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French Champion Jockey, Pierre-Charles Boudot Charged with Rape and Intimidating a Witness
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French Champion Jockey, Pierre-Charles Boudot Charged with Rape and Intimidating a Witness

France’s reigning champion jockey, Pierre-Charles Boudot has been charged with rape and intimidating a witness by French prosecutors. The charges relate to an incident at a party at Cagnes-sur-Mer in the south of France, on February 17. The three-time French champion jockey who won the 2019 Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe on Waldgeist, faces a charge of failing to report a crime in connection with the same allegations, while an unnamed individual was also listed, along with Bazire, as a “witness to intimidation of a witness”. “On February 19 a young female work-rider reported to police in Cagnes-sur-Mer evidence that suggested she had been raped during the night of February 17 and 18 by a jockey whose identity was subsequently revealed by the press to be Pierre-Charles Boudot," ...
Abia Divisional Police Headquarters Attacked by Unknown Gunmen
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Abia Divisional Police Headquarters Attacked by Unknown Gunmen

A police divisional headquarters in Abia State, was on Sunday May 9 attacked by unknown gunmen. The attack on the police facility located at Trademore Estate in Umuahia, the state capital was carried out at about 9:45am. No life was lost in the attack, but it was however gathered that one of the police personnel on duty sustained an injury and has been taken to a hospital for treatment. Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the attack and also disclosed that police authorities in the state were making effort to ascertain the level of damage at the facility and arrest the perpetrators. He said; “Yes, there was an attack on Mike Okiro Divisional Police Headquarters. We are investigating and the outcome will be made public." Ogbonna further ...
L.A. City Attorney’s Office “Declines” to File Charges over Quavo and Saweetie’s Elevator fight
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L.A. City Attorney’s Office “Declines” to File Charges over Quavo and Saweetie’s Elevator fight

No charges will be filed over the elevator fight between ex-couples, Quavo and Saweetie According to TMZ, the case which was referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has now declined to file charges after a review of the surveillance footage showed “no likelihood of a conviction for either party.” It was previously reported that the Los Angeles Police Department was investigating the 2020 footage, with law enforcement sources saying that detectives had viewed the video and were interested in meeting with both Quavo and Saweetie. According to sources at the time, the incident could have been “considered an instance of domestic violence” in which “both parties are in the wrong.” The minute-and-a-half-long clip released by TMZ in March after their split, showed the e...
LaLiga Investigating Barcelona Players over Meeting at Messi’s house
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LaLiga Investigating Barcelona Players over Meeting at Messi’s house

  LaLiga is investigating Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates after they held a lunch meeting at the club captain’s house earlier this week, Goal reports. Spanish top-flight officials are trying to establish if the Barca squad breached current COVID-19 rules in place. The rule states that only groups of up to six people can converge in an indoor or outdoor setting at any time. Messi hosted a team meeting at his Castelldefels residence on Monday, ahead of this weekend’s crunch fixture against Atletico Madrid. But the players are now facing sanctions if they are found guilty of flouting social distancing protocols. However, many of the players who attended Messi’s get-together with their partners sat on separate tables in the garden area.
Christ Embassy Under Investigation for allegedly Holding a Crowded Event in Ghana
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Christ Embassy Under Investigation for allegedly Holding a Crowded Event in Ghana

The Christ Embassy Church is currently being investigated by the Ghanaian Police for allegedly holding a crowded event, breaching the COVID-19 protocol in the West African country. On April 30, 2021, thousands of enthusiastic church members gathered at the Fantasy Dome for a programme organized by Christ Embassy dubbed “Pneumatic Night”. Videos shared online showed that the venue was filled to the brim. In a statement released by the Ghana Police Service, the church was accused of not adhering to the COVID-19 protocols and breaching the threshold of the number of people who could gather for a church event at a place. While the Fantasy Dome has been closed down, the church may be prosecuted if found guilty after a police investigation. The statement read; NEWS RELEASE: ...
Influencer and her Boyfriend Fall 120ft to their Death in Possible Murder-suicide
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Influencer and her Boyfriend Fall 120ft to their Death in Possible Murder-suicide

An influencer and her boyfriend have died after they reportedly fell from a 12th-floor apartment to their deaths in an incident police are investigating as a murder-suicide. The horrific incident was filmed by witnesses in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz on Tuesday, April 27. The victims were identified as Sarah Arauco and Dagner Rojas. Neighbours said they heard the pair arguing before their death. One video shows Rojas dangle from the window before falling, with a second video showing the incident from a different angle. Rojas' fall was filmed by neighbours just moments after his girlfriend was seen falling from the same spot. Neighbours told local newspaper Milenio they heard the pair arguing before the tragic i...
Myleene Klass ‘Left in tears’ after Uber Driver ‘Spits on her’
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Myleene Klass ‘Left in tears’ after Uber Driver ‘Spits on her’

Apparently, Nigerian women aren't the only ones who complain about being disrespected by ride hailing app drivers. British singer Myleene Klass was said to be left in tears after an Uber driver allegedly spat on her when she was on her way to present her Smooth Radio show. The former Hear'Say singer was reportedly involved in a disagreement with the driver about where he should drop her off when the alleged incident took place. The 43-year-old said she was forced to flee the taxi on Friday April 9. As the mom-of-three headed into Global's London headquarters half an hour before her show started, it's said she was visibly shaken. Photographers waiting nearby stopped to ask if she was okay. The singer has since made a report of assault to the police. A source told Th...
South African rapper AKA’s fiancée, Nelli Tembe dies after reportedly jumping off 10th floor of hotel building
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South African rapper AKA’s fiancée, Nelli Tembe dies after reportedly jumping off 10th floor of hotel building

Nelli Tembe, the fiancée of popular South African hip hop artist, AKA, has died after she reportedly jumped out from the tenth floor of a hotel in the early hours of Sunday, April 11. The police said they are investigating the death of the 22-year-old lady which occurred at the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town. The details around the incident are still sketchy, but Western Cape SA Police spokesperson, Captain Fredierick  van Wyk said crime-scene experts were looking for clues at the hotel. "Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased," he said in a statement. AKA's pu...
We’re Investigating Source Of Bomb Found In Primary School – Abia State Government
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We’re Investigating Source Of Bomb Found In Primary School – Abia State Government

  Following the discovery of an object suspected to be explosive at Union Primary School, Afaraukwu in Umuahia North LGA Abia State on Thursday, the state government has said it is currently working with relevant security agencies to unravel the source and nature of the explosive devices. The Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu disclosed this on Thursday in a statement made available to ABN TV. He said the object is suspected to be relics of the civil war era, adding that EOD department of the Police is currently investigating to definitely ascertain what it is. The statement partly reads, "While initial examination of the devices shows evidence of corrosion leading to suspicion of the materials being relics of the civil war era, we are awaiting a defin...
Police officer accused of raping and physically assaulting two female colleagues
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Police officer accused of raping and physically assaulting two female colleagues

The UK's Metropolitan Police is investigating allegations a serving male officer raped two female colleagues. Three years after the allegations were made, a BBC investigation with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that the officer was not charged or suspended, but will face a misconduct hearing. Both women were reportedly involved in ‘abusive’ relationships with the unnamed officer, before being introduced to each other by a mutual friend. The BBC investigation says both women made separate allegations of physical and sexual assault in 2017, which were denied. An investigation by Essex Police and the Crown Prosecution Service was then reportedly dropped in 2019 because of a lack of evidence. One of the women, whose name was changed to ‘Holly’, by the BBC to pr...
Real Madrid Star, Marcelo  Caught Violating COVID-19 Rules, Faces fine
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Real Madrid Star, Marcelo Caught Violating COVID-19 Rules, Faces fine

Real Madrid left-back, Marcelo, faces a fine for breaking the travel restrictions currently in place to halt the spread of COVID-19. This was decided after the Valencian regional government confirmed it had started investigating the Brazilian international on Monday. The confirmation came shortly after Marcelo posted a photo of himself and his family at the Malvarrosa beach in Valencia on social media. The current travel restrictions prohibit a resident in Madrid to leave the Comunidad de Madrid. All entry in the Comunidad Valenciana from other parts of Spain is also forbidden. For the Real Madrid player to take a family photo at a beach in Valencia, he must have done both. Sources in the Valencian government have described Marcelo’s behaviour as showing a lack of sol...
Phone Scam: Nigerian man arrested in US for allegedly conning 80-year-old woman out of $31,000
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Phone Scam: Nigerian man arrested in US for allegedly conning 80-year-old woman out of $31,000

A Nigerian man, Dexter Enwerem has been arrested in Norwish, Connecticut in connection with an international phone scam crime organization. Enwerem, 34, of 29 Ward St., Norwich, was charged with first-degree larceny and is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond, according to a Norwich Police Department news release Wednesday, March 24. Police began investigating a complaint in September 2020 from someone who said their 80-year-old mother-in-law sent money to “unknown individuals for the benefit of ‘helping the homeless.’” “The victim sent gift cards to suspects totaling $13,500 and an $18,000 money order to a suspect identified as Norwich resident Dexter Enwerem,” the release reads. “After a thorough investigation by Detective Scott Meikle, it was determined Enwerem was part ...
Real Madrid Launch Investigation after the club’s Twitter account and website are hacked before a false medical report about Rodrygo was published 
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Real Madrid Launch Investigation after the club’s Twitter account and website are hacked before a false medical report about Rodrygo was published 

Spanish giants, Real Madrid have announced they are investigating an incident that led to their official Twitter account and website sending out a false medical report declaring Brazilian forward Rodrygo had been injured. In the tweet, which was published on the club's account with 11.9 million followers, had a link to an article on the official website with a previous injury statement detailing a thigh injury Rodrygo had sustained in December but was dated for Tuesday. A spokesman for the Spanish club refuted the report and confirmed that Rodrygo is fit for Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg at home to Atalanta, adding the club was investigating the hack. Spanish newspaper Marca said the club's website and Twitter account had been hacked, adding the player was ...
Youths Beat Pastor to Coma for Refusing to allow Masquerade in Church
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Youths Beat Pastor to Coma for Refusing to allow Masquerade in Church

There was a mild drama in a church in Kogi as youths beat up a clergyman for refusing to allow them to perform their tradition. Angry youths numbering about 20 on Monday night, March 1, beat to coma Pastor Michael Samson, the clergy in charge of United Evangelical Church in Iyano community under Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State. It was gathered that the incident happened at about 11pm on Monday night. According to Kogi In Focus, trouble started when the pastor had during the day denied the youths access to the church with their masquerade while they were performing a ceremony. Angered by the pastor’s resistance, the youths returned at night with weapons, with which they attacked the pastor while he was asleep. They beat the pastor to a coma and he is currently a...
Cemetery Worker Dies after Being Buried Alive when Grave he was Digging Collapsed on him
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Cemetery Worker Dies after Being Buried Alive when Grave he was Digging Collapsed on him

A gravedigger was killed after a grave he was digging collapsed in on itself and buried him alive. Rodwin Allicock , 42, died after the accident at Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai on New York’s Long Island on Tuesday morning, February 23. According to Suffolk County police, he was inside the empty seven-foot deep plot and was leveling out the bottom, when the walls suddenly caved in, burying him alive. His co-cemetery workers rushed over and attempted to dig him out after the accident, but were unable to get to him, NY Daily News reported. It was after first responders from the police Emergency Service Section and four local fire departments arrived, they were able to bring him out but it was too late to save him from dying. Allicock was pronounced dead at the scene...
Gender-reveal Party Device Explodes in New York, Kills Father-to-be
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Gender-reveal Party Device Explodes in New York, Kills Father-to-be

A father-to-be was killed after a device he was building for his baby's gender reveal party accidentally exploded. 28-year-old Christopher Pekny died in the blast on Sunday, February 21, which occurred in the town of Liberty, around 100 miles northwest of New York City. His brother, Michael Pekny, 27, was also injured in the tragic incident, officials said. He was treated for his injuries at an area hospital. "It wasn't meant to harm anyone," Mr. Nevel said. "It was just an innocent prop for a gender reveal that went horribly wrong." “It has been two nights in a row of not being able to sleep, waiting, hoping to hear that this is all some crazy misunderstanding,” Peter Pekny, the deceased’s oldest brother, told reporters. “But we all know that’s not the reality here.” He...
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...
United Airlines Plane Engine on Fire Mid-flight as Debris Falls on Houses in Colorado
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United Airlines Plane Engine on Fire Mid-flight as Debris Falls on Houses in Colorado

A United Airlines flight was forced to return to Denver International Airport to make an emergency landing on Saturday afternoon, Febuary 20th, after the engine caught fire shortly after takeoff, sending aircraft debris on people's houses in Colorado. The Boeing 777 which had 241 people on board returned to the airport around 1:30 p.m. after suffering an engine issue. The flight had been bound for Honolulu. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed in a statement that the Boeing 777-200 safely returned to the Denver International Airport after "experiencing a right-engine failure shortly after takeoff." "The FAA is aware of reports of debris in the vicinity of the airplane's flight path," the statement said. The flight returned about 20 minutes after the police departme...
Bauchi State Govt Demolishes House Where arms and Ammunitions were Discovered
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Bauchi State Govt Demolishes House Where arms and Ammunitions were Discovered

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has ordered the demolition of a house where over 1,000 rifles were discovered in a densely populated part of the Bauchi metropolis. The governor, who was represented by his Chief of Staff Dr Ladan Salihu during the exercise on Wednesday, February 17, in Bauchi, said the arms were concealed in a sack along with military and Immigration uniforms in one of the rooms in the house located at Anguwan Mahaukata. Governor Bala Mohammed said arms and ammunitions are supposed to be kept by the army or police in their armory, not in a house in densely populated area. "The ammunitions discovered can wipe out the people living in the area and this is a threat to peace in the state. The people of the area should remain calm as government is d...
Nicki Minaj Father Killed by hit-and-run Driver
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Nicki Minaj Father Killed by hit-and-run Driver

The 64-year-old father of rapper Nicki Minaj has died after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in New York. Robert Maraj was walking along a road in Mineola on Long Island at 6:15 p.m. Friday when he was hit by a car that kept going, Nassau County police said. Maraj was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead Saturday. The Homicide Squad is investigating the case and asking for the public’s help in identifying the responsible party. There was not a decent description of the suspect vehicle provided. Police are asking any witnesses to the fatal crash to come forward. Minaj, 38, was born Onika Tanya Maraj in Trinidad and was raised in the New York City borough of Queens. She has not made any public statement about her father’s death.
2 Dead, 1 Wounded in Shooting at Atlanta Apartment Building
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2 Dead, 1 Wounded in Shooting at Atlanta Apartment Building

The sounds of gunfire startled residents early Thursday, Feb 11, in an apartment building in suburban Sandy Springs, north of Atlanta. Police were called to The Eva Apartments at 789 Hammond Drive in north Fulton County, around 2 a.m. in response to reports of shots fired. They found three males shot inside an apartment. Two were dead at the scene and a third was rushed to a local hospital and is expected to survive, Fox 5 News reported. Police said all of the men knew each other. There is no motive for the shooting. Investigators spent the day collecting evidence and reviewing surveillance video that shows one man fleeing the scene. A resident, @ice_tr3, uploaded video showing the bloody aftermath of the shooting. Blood was seen inside an elevator and there are bloo...
12-Year Old Boy Hangs Himself after Battling Depression During COVID-19 Lockdown
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12-Year Old Boy Hangs Himself after Battling Depression During COVID-19 Lockdown

A 12-year-old boy who felt “sad and lonely” during the coronavirus lockdown hanged himself. Hayden Hunstable, of Aledo, Texas took his life three days before his 13th birthday in April 2020 because he didn’t know how to deal with the isolation and depression when the virus caused a nationwide shutdown, the UK’s Metro reported. The boy’s 9-year-old sister, Kinlee, found him hanged in his bedroom, according to the outlet. His father, Brad recalled the ‘horrific’ moment he found himself trying to save his son’s life on April 17, after his youngest daughter, Kinlee, now aged nine, found Hayden after he took his own life at their home. He said: ‘Covid killed my son. I think Hayden would still be alive today if Covid had never happened. ‘I had no idea he was struggling or ...
Man Charged with Murder of Filipina Model who was Found Dead in a River 
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Man Charged with Murder of Filipina Model who was Found Dead in a River 

A 24-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a Filipina model who was found dead in River Severn in Worcester. Charles Byrne, 24, was charged with murder and attempted murder after the body of the woman, named locally as Christina Rowe, was found in Worcester,  West Mercia police said on Thursday night.   The model was last seen on Monday receiving a parcel from a postman and is said to have been 'really chipper and happy'. On Wednesday night January 10, she was pulled from the icy waters.   Byrne has been remanded in custody and will appear at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Friday.     Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Dean Jones said earlier: 'Unfortunately, we have located the body of a woman in h...
Gunmen Abduct Man Taking his Sick 8-year-old Daughter to Hospital in Kwara, Demand N30m Ransom
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Gunmen Abduct Man Taking his Sick 8-year-old Daughter to Hospital in Kwara, Demand N30m Ransom

Kidnappers of 46-year-old tipper lorry owner in Ilorin, Kwara State, Alhaji Musa Garba Atere, have demanded N30 million ransom from his family for his release. It was gathered that Atere was kidnapped around 6:00 am on Tuesday, February 9, along Ogundele/Madi road in Ilorin West Local Government Area. He was said to be on his way to the General Hospital, Ilorin along with his wife and his eight-year-old daughter who is critically sick and needed urgent medical attention when they were ambushed by the gunmen. A family source, who confirmed the incident to Nigerian Tribune, said the abductors later called his wife demanding for ransom. "They insisted that N30 million must be paid before her husband could get freedom from their captivity." the source said. While narrati...
Six Bank Hackers Arrested Over N5m Theft in Edo
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Six Bank Hackers Arrested Over N5m Theft in Edo

  Sixx suspected bank hackers who reportedly stole N5 million from a victim’s account, have been arrested by the operatives from the Anti-kidnapping and Cybercrime Unit of the police in Edo State. The suspects identified as David Ogunowo, Abiodun Adesina, Yusuf Ademola, Balogun Hakeem, Adetono Lukeman, and Adesola Kayode, were arrested on Friday January 29 after reportedly withdrawing N5 million from the victim's account through a Point of Sale (POS) operator in Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State. This reportedly occurred after the victim’s phone was stolen during a robbery operation in October in Benin City, with the SIM card in the phone reportedly sold to the hackers. One of the investigating officers said; “The bank account was successfully opened in Lagos. They then went to Ije...
Police Insist On Investigating Abudu-Balogun Despite Victim Withdrawing Case
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Police Insist On Investigating Abudu-Balogun Despite Victim Withdrawing Case

Police in Ogun have said they would proceed with investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against the Commissioner for Environment Abiodun Abudu-Balogun. Ogun police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed that the Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun had ordered that the case be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department at the Police headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, the state capital. Oyeyemi said despite that the victim’s family had officially withdrawn the case against the commissioner, the command would go ahead with the case. He said, “The father of the victim has no loco standing for him to tell the police that he’s no longer pressing charges against the Commissioner because he is not our complainant. “He is not the person that was directly i...
House Of Representatives Not Investigating Yemi Osinbajo – Wole Oke
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House Of Representatives Not Investigating Yemi Osinbajo – Wole Oke

The House of Representatives on Tuesday disclosed that it’s Committee on Public Accounts is not investigating the office of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as insinuated in some quarters. Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts, Hon. Wole Oke who gave the clarification while addressing the Permanent Secretary of Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget & National Planning, Mrs Olusola Idowu, explained that the ongoing investigation was aimed at getting documentary evidences of the school feeding procurement carried out by Federal Ministry of Budget & National Planning. While frowning at the misgivings being associated with the Committee’s activities, Hon. Oke said: “By our records, the office of the Vice President is responsible for policy formulation and monitor...
Magu: Crack Teams from DSS and Police go after Unknown Persons who Burgled NFIU office
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Magu: Crack Teams from DSS and Police go after Unknown Persons who Burgled NFIU office

Crack teams from the Department of State Service (DSS) and the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) of the Nigeria Police have begun a manhunt for those behind the recent burgling of the office of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) located at No. 12, Ibrahim Taiwo Street, Aso Villa.   The leadership of the NFIU had appeared before the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel investigating the suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ibrahim Magu on July 9 and they asked to provide the transaction history of a Kaduna-based bureau de change (BDC) that was allegedly linked to Magu. The BDC recently transacted businesses worth over N500 billion in different currencies — N336 billion, $435 million, and €14 million.  ...
Naya Rivera’s Disappearance is not Suicide – Cops Says after Speaking to her Son About Tragic Accident’
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Naya Rivera’s Disappearance is not Suicide – Cops Says after Speaking to her Son About Tragic Accident’

Cops who spoke to Naya Rivera's son, Josey after her shocking disappearance have disclosed that they've found no evidence which suggests the popular Glee star may have taken her own life. The "Glee" star rented a pontoon boat with her four-year-old son Josey on Wednesday July 8. She was supposed to return it within three hours, but when she didn't the marina went looking for her. They found the boat with just Josey aboard, and Rivera's life vest still in the vessel. Though it is speculated that the actress committed suicide, Ventura County Sheriff's Office sergeant Kevin Donoghue told People that they believe the incident was a tragic accident.   He said; "We interviewed her son and there was nothing that we learned from her son that would have suggested that this w...
12-year-old Boy Arrested For Sending Sickening Racist Messages’ to Crystal Palace Star, Wilfried Zaha
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12-year-old Boy Arrested For Sending Sickening Racist Messages’ to Crystal Palace Star, Wilfried Zaha

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly sending sickening racist messages to Crystal Palace and Ivorian winger, Wilfried Zaha. The 27-year-old footballer posted screenshots of the racist abuse he had received to his social media accounts ahead of Sunday's Premier League game at Aston Villa, alongside the caption: "Woke up to this today." One of the messages sent to Zaha read:  "You better not score tomorrow you black c***." The other read: "Or I'll come to your house dressed as a ghost." Two disgusting images of the Ku Klux Klan, a racist hate group based in the US, and another displaying an edited version of a box of cornflakes, carrying the words ‘coonflakes’ and displaying a man with his face blacked up were also sent to the footballer. After the game - which ...
Court Declines Okorocha’s Request to Stop Probe by EFCC and Imo Panel
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Court Declines Okorocha’s Request to Stop Probe by EFCC and Imo Panel

Senator Rochas Okorocha’s request for an order to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the state probe panel from investigating him on alleged financial infractions, has been struck out by a federal high court sitting in Abuja. Okorocha had requested for a court order ending or suspending EFCC's investigation against him, including all the petitions submitted to it by the Imo government until the panel on contract set up by the same state government had concluded its probe on his government between 2011 and 2019. While counsel to the former Imo State governor, Oba Maduabuchi (SAN) informed the court that the defence counsel asked for an adjournment to respond to processes served on them and also asked the court to stop those involved in the suit from going...
Mohammed Umar Reportedly Takes Over as Acting EFCC Chairman
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Mohammed Umar Reportedly Takes Over as Acting EFCC Chairman

Following the suspension of Ibrahim Magu who is being investigated over allegations of Fraud, Mohammed Umar has reportedly taken over as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC. Until this appointment, Umar was the Head of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the second most senior operative at the Commission. An investigation has been launched into Magu's activities as the chairman of the antigraft agency after the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, wrote a letter to the President, asking for Magu's removal and accusing him of corruption including diversion of recovered funds. He was suspended on Tuesday, July 7 to allow him attend the Justice Ayo Salami panel investigating th...
Former Commissioner in Ebonyi State Arrested for alleged murder
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Former Commissioner in Ebonyi State Arrested for alleged murder

The police in Ebonyi have arrested a former Commissioner for Border Peace and Conflict Resolution in the state, Donatus Ajah, on allegations of murder. Ajah is being accused of complicity in the death of a 46-year-old man identified as Azubuike Inya. The deceased was allegedly killed by hoodlums who inflicted machete wounds on him that led to his death. According to the police, both Mr. Ajah and the late Mr. Inya are from Amankwo village in Nkpoghoro community in the Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Investigations revealed that the killing was occasioned by an intra-communal crisis involving the two factions of Amankwo village. One of the factions is said to be led by Mr. Ajah while another faction is led by one Ifeanyi Obila. The two groups have constantly ...
3-month-old Baby allegedly Raped by an Unknown Person in Nasarawa
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3-month-old Baby allegedly Raped by an Unknown Person in Nasarawa

A 3-month-old baby is reportedly receiving surgical treatment at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) after she was allegedly raped by a yet-to-be-identified person in Agodi community in Nasarawa state. DailyTrust reports that Maimuna Adam, mother of the victim, said the incident occurred at midnight of May 27, when she and other members of her family were asleep.  According to Maimuma, she left the door to their apartment open to allow fresh air come in.“The incident occurred on Wednesday 27 of last month when suddenly I woke up around 3am and found that my baby was missing. I checked my phone which was also close to me before I slept, but it was also missing,” Maimuna sa The distraught mum said she immediately raised an alarm and her neighbors and other members of the co...
Toyin Salau death: Missing Nigerian lady found dead after tweeting sexual assault
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Toyin Salau death: Missing Nigerian lady found dead after tweeting sexual assault

Missing Black Live Matters activist Oluwatoyin Salau is dead, this is according to a statement posted online that the 19-year-old died after tweeting about sexual assault. Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, had been declared as a missing person by Tallahassee Police department, Florida. On June 6, 2020, on her Twitter page, just hours before she disappeared, Salau wrote a series of disturbing tweets. According to her, “Silence is the best weapon for some but not for me I will not be silenced,” she had written on her Twitter page at that time. She had tweeted about how she was sexually assaulted, detailing her experience. She wrote; “Anyways I was molested in Tallahassee, Florida by a black man this morning at 5:30 on Richview and Park Ave. The man offered to give me a ride to fin...
Bollywood Star, Sushant Singh Rajput Found Dead in his Home in Apparent Suicide
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Bollywood Star, Sushant Singh Rajput Found Dead in his Home in Apparent Suicide

Popular Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his house in Mumbai’s Bandra, his representative and Mumbai Police said on Sunday, June 14. The actor who was found found hanging at his sixth floor apartment in Bandra (West), reportedly committed suicide. Though the police have confirmed that he died by suicide, no suicide note was found in his residence. “Sushant Singh Rajput has committed suicide, Mumbai Police is investigating,” DCP Pranay Ashok, spokesperson Mumbai Police said. The police at Sushant Singh Rajput's home this morning Sushant’s team shared a message for his fans: “It pains us to share that Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us. We request his fans to keep him in their thoughts and celebrate his life, and his work like they have...
Hollyoaks actress, Rachel Adedeji Quits the Show after 4 Years Amid Racism Row
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Hollyoaks actress, Rachel Adedeji Quits the Show after 4 Years Amid Racism Row

Hollyoaks actress, Rachel Adedeji has quit the show after four years. The British-Nigerian actress, who plays Lisa Loveday on the Channel 4 soap, made the decision to leave the show last year and her exit was filmed shortly before lockdown, The Sun Online reported. Lisa's exit from the village will air in the next two months. A Hollyoaks spokeswoman told The Sun Online: "Rachel made the decision to leave Hollyoaks to pursue other opportunities earlier last year which saddened us at Hollyoaks as she is one of the leading cast members in the show. "However, the notice period did allow the writers time to give Lisa Loveday an extremely gripping exit storyline. "Viewers will see this story play out later this year as her final scenes were filmed shortly before lockdown.” ...
D’banj Rape Allegation: Glee Hotel Denies Having Dbanj’s Alleged Rape Victim on their 2018 Guest List
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D’banj Rape Allegation: Glee Hotel Denies Having Dbanj’s Alleged Rape Victim on their 2018 Guest List

D’banj Rape Allegation: Glee Hotel has denied having Dbanj’s alleged rape victim on their guest list on 2018, claims the story is false. Taking to their social media page, D’banj wrote; Our attention has been brought to the Rape allegation trending on Instagram made against the popular musician Dbanj. It is said to have happened at Glee hotel sometime in December 2018. It is alleged that the front office at Glee gave Dbanj the key to a guests room without their consent. We state firmly that this is FALSE and can never happen at Glee. We operate best practices and the welfare and security of our guest is paramount to us. We advice the accuser to check with the person who paid for the said room as her said name was not on record as a guest. Any person who pays has access to two keys ...
Two Chinese Expatriates Abducted in Ebonyi
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Two Chinese Expatriates Abducted in Ebonyi

Two Chinese expatriates working at a mining site in Ebonyi State have been abducted by unknown gunmen. According to reports, the Chinese Nationals were working for a private company in Ihietutu, Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State when they were abducted on Wednesday, June 3. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Loveth Odah said the command is already investigating the matter. “We got the information yesterday. A detachment of our tactical team was dispatched to the area with a view to unraveling the true situation and also to rescue the victims. The team is yet to return to furnish us with relevant information about the incident. But I can confirm to you that we received a distress call from the area yesterday informing th...
Police Has Identified a 43-year-old German Man as Prime Suspect in the Madeleine McCann Case
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Police Has Identified a 43-year-old German Man as Prime Suspect in the Madeleine McCann Case

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have made a huge breakthrough 13 years after she disappeared. The detectives revealed a new prime suspect in the case. The suspect is a 43-year-old German, currently in jail on an unrelated matter. He has not been named by British police but he was living in a campervan in Praia da Luz in Portugal around the time Maddie disappeared on May 3, 2007. The Metropolitan Police revealed today that the suspect took a 30-minute call to his Portuguese phone around an hour before the toddler was snatched from the holiday apartment where she was staying with her parents Kate and Gerry McCann and her young twin siblings, Sean and Amelie. Madeleine McCann was just 3 at the time she disappeared from her bed in a holiday apart...
Prince Joachim of Belgium Tests Positive for Coronavirus after Attending a Party in Spain
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Prince Joachim of Belgium Tests Positive for Coronavirus after Attending a Party in Spain

by Prince Joachim of Belgium has tested positive for Coronavirus after attending a party with his girlfriend and 25 others in Spain. The 28-year-old royal tested positive after attending the party in the southern city of Cordoba on May 26, a spokesperson for the Belgian Royal Palace said on Saturday. Prince Joachim, the nephew of King Philippe of Belgium and ninth in line to the throne, attended the party on Tuesday in a private house in the city of Cordoba, which breached social distancing rules as the maximum number of people permitted to meet is currently 15 in the Andalusian city. He was to have arrived in Madrid two days earlier for a business trip but then took a high-speed train to Cordoba, where his long-term girlfriend Victoria Ortiz grew up. The 27 people who atten...
Company reacts after its Caucasian staff was caught on video lying that an “Africa American man” is threatening her life
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Company reacts after its Caucasian staff was caught on video lying that an “Africa American man” is threatening her life

The White woman who was caught on video calling 911 and caught on video calling 911 and lying that an African American man was threatening her life and her dog has been placed on administrative leave. The woman in the video was identified as Amy Cooper after another bird watcher who knows her revealed her identity. It was soon discovered that she works with Franklin Templeton. Her LinkedIn bio shows that she's the "Head of Insurance Investment Solutions at Franklin Templeton."     After the video went viral showing her trying to weaponize a black man's skin colour by lying to cops that there's "an African American man threatening my life and my dog" , people began tagging Franklin Templeton, the company she works for. Franklin Templeton has now responded on...
Herdsmen Invade Farms in Delta, Chase Out Farmers
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Herdsmen Invade Farms in Delta, Chase Out Farmers

  SECRETARY to the Delta State Government, SSG, Mr Chiedu Ebie, yesterday said the state government would soon set up a joint security task force as part of its efforts to tackle the growing insecurity occasioned by the incessant kidnappings, killings and maiming of Deltans by armed suspected herdsmen. This came as about onehundred farmers have fled their camp (residential area) in Ibusa, Oshimili Local Government Area of the state, following invasion of their farms by suspected armed herdsmen, who attacked them. Some fleeing farmers told Vanguard that armed herdsmen invaded their farms with their cattle and pounce on them, forcing them to run for their lives. Meanwhile, briefing newsmen in Asaba, Ebie said the state government was worried about the situation and express...
UK Flight that Violated Travel ban is FlairJet, not Flair Aviation- Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika
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UK Flight that Violated Travel ban is FlairJet, not Flair Aviation- Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika

UK flight that violated travel ban is FlairJet, not Flair Aviation- Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika Hadi Sirika, Nigeria's Minister of Aviation, today made a clarification on the UK aircraft that was impounded for violation of the travel ban in Nigeria. Recall that the Minister on Sunday May 17, via his Twitter handle, announced that a UK flight was impounded for operating a commercial flight as against the Humanitarian operation it was given approval to operate in Nigeria. The Minister had mentioned that the erring flight was Flair Aviation. However at the press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the Minister said the erring flight is FlairJet and not Flair Aviation as he earlier stated. He also disclosed that the pilots of the flights have been quarantine...
Nigerian Man Shot Dead in Front of his Girlfriend in Rivers
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Nigerian Man Shot Dead in Front of his Girlfriend in Rivers

The police in Rivers state is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the gruesome murder of a young man, Leonard Chika, in front of his girlfriend in the Mile 3 axis of Diobu in Port Harcourt the state capital on Friday. May 15. Facebook user, Ezebunwo Ichemati, who shared the story online, wrote Another promising innocent life have been cut short this morning the 15th day of May 2020, in a mistaken identity hit that occurred this morning in the mile3 axis of Diobu in Port Harcourt. What started about 5weeks ago as a minor battle for who takes matching ground rites from traders has gradually grown into a full blown cult war amongst two major cult groups in the heart of Mile3 Diobu, with both sides counting human loss. The Rivers State police command especiall...
Clarence Peters, Others Granted Bail
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Clarence Peters, Others Granted Bail

Nigerian music video director, Clarence Peters, who was detained by the Lagos state police command over the death of video vixen and dancer, Kodak, at his studio in Omole, Lagos in April, has been granted bail. Police sources who confirmed his release to LIB, said Clarence and others who were detained over the death of Kodak, were granted administrative bail while investigation continues. ''They were granted administrative bail while investigation is ongoing. Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation as soon as it is concluded'' the source said Clarence and some members of his team were invited for questionning  and were detained by the police who are investigating the circumstances surrounding Kodak's death. Kodak was said to have been elect...
Lagos Police Explains Why they are Still Detaining Clarence Peters Over Kodak’s Death
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Lagos Police Explains Why they are Still Detaining Clarence Peters Over Kodak’s Death

The Lagos state Police has explained why they are still detaining Clarence Peters over the death of popular dancer, Kodak. LIB reported earlier that Kodak died after being electrocuted while charging her phone at the ace music video director's studio at Omole Estate, Lagos. Though Clarence Peters had debunked report of him being arrested as he revealed that he willingly made himself available to the police, Lagos State Police Spokesperson Bala Elkana told Premium Times on Monday May 4, that he is still in their custody. Bala said they are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the dancer and also waiting for the autopsy result. He further revealed that the investigation is a natural cause, and also important for...
“Nnamdi Kanu Is Alive” – Kemi Olunloyo
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“Nnamdi Kanu Is Alive” – Kemi Olunloyo

#BREAKING After investigating all night, I am letting everyone know that Nnamdi Kanu is ALIVE and well. He was NEVER in Italy let alone hospitalized. I also spoke to close friends of Kanu including my brother @realFFK who confirmed the same and has spoken to Mazi Kanu
Father Takes Off With Children After Raping Them Multiple Times
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Father Takes Off With Children After Raping Them Multiple Times

A man named Oluwaseun Olomo, a resident of Egbeda, a densely populated neighbourhood in Lagos, has disappeared with his two children (a male and a female) after defiling them on multiple occasions. Olomo had also successfully won over the police to aid his immoral act and obtain a favorable court order. The children had revealed to a doctor how their father forcefully had sex with them with bruises on their private parts showing forceful penetration. The matter was charged to court after it was transferred to the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Police Command but Olomo was described as a responsible man and granted the custody of the children. Meanwhile, it was discovered that the Investigating Police Officer in charge of the case, Olakunle Orebe, had altered some of the evidenc...
Court Bars Kano Anti-graft Agency From Probing Emir Sanusi
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Court Bars Kano Anti-graft Agency From Probing Emir Sanusi

Kano state’s Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) has been barred from investigating the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi pending the hearing of an appeal filed by the monarch. Justice Lewis Allogoa of the Federal High Court in Kano who issued an injunction on Friday March 6, ordered the maintenance of a status quo pending the hearing of the matter. This came after the commission insisted on investigating Emir Sanusi over alleged sale of landed properties belonging to Kano Emirate. Emir Sanusi however dragged the commission to court and sought for an order to restrain it from investigating him over alleged land racketeering to the tune of N2.2billion. The order, dated March 6, 2020 and signed by Justice Allogoa, reads in part: “The status quo be maintained ...

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