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“Nigeria is next” Bisi Alimi writes as Botswana loses court bid to revoke gay rights
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“Nigeria is next” Bisi Alimi writes as Botswana loses court bid to revoke gay rights

Bisi Alimi has reacted after Botswana's government lost a court bid to revoke gay rights. Botswana's High Court in 2019 ruled in favor of campaigners seeking to strike down jail sentences for same-sex relationships, declaring the punishment to be unconstitutional. Botswana's government attempted to overturn the landmark ruling that decriminalized homosexuality but the government lost on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Reacting, Bisi shared a text photo with Botswana written on it, alongside the Botswana flag and the LGBTQ rainbow flag. In the caption, he wrote: "Homophobia will not last forever! Nigeria is next!" In Nigeria, same-sex relationship is still criminalized.
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. ...
AEDC staff bags 6 months imprisonment for unlawful disconnection
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AEDC staff bags 6 months imprisonment for unlawful disconnection

A staffer of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Mr James Olayemi has been handed a six months jail sentence for unlawful disconnection of electricity supply to the premises of the company’s customer, Dennis Osanwuta. Chief Magistrate Tanko Muhammed delivered the judgement on Thursday August 12, and also ordered immediate reconnection of electricity supply to Osanwuta’s premises. The Magistrate who held that Olayemi was convicted and sentenced accordingly for violating various sections of the extant laws on electricity services, however, absolved the AEDC Regional Manager, Lameed Obadaki, the second defendant, of any complicity on the two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and unlawful disconnection. According to Muhammed, the disconnection offence was punishable u...
Smiling Yahoo Boys Bag Jail Sentences
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Smiling Yahoo Boys Bag Jail Sentences

Two internet fraudsters popularly known as yahoo boys who were smiling in their mugshot, have bagged jail sentences after being arraigned in court. John Padre Akor and Aondoaver Aondoseer were handed the jail sentence on Thursday July 8 after being arraigned before Justice Abdu Dogo of the Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) on one-count separate charge bordering on criminal impersonation and obtaining money from foreign nationals under false pretence. Justice Dogo convicted and sentenced the defendants accordingly after they pleaded guilty to the charge. Akor was sentenced to three (3) years imprisonment with an option of fine of N1.5million. A 2015 model GLK 350 4matic Mercedes Benz and a Phone recover...
Woman jailed for 18 months for stealing jewelry in Osun
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Woman jailed for 18 months for stealing jewelry in Osun

A woman has been handed an 18-months jail sentence for stealing jewellery, perfume and electronics items in Osun state.   Police prosecutor Sunday Osanyintuyi said on May 28, 2021, Toyin broke into the house of one AbdulHammed Toheeb to steal one Hisense plasma TV, a box of jewelleries, a wristwatch, and a collection of perfumes, among others.   30-year-old Toyin Akinyemi who was arraigned before Osun State Magistrate court in Ile-Ife on Wednesday June 16, was handed the jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to the offence of burglary and stealing of the properties.
Akuapem Poloo Granted Bail after Tens of Thousands Signed Petition asking for her to be Freed
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Akuapem Poloo Granted Bail after Tens of Thousands Signed Petition asking for her to be Freed

An Accra High Court has granted convicted actress, Akuapem Poloo, ¢80,000 bail. The court granted her bail on Wednesday,  April 21, with two sureties to be justified. As part of her bail condition, Poloo, whose real name is Rosemond Brown, has to report to the case investigator every two weeks. She is also supposed to deposit her passport with the registrar of the court. The court, presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey, said she will only travel with the express permission of the court. The court further said the applicant has satisfied the four grounds of bail pending appeal. The application for bail was not opposed by the state who were present in court represented by Senior State Attorney Selasie Kuwornu. According to him, this is because the State had no contr...
Cardi B Finally Reacts to Akuapem Poloo’s 90-day jail Sentence over Nude Photoshoot with her son
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Cardi B Finally Reacts to Akuapem Poloo’s 90-day jail Sentence over Nude Photoshoot with her son

American rapper, Cardi B has reacted to the 90-day jail sentence handed to Ghanaian actress Akuapem Poloo who she infamously described as her "twin sister" during her visit to Ghana in 2019, over a nude photoshoot she engaged in with her underage son. In a tweet she shared, Cardi B said she believes Akuapem Poloo should not have been imprisoned and that social media probation or community service would have been a better option. She also disclosed that she has seen similar photoshoots in the United States. The rapper tweeted; “I seen a lot of Americans do photoshoots like that. Even tho is not my style I don’t think she was going for sexual more going the natural idea. I think jail is a bit harsh. Maybe social media probation or community service.”
Ex-American football star, Justin Crawford gets 12 years jail sentence for child sex after being caught pants down by his wife
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Ex-American football star, Justin Crawford gets 12 years jail sentence for child sex after being caught pants down by his wife

Justin Crawford, a former West Virginia running back has been handed a 12 year jail sentence followed by 8 years of probation after being found guilty of charges of child molestation and sodomy in his hometown of Columbus, Georgia. The football player was arrested by Columbus police last October on charges of incest, sodomy and enticing a child for indecent purposes after his wife, Chakeya walked into her living room about 5 a.m on October 13 to find her husband with an erection as he stood over the child. He however denied sleeping with the 12-year-old girl at that time, but got busted after the girl told his wife that she was sleeping in the living room when Crawford came in and had her perform oral sex on him before they had intercourse. Other charges against him was reportedly dr...
Jail officer sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing female inmates
Crime

Jail officer sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing female inmates

Eugenio Perez, a former lieutenant at the federal jail in New York has bagged a 25 year jail sentence for sexually abusing multiple female inmates. The arrest and prosecution of 49-year-old Perez nicknamed 'horse' because of his distinctive and uncircumcized penis came after the female inmates gave corroborating statements. A warrant obtained by federal agents forced the former Brooklyn prison officer to drop his pants for a confirmation of the women's allegation. “He wasn’t circumcised. It was big, and it was like a hook…It was humongous and it curved,” one of his victims testified during his two-week trial. Another described Perez’s penis as having a “really strong smell” that made her want to throw up. “I am no one to judge someone else, but I would not like any other woman ...
Yahoo Girl Bags 8-Month Jail Sentence
Crime

Yahoo Girl Bags 8-Month Jail Sentence

A yahoo girl identified as Isaac Christiana Nkemdirim has bagged an 8-months jail sentence, after being arraigned by the EFCC. The yahoo girl who bagged an 8-months jail sentence, pleaded guilty to the one count charge of obtaining by false pretence contrary to Section 15(2)(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2002 as amended and punishable under 15(3) of the same Act. The statement by EFCC reads in part; "The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office today, June 28, 2019 secured the conviction of Isaac Christiana Nkemdirim before Justice M.G. Umar of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. Nkemdirim was convicted on a one count charge of obtaining by false pretence contrary to Section 15(2)(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibiti...
Female Protesters Who Interrupted World Cup Final Match Sentenced To Jail (Photos)
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Female Protesters Who Interrupted World Cup Final Match Sentenced To Jail (Photos)

The female protesters who ran out to pitch during the World cup final have been jailed. A Moscow court on handed down a 15-day jail sentence to the quartet who interrupted Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia by running onto the pitch wearing fake police uniforms. The judge also banned the pitch invaders, including glamour model Veronika Nikulshina, from attending sports events for three years. The invasion by members of the punk band early in the second half of the final was a brazen act in Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium in front of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other high-ranking officials from around the world. They faced administrative not criminal charges for their protest against human rights abuses as Russia opts not to make martyrs out of the protester...
South African Court Of Appeal Increases Oscar Pistorius’s Jail Sentence To 13 Years And Five Months
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South African Court Of Appeal Increases Oscar Pistorius’s Jail Sentence To 13 Years And Five Months

A South African court has increased Olympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius's jail sentence for killing his girlfriend to 13 years and five months. Prosecutors had argued that the six-year term for murdering Reeva Steenkamp was too short. The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled his sentence be increased to 15 years, less time already served. Pistorius was originally convicted of culpable homicide in 2014‚ but the SCA upgraded his conviction to murder in 2015. In July last year the Pretoria High Court sentenced him to six years’ imprisonment for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. The appeal court said his testimony was “vacillating and untruthful”. Prosecutor Andrea Johnston had argued that Pistorius did not show remorse and had not told the Pretoria High Court why he had shot Steenkamp. “He should...
Woman Gets 20 Years Jail Sentence For Leaving Baby To Die In Desert
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Woman Gets 20 Years Jail Sentence For Leaving Baby To Die In Desert

An Arizona woman, Ashley Attson, who left her 17-month-old daughter in the desert to die and later buried her has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The 23-year-old from Chinle was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David C. Campbell on Monday. Attson had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. She admitted to placing her child in a stroller, pushing her into the desert on the Navajo Reservation in Apache County, and leaving her there for four days and nights last September, USA Today reported. “Over the next few days, she met friends for ice cream and posted pictures of herself on Facebook,” according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona. “When she returned, the child was dead.” Two days later, prosecutors said Attson placed the body in a trash...
Pastor Who Impregnated His Daughter In Ogun State Bags Jail Sentence
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Pastor Who Impregnated His Daughter In Ogun State Bags Jail Sentence

An Ogun State Pastor, Taiwo Olubayode, who was arrested after it was learnt that he impregnated his 16-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Bosede, has been handed a 9 year jail sentence by a family court in Oke-Eda Akure, Ondo State. The pregnancy led to the birth of baby Michael. It is alleged that the sexual relationship between the father of 13 children who is married to 3 wives, and his daughter has been going on for years, but came to limelight after Bosede got pregnant. Here's what a police source said: “It was discovered during investigation that the victim, after she found out she was pregnant, alerted the suspect. He gave her some concoctions to drink; he wanted to abort the pregnancy. But the concoctions failed. . . After repeated attempts and with the pregnancy advancing, he l...

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