded guilty to a one count charge of false information but reserved sentencing till August 20, 2021. The charge read "that you Umar Hassan on or about 13th December, 2017, at Kano, within the Ju...
Three Internet fraudsters convicted in Katsina
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Three Internet fraudsters convicted in Katsina

The Kano Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, today August 6, secured the conviction of three internet fraudsters before Justice Musa Danladi of the Katsina State High Court, Katsina for impersonation and cheating. The convicts, Mojeeb Olayemi and Afonja Mujeeb Adewale, were prosecuted on a one-count charge while Paul Kelvin Alfred was charged with two counts of fraud. The convicts pleaded guilty to their respective offenses. Counsel for the prosecution, Mohammed Gambo asked the court to convict each of them accordingly. Counsel to the convicts, N. I Abdallah, M. T Steven and A. Yusuf all pleaded for leniency on behalf of their clients.   ''Consequently, Justice Danladi convicted and sentenced Kelvin to three months imprisonment on each of the t...

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