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Update: Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of music icon Clarence Avant’s wife, Jacqueline
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Update: Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of music icon Clarence Avant’s wife, Jacqueline

A suspect has been arrested in the Beverly Hills for the killing of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, the wife of music legend Clarence Avant, police announced Thursday December 2. Police identified the suspect as a Los Angeles resident, 29-year-old Aariel Maynor, who officials said was on parole and had an extensive criminal record. The suspect was arrested a short time after the shooting, during a second apparent burglary in the Hollywood Hills, according to police. Officers first responded to a report of a shooting at the Avant home in the upscale Trousdale Estates neighborhood around 2:23 a.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of Maytor Place. They arrived to find 81-year-old Jacqueline Avant suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was later...
Ethan Crumbley’s mother wrote pro-gun letter to Trump praising his support for guns
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Ethan Crumbley’s mother wrote pro-gun letter to Trump praising his support for guns

More details are emerging about Ethan Crumbley, the 15-year-old charged with shooting and killing four students and wounding seven at a Michigan high school on Tuesday November 30. Ethan Crumbley, who has been charged with 24 different counts as an adult, came from a family that was supportive of possessing guns. Ethan's mother, Jennifer Crumbley, 43, wrote an open letter to then president-elect Donald Trump on her blog in Nov. 2016 to praise Trump for supporting guns. She wrote: "As a female and a Realtor, thank you for allowing my right to bear arms. Allowing me to be protected if I show a home to someone with bad intentions. Thank you for respecting that Amendment." The semi-automatic handgun Ethan Crumbley used to kill four students and wound many more was legally purch...
Oscar Pistorius to Meet the Parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing
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Oscar Pistorius to Meet the Parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing

Oscar Pistorius is preparing to meet the parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing. The 35-year-old former Paralympian has been moved 750 miles to another prison for a meeting with the family of the girlfriend he shot dead on Valentine’s Day in 2013. Pistorius is close to winning parole but must first give Barry Steenkamp, 78, and his 74-year-old wife June a chance to ask him about his crime. The meeting was fixed after Pistorius wrote to the couple in October in what is thought to be his first contact with them since his trial. The Steenkamps told their lawyer, Tania Koen, that the letter coming out of the blue was like ‘ripping a Band-Aid’ off a wound. But they have decided it represented an opportunity to finally...
Special forces eliminate bandits terrorizing Kaduna-Abuja road
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Special forces eliminate bandits terrorizing Kaduna-Abuja road

Special forces have eliminated a number of bandits laying siege at the Kaduna-Abuja highway in Nigeria’s North-West. After months of laxity, amid national outrage over kidnappings and killings, the federal government finally ordered reinforcement, additional equipment and increased surveillance. More than a dozen bandits were annihilated between Thursday and Friday in a major onslaught that followed viral videos of abductions and enemy gunfire. Intelligence operatives disclosed that some of the corpses were recognized as residents of nearby villages. “We have so far killed more than a dozen armed bandits who attempted to escape on motorcycles after sighting the movements of troops. “Most of them are behind recent abductions on the highways as some people identified the corps...
Eric Abidal apologizes to his wife after she filed for divorce following his alleged affair with PSG women’s star Kheira Hamraoui
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Eric Abidal apologizes to his wife after she filed for divorce following his alleged affair with PSG women’s star Kheira Hamraoui

Former sports director of Barcelona and former French international, Éric Abidal on Tuesday, November 23, apologized to his wife, who has requested a divorce after he allegedly confessed to having an affair with PSG women's star Kheira Hamraoui, who was attacked by masked men. “Forgive me. Your decision does not matter, you will continue to be in my eyes the woman of my life, and above all the mother of our wonderful children. I deserve this humiliation even though it is killing me alive,” the former footballer told Hayet Abidal in a message in his Instagram account. 31-year-old Hamraoui was attacked on November 4, while being driven home by PSG team-mate Aminata Diallo, 26, before two masked men stopped the car and beat her with iron bars that she required stitches. A...
Four killed, several injured as bandits attack Katsina community
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Four killed, several injured as bandits attack Katsina community

Bandits have attacked Barawa village in Batagarawa Loal Government Area of Katsina, killing four and leaving several others injured. The gunmen in large number, stormed the community which is 10 kilometre from Katsina metropolis at about 9pm on Sunday, shooting sporadically into the air. "Nobody was kidnapped during the attack but three men and an elderly woman were killed in the process. They also looted several shops and houses and took away their goats and sheep as well." a resident explained. The raid was said to have lasted for over 90 minutes, giving the gunmen enough time to ransack the village. According to residents of the community, the bandits were over 100 and did not come on motorcycles. Vilage head Narratin...
Lagos Obas, lawmaker react to killing of teacher, student in Epe
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Lagos Obas, lawmaker react to killing of teacher, student in Epe

Two traditional rulers and a lawmaker in the Epe Division of Lagos State have condemned the recent killing of a school teacher and a student in the area. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Razak Bakare, a student of Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), Epe was shot dead on campus last Wednesday, while Ahmed Saheed, a teacher in Poka, also in the Epe area, was killed on Friday. Speaking with NAN on the killing of the MOCPED student, Oba Babatunde Ogunlaja, the Aladeshoyin of Odo-Noforija, expressed dismay over the killing of the student on campus. Ogunlaja said such occurrence was condemnable and called on the institution’s authority to install CCTV cameras on the school premises. The Oba said he has been working tirelessly with security agencies, vi...
Two men convicted of killing civil rights leader Malcolm X to be exonerated
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Two men convicted of killing civil rights leader Malcolm X to be exonerated

Two of the three men convicted of 1965 killing civil rights leader Malcolm X will soon be exonerated, Manhattan's district attorney said in a statement. After a 22-month investigation, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. found that authorities withheld evidence in the trial of Muhammad A. Aziz, 83, and the late Khalil Islam, who died in 2009, the New York Times reported. Both men spent over two decades in prison for a crime they vowed they did not commit. New York County District Attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr. will hold a news conference Thursday to announce the investigation's findings. Malcolm X was one of the civil rights era’s most compelling and controversial figures. The influential Black leader was assassinated as he began a speech in the Audubon Ballroom on Feb. 21, 1965. ...
#ENDSARS: They shattered so many lives and tried to destroy mine – DJ Switch reacts to Lagos panel confirming that people were killed at Lekki Toll Gate
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#ENDSARS: They shattered so many lives and tried to destroy mine – DJ Switch reacts to Lagos panel confirming that people were killed at Lekki Toll Gate

Entertainer, DJ Switch has reacted to Lagos panel confirming that EndSARS protesters were killed at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020. LIB reported earlier that the panel also indicted soldiers and implicated Nigeria’s security agents in the "killing and forced disappearances of harmless and unarmed youths protesting at Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020". The Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel made the revelation in a 309-page report submitted to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday November 15.   Reacting to the report via Twitter, DJ Switch stated that those behind the act shattered many lives and also tried to destroy hers. She added that what the perpetrators tried to hide, has also been made public by them.   See her tweet below................
You’re killing players at Man United – O’Hara blasts Solskjaer
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You’re killing players at Man United – O’Hara blasts Solskjaer

Former Tottenham midfielder, Jamie O’Hara has accused Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of ‘killing’ players’ careers at Manchester United. The Red Devils were defeated 2-0 by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Saturday two weeks after they were thrashed by Liverpool. After spending big in the summer to bring in Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, many expected Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United to reach the levels of City, Liverpool and Chelsea. However, a shocking 5-0 defeat to Liverpool and another 2-0 defeat to City both at Old Trafford showed the Red Devils still have a long way to go. O’Hara believes some players are going backward under Solskjaer. Sancho was a goal machine at Borussia Dortmund while Van de Beek was considered Dutch football’s next big th...
Three dead as gunmen open fire on passersby in Imo
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Three dead as gunmen open fire on passersby in Imo

Unknown gunmen on Friday evening, November 5, opened fire on passersby at Neokeisima junction Umulogho in Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State, killing three on the spot. According to The Nation, the shooting which took place around 7.50 pm, caused pandemonium as residents and passersby scampered for safety. An eyewitness said the assailants immediately zoomed to Umuahia in Abia State in the car while the victims were soaked with blood. Contacted, spokesperson of the State Police Command, CSP Michael Abattam said the police was yet to get report of the incident. "I will investigate the incident and get back to you." he said.
Declare Bandits Federal civil servants since you are finding it hard to pronounce them terrorists – Shehu Sani to Buhari Govt
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Declare Bandits Federal civil servants since you are finding it hard to pronounce them terrorists – Shehu Sani to Buhari Govt

Former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has asked the government to declare bandits as federal civil servants since it is becoming hard for them to pronounce them terrorists. Recall bandits and kidnappers are on rampage in the North West, killing and kidnapping citizens in exchange for ransoms. Reacting to the killings of  Muslim worshipers in their mosques in Niger and Katsina State; as well as the killings of Christians in their Churches in Kaduna, the former lawmaker represented Kaduna Central District at the 8th Assembly wondered why the Buhari government are yet to declare bandits’ groups in the North as terrorists. He wrote:  “They [bandits] killed Muslim worshipers in their mosques in Niger and Katsina State; they killed Christians in ...
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...
Prosecutors say criminal charges are on the table in Alec Baldwin shooting case
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Prosecutors say criminal charges are on the table in Alec Baldwin shooting case

Local prosecutors have revealed that criminal charges are on the table in a fatal accidental shooting by actor Alec Baldwin on his movie set. Legal documents have disclosed that Baldwin was drawing a gun across his body and pointing it at a camera during a rehearsal on the Santa Fe set of the film Rust when it fired, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza. Affidavits containing statements from Souza and camera operator Reid Russell state that Baldwin was handed a prop gun and was told it was unloaded. It came after a crew member revealed a photo from the set was taken on the same day of the incident and shows Hutchins holding a camera while Baldwin stands in costume surrounded by crew members in the church setting. Santa Fe County Distric...
Dwayne Johnson and James Gunn lead tributes for cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins who was accidentally shot dead after Alec Baldwin misfired a prop gun
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Dwayne Johnson and James Gunn lead tributes for cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins who was accidentally shot dead after Alec Baldwin misfired a prop gun

Tributes are pouring in for cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins after she died at the age of 42. Hutchins died on Thursday October 21 after Alec Baldwin, 63, fired off a prop gun accidentally killing her on set of the movie "Rust". The film’s director Joel Souza, 48, was also injured after the incident on set of the movie at Santa Fe, New Mexico. Deputies responded about 2 p.m. to the movie set at the Bonanza Creek Ranch after 911 calls came in of a person being shot on set, Rios said. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Baldwin was seen Thursday outside the sheriff's office in tears, but attempts to get a comment from him were unsuccessful. Filming for "Rust" was set to continue into early November, according to a news release from the New Mexico Film Office. The Ukrainian-bo...
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson promises legal action against social media firms
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson promises legal action against social media firms

Boris Johnson has threatened to take legal action on social media companies who have failed to take action to prevent extremist material being shared online. While addressing the pariliament recently, the UK prime minister said new legislation will soon be introduced in the Commons that will toughen up sanctions on companies which allow ‘foul content’ to propagate. The Online Harms Bill is expected to force the biggest tech firms, such as Facebook and Google, to abide by a duty of care to users, overseen by Ofcom as the new regulator for the sector. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said he would work with the government on the law in the wake of the killing of Sir David Amess. Mr Johnson was pushed by Sir Keir to use the ‘inescapable desire’ of MPs to ‘clamp down on the extremi...
EndSARS: One year after, Nigerian youths weep over Lekki massacre, mourn ‘fallen heroes’
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EndSARS: One year after, Nigerian youths weep over Lekki massacre, mourn ‘fallen heroes’

Exactly this day (October 20) in 2020, Nigerians were plunged into mourning following the killing of EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos State allegedly by the Nigerian Army and other security forces. DAILY POST recalls that the EndSARS protest was birthed by extra-judicial killings perpetrated by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a Nigeria Police Force unit created in late 1992 to deal with crimes associated with robbery, motor vehicle theft, kidnapping, cattle rustling and firearms. Some of the SARS operatives, however, allegedly deviated from their legal assignment to unlawfully humiliate, brutalize and kill innocent Nigerian youths, making life relatively miserable for them as some were scared of moving freely on the streets. Most of the time, youths were profi...
Bandits attack another Sokoto village market
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Bandits attack another Sokoto village market

Goronyo market in Goronyo Local Government Area in the Eastern Senatorial District of Sokoto State, has been reportedly attacked by bandits. Eyewitnesses told Channels Television that the assailants attacked the market in large numbers on Sunday night, shooting sporadically and killing several persons. The actual number of casualties is yet to be determined and it was also learnt that this is the third time in two weeks bandits have attacked a village market in Sokoto State.
Woman injured, brother and friend killed by WW1 bomb during wedding party
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Woman injured, brother and friend killed by WW1 bomb during wedding party

A WW1 bomb which exploded during a honeymoon celebration in Ukraine has injured a woman, killing her brother and friend. The explosion occurred after 31-year-old Lidiia Makarchu travelled to the Carpathian Mountains for a belated honeymoon after marrying Norbert Varga, 43, near their home in Bracknell, Berkshire. The party of 11 family and friends including two children, had gathered around a bonfire in a forest clearing telling stories and drinking tea when the bomb detonated. Mr Varga, a radio operator and keen photographer who has lived in Britain since 2018, had briefly left the bonfire to retrieve his camera before the explosion which was triggered by the fire occurred. He told Daily Mail; “While I was packing my equ...
The killing of UK lawmaker, Sir David Amess was terrorism – Police say
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The killing of UK lawmaker, Sir David Amess was terrorism – Police say

The UK police say the Friday, October 15 killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess is being treated as a terrorist incident. Sir David was stabbed multiple times at his constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex on Friday and a 25-year-old British man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. In a Saturday morning, October 16 statement, the Metropolitan Police have revealed the killing has a potential link to Islamist extremism. Reports say the politician appears to be of Somali heritage. The Met said officers are carrying out searches at two addresses in the London area and are not seeking anyone else over the death. The police say they believed the man, who is in custody in Essex, acted alone but inquiries into the circumstances of the incident are still ongo...
US millionaire, Robert Durst, 78, sentenced to life imprisonment for best friend’s murder
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US millionaire, Robert Durst, 78, sentenced to life imprisonment for best friend’s murder

US real estate heir Robert Durst has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his best friend. Durst, now 78, was the subject of the HBO crime documentary series, The Jinx, in which he apparently confessed to three murders. He was convicted in a Los Angeles court last month of shooting Susan Berman, 55, in the back of the head at her home in December 2000 to stop her from talking to police about his wife's disappearance. Susan was found shot in the head in her Beverly Hills home. In a victim impact statement in court, Berman's son told Durst "you murdered the person I was" when he killed her. Prosecutors called Durst, 78, a "narcissistic psychopath". The trial, which began in March last year but was ad...
Scavenger allegedly kills Ondo landlord for preventing him from picking iron rods in his compound
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Scavenger allegedly kills Ondo landlord for preventing him from picking iron rods in his compound

The police in Ondo state have arrested a 39-year-old scavenger, Basiru Ibrahim, for allegedly killing a 45-year-old man identified as Arise Ikuesan. Ibrahim was said to have committed the crime in Ore, the headquarters of Odigbo local government area of the state. The deceased who was a ‘Landlord’ in the area, died from the injury he sustained from the attack that occurred on September 13, 2021. Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Funmi Odulami, said the landlord was attacked for trying to stop the scavenger from picking scraps in his compound. “On 13th September, 2021, at about 1600hrs, a report was made at Ore Divisional Headquarters that a scavenger, Basiru Ibrahim ‘m’ 39 years old hit an iron rod on the forehead of one Arise Ikuesan ‘m’...
Update: Police arrest three CJTF members over murder of teacher in Maiduguri
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Update: Police arrest three CJTF members over murder of teacher in Maiduguri

The Borno State Police Command has arrested three Civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF) members for allegedly killing a teacher, Babagana Ahmed Gaidam. LIB reported that the 42-year-old headmaster of Asheikh Jarma Mega School, at Bulumkuttu Abuja, in Maiduguri, was stabbed to death at his residence at 3am on Monday October 12. According to reports, the suspects were arrested at Bulumkuttu Abuja area of Maiduguri on Tuesday, October 12, following a directive by the Commissioner of Police(CP), Abdu Umar. Gaidem was said to have been transferred to the Asheik Jarma Mega Primary School about seven weeks ago. According to sources, the victim, upon resumption in the school, embarked on reforms of some operational policies. A teacher and friend of the deceased, Abdullaziz, told Punch t...
Indian man gets double life term for killing his wife using cobra
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Indian man gets double life term for killing his wife using cobra

The Kollam Additional Sessions Court in Kerala, India on Wednesday, imposed a double life sentence on Sooraj S Kumar for killing his wife using a cobra. Sooraj had killed his 25-year-old wife, Uthra on May 7, 2020, by letting a cobra bite her in her sleep. The crime became known widely known as the 'Uthra murder case' and garnered international attention. In a case described by the prosecution as ‘rarest of the rare’, the convict was awarded life sentences on charges of Sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) as well as 10 years rigorous imprisonment under Section 328 (causing harm using poison) and seven years imprisonment under Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the IPC along with a fine of Rs 5 lakh. The trial court stopped short of awarding...
Kenyan child serial killer who murdered 13 minors escapes from police custody
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Kenyan child serial killer who murdered 13 minors escapes from police custody

The self-confessed child serial killer behind the murder of 13 minors in Kenya, has escaped from police custody. According to police sources, Masten Milimo Wanjala was being held at Jogoo Road Police Station in Nairobi when he escaped on Tuesday, October 12. The suspect was expected at the Makadara Law Courts on Wednesday, October 13, to face 13 counts of murder. It remains unclear how the suspect managed to slip from custody, however, police signal has been circulated asking officers in the capital city and its neighbouring counties to be on high alert. Recall that Wanjala, was arrested on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, following the discovery of two bodies dumped near Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. He confessed to murdering ten children and sucking his victims' blood in a five-...
FCT police debunk rumours of attack on Abuja community, calls for calm
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FCT police debunk rumours of attack on Abuja community, calls for calm

The FCT Police Command has debunked reports of an attack on Kuchibena Community of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja by unknown gunmen. DAILY POST recalls that some news platforms had reported that armed men recently invaded the community and attacked residents leading to the death of about four persons. Reacting to the report, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh said a preliminary investigation by operatives of the Command revealed that there was no such attack. In a statement issued and made available to DAILY POST on Thursday by the PPRO, the FCT Police Commissioner, CP Babaji Sunday urged residents of the community to stay calm, assuring them of adequate security for the protection of lives and properties in the area. The statement reads, “Federal...
Update: Derek Chauvin denied request for public defender in his appeal for murder conviction in George Floyd case
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Update: Derek Chauvin denied request for public defender in his appeal for murder conviction in George Floyd case

The Minnesota Supreme Court denied former police officer Derek Chauvin’s request for a public defender to represent him as he appeals his murder conviction and sentencing for the 2020 killing of George Floyd. Chauvin filed an appeal of the murder conviction in September in which he claimed he does not have enough money to pay for a lawyer. But the state’s high court concluded that Chauvin had not adequately demonstrated financial hardship, Chief Justice Lorie Gildea wrote in an order. Chauvin’s affidavit stated he owes about $60,000 to the Internal Revenue Service and at least $37,000 to the state of Minnesota. Chauvin appeared in court on tax evasion charges in September of last year. Chauvin wrote that he is using his “nominal prison wages” to pay off fees from his initial tri...
Final words of death row inmate, Ernest Lee Johnson, before he was killed is revealed
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Final words of death row inmate, Ernest Lee Johnson, before he was killed is revealed

  A murderer who was executed on death row last night, October 5, wrote a shocking final statement before he was executed. The infamous Ernest Lee Johnson, 61, was pronounced dead at 6.11pm local time on Tuesday, October 5, after being given a lethal injection in Bonne Terre, Missouri. He was handed a death sentence for killing three Missouri corner shop employees with a hammer during a robbery in February 1994. Johnson came home covered in blood, having told his crack dealer he would be robbing the store. His victims were 46-year-old Mary Bratcher, Fred Jones (58) and Mabel Scruggs, 57. In the hours leading up to his death, the convict penned a short letter in which he told his family he loved them and told them "I know where I'm goi...
Missouri set to execute Ernest Johnson today despite plea from Pope Francis to halt the execution
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Missouri set to execute Ernest Johnson today despite plea from Pope Francis to halt the execution

Ernest Johnson, a Missouri man convicted of killing three convenience store workers during a closing-time robbery nearly 28 years ago is set to be executed despite requests for mercy from the Pope Francis, two federal lawmakers and thousands of petition signers. Johnson, 61, is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday evening, October 5, at the state prison in Bonne Terre, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of St. Louis. It would be the seventh U.S. execution this year. "The state is prepared to deliver justice and carry out the lawful sentence Mr. Johnson received in accordance with the Missouri Supreme Court's order," Parson, a Republican, said in a statement about his decision not to reduce the sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jeremy Weis, Johnson'...
Insecurity in Southeast: Governors, FG officials may be responsible not IPOB – HURIWA alleges
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Insecurity in Southeast: Governors, FG officials may be responsible not IPOB – HURIWA alleges

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has said some governors and Federal Government’s officials may be responsible for the insecurity across the Southeast. HURIWA alleged that governors and Federal Government officials behind the killings are trying to undermine the agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in the Southeast. The rights group made the remark while urging the Nigerian Army to respect human rights in the Southeast. HURIWA asked the Nigerian Army to investigate the killings in the Southeast because some officials of the Federal Government may be responsible for insecurity in the Southeast. In a statement by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA said the Nigerian Army must work with the mindset that members of IPOB may not...
Yola: Mob razes office of vigilantes over killing of youth
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Yola: Mob razes office of vigilantes over killing of youth

Some youths in Bachure, a community in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State have burnt down the office of the Vigilante Group in the community over alleged killing of a youth by the vigilantes. Sources said the youths stormed the office Sunday afternoon armed with cutlasses and sticks, scared off all vigilantes in sight and set the office on fire. The sources said when the vigilantes saw the angry youth with their dangerous weapons, they scampered for safety, giving the armed youths free reign. The youths had accused the vigilantes of killing Micheal Amoris, a 33-year-old resident, as the vigilantes were on patrol last Friday. It was further gathered that the vigilantes had clashed with some youths during patrol on that day, and that since then, the deceased could ...
Update: Two men are Arrested in Connection with the Murder of Journalist Lyra McKee
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Update: Two men are Arrested in Connection with the Murder of Journalist Lyra McKee

Police have arrested two more men over the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. The men, aged 44 and 53, were arrested in the Londonderry area on Friday morning, October 1, under the Terrorism Act. They have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave police station in Belfast for an interview. Ms. McKee, 29, was shot dead in Londonderry in April 2019 as she observed rioting in the Creggan. Three men have already been charged with her murder, while another two men have been charged with rioting and associated offences. The extremist group that styles itself the New IRA previously claimed responsibility for the killing. Last month, Geroid Cavanagh, 33, and Jordan Devine, 21, both from Londonderry appeared by videolink at the city's magistrates' court where they were cha...
IPOB identifies agents Uzodinma allegedly uses to perpetrate killings in Imo, southeast
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IPOB identifies agents Uzodinma allegedly uses to perpetrate killings in Imo, southeast

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Friday revealed the identities of those allegedly behind the killings in Imo, Anambra, and the southeast generally. IPOB alleged that the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, and his accomplices created a fake Eastern Security Network, ESN, who are eliminating his political opponent in the southeast. The group disclosed this in a statement signed by Emma Powerful, its spokesman. According to Powerful: “Worried by the increasing rate of senseless killings in Biafra land especially Anambra and Imo States, the intelligence unit of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been intensifying efforts towards uncovering the masterminds of these heinous crimes. “These efforts have paid off as the unit has been able to track some of the people b...
President Buhari reacts to gruesome murder of Dr Chike Akunyili
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President Buhari reacts to gruesome murder of Dr Chike Akunyili

President Buhari has expressed sadness over the gruesome killing of Dr. Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof Dora Akunyili. In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari said he shares the pain of the offspring of Prof and Dr Akunyili, their families and friends whose lives will never remain the same after the inhuman and reprehensible act that happened in Onitsha, Anambra State. President Buhari said he has fond memories of working with the late Dora Akunyili at the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) and that Nigerians will never forget the memory of the amazon, who distinguished herself as a courageous, dependable, and pat...
13 wedding guests including groom’s brother, sister-in-law perish in fatal accident in Rivers
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13 wedding guests including groom’s brother, sister-in-law perish in fatal accident in Rivers

  At least 13 wedding guests have died and many others injured in a fatal accident in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State. The crash involving a Coaster bus filled with passengers and a truck occurred close to Akpoku- Udufor community on Sunday, September 26. One Great Missionary, who shared photos from the scene said the bus was conveying passengers from Afara community in Etche to a community in the neighbouring Imo State for the traditional marriage between one Chief Ambrose Igbokwe Nwuzi and his third wife. According to The Nation, less than 30 minutes after the bus took off, it collided with a truck killing over 13 of its passengers. It was gathered that the community was still in shock as deceased persons were said to be...
Family in Imo state Kill and Bury their Son for being too Stubborn (videos)
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Family in Imo state Kill and Bury their Son for being too Stubborn (videos)

A couple and their daughter have been arrested while their son, who is on the run, is wanted over the death of their last child. Mr Lambert Ukachukwu, his wife, their daughter, and their son, Philip, are accused of killing 28-year-old Chukwuebuka at their home in Duruegwele village, Umueze II, in Ehime Mbano Local Government of Imo State. The family accused the deceased of being too stubborn and giving them sleepless nights so they allegedly decided to eliminate him. On September 17, 2021, they hit Chukwuebuka with a piece of wood and left him to die. He was then buried in a shallow grave.   Soon, youths of Duruegwele community noticed Chukwuebuka's absence but when they confronted the family, they were told that Chukwuebuka...
Man sentenced to 28 years imprisonment for killing female lawyer in Lagos hotel room
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Man sentenced to 28 years imprisonment for killing female lawyer in Lagos hotel room

An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Tuesday, September 21, sentenced a 23-year-old chef, Joshua Usulor, to 28 years imprisonment for killing a lawyer, Mrs Feyisayo Obot. Usulor brutally murdered the 34-year-old mother of two on January 26, 2019, at the Citiheights Hotel, Opebi, Lagos State, where both of them lodged in different rooms. Obot, an employee of an Abuja-based non-governmental organisation, Save the Children, was in Lagos to write a project management examination. The prosecution, led by Mrs O.A. Bajulaiye-Bishi, had said that Usulor, a resident of Number 30, Fadiya Street, Ketu, Lagos, sneaked into the deceased's hotel room to steal her money and her phones in order to offset his outstanding hotel bill. The deceased struggled with him but was overpowered. He then...
Gunmen attack ECWA Church in Kogi, kill one, abduct two
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Gunmen attack ECWA Church in Kogi, kill one, abduct two

Unknown gunmen have attacked ECWA church in Kogi State, killed one person and kidnapped two others. The Church is located at Okadayo-Kabba, along Okene road, in Kogi State. The attack is coming barely few days after a jailbreak at the Federal minimum correctional centre located in Kabba and the abduction of three poultry farmers in their farm, all in the same area. DAILY POST gathered that the yet to be identified gunmen opened fire on the worshippers as church service was going on, killing one person on the spot. An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said two other person who were shot are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital. According to him, the Pioneer Provost of College of Education Technical Kabba, Chief J.O.T Oshadumo and one other were kidnap...
Two Nigerian men, one other, arrested in killing of 8-year-old boy in the US
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Two Nigerian men, one other, arrested in killing of 8-year-old boy in the US

Three men have been arrested in the killing of an 8-year-old boy in Prince George's County, police said Wednesday, September 15. Two of the suspects arrested over the fatal shooting of Peyton "PJ" Evans are of Nigerian descent. The suspects, 21-year-old Desmond Nkwocha, 23-year-old Mark Nkwocha and 23-year-old George Shamman, all face attempted first-degree murder, second-degree murder and weapons-related charges, police said. Eight-year-old Peyton Evans was shot on August 24 while in a relative's apartment in Landover, Maryland, playing a video game and eating tacos, his family said. Police said that a group of adults were gathered outside on the 1600 block of Brightseat Road when three men approached in a white sedan. "One occupant from that white sedan fired s...
Army sergeant allegedly shoots police inspector dead in Lagos
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Army sergeant allegedly shoots police inspector dead in Lagos

An Army sergeant, John Ocheme, is currently being investigated for allegedly shooting and killing a police inspector Inah Ubi last Wednesday. The Nation reports that late Ubi was attached to the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), CMS Jetty, Lagos Island and was allegedly killed by Ocheme near the premises of a dredging firm, Batare Nigeria Ltd in the Sangotedo area of Ajah, Lagos State. A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, to the publication; “We left here on a flying boat at about 9am. We got to the Sangotedo area of Okun Ajah and got off the boat. There were many dredging companies there.” The eyewitness claimed that as the NIWA team drew close to shore, they were sighted by persons suspected to be carrying out illegal dredging operations. The suspects fled...
Police arrest four men under the Terrorism Act over the murder of journalist, Lyra Mckee
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Police arrest four men under the Terrorism Act over the murder of journalist, Lyra Mckee

Detectives investigating the death of journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry have arrested four men. Ms McKee was shot dead by dissident republicans in Londonderry in April 2019 as she observed rioting in the Creggan area of the city. The extremist group that styles itself the New IRA was responsible for the killing. The men - aged 19, 20, 21 and 33 - were arrested in the Derry area this morning under the Terrorism Act. They have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station in Belfast for interview. Police Service of Northern Ireland Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said: 'These arrests are the culmination of a detailed two-year investigation into Lyra's murder and the events which preceded it. 'The local community have supported the Police Serv...
Chris Watts receiving racy love letters and sexy bikini pics in jail after he was sentenced for killing his pregnant wife and two daughters
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Chris Watts receiving racy love letters and sexy bikini pics in jail after he was sentenced for killing his pregnant wife and two daughters

Chris Watts is receiving racy love letters in jail as he serves a life sentence for killing his pregnant wife and two daughters. Prosecutors have released dozens of letters sent to the killer, according to ABC7 One woman wrote to him: "In my heart, I know you are a great guy. "If you do write me back I'd be the happiest girl alive, that's for sure #teamchris #chrisisinnocent #lovehim #socute." Another sent a saucy picture of herself wearing a bikini alongside the note: "I've found myself thinking a lot about you." She added that she hoped the scantily-clad image would "brighten" his day. Another fan wrote to him: "I feel this connection to you." Watts admitted murdering his pregnant wife Shanann as well as their d...
50 Cent slammed for Insensitive Post on the death of Michael K Williams who he had Beef with
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50 Cent slammed for Insensitive Post on the death of Michael K Williams who he had Beef with

50 Cent has been slammed over his social media posts following the death of Michael K. Williams. The actor best known for his role in HBO’s The Wire was reported dead on Monday afternoon, September 6, after a suspected drug overdose. He was reportedly discovered unconscious in the dining room of his luxury Brooklyn penthouse with what appeared to be heroin on the kitchen table. 50 Cent then took to Instagram to share a screenshot of the New York Post article announcing Williams' death, and in the caption told people to check out his show Raising Kanan to to see the dangers of Fentanyl overdoses. He then went on to use the hashtags #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi #bottlerover to promote his liquor brand. In the now-deleted post, he w...
BBNaija: “I expected you to be among Top 5 but you decided to eat the forbidden apple” – Actress Tricia Eseigbe slams Boma
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BBNaija: “I expected you to be among Top 5 but you decided to eat the forbidden apple” – Actress Tricia Eseigbe slams Boma

  Actress Tricia Eseigbe has condemned evicted Big Brother Naija housemate, Boma, for killing his game by eating the 'forbidden apple' Commenting under Daddy Freeze's Instagram post, the actress said she had expected Boma to be among the Top 5 finalists. "I don't have time for foolishness and disrespect. Boma I expected you to be among the first 5 but NO u decided to eat the forbidden APPLE. That destroyed your game. Go to God and ask for forgiveness. @daddyfreeze Well done. You pieces the matter. Scruples." she wrote.
We’ll Pressurise Security Agents To Track Killers – Keyamo Condemns Killing Of Sowore’s Brother
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We’ll Pressurise Security Agents To Track Killers – Keyamo Condemns Killing Of Sowore’s Brother

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has commiserated with the family of human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore, over the death of Olajide Felix Sowore, his younger brother, in Edo State. Keyamo, in his condolence message, said it was sad that a young man would be cut down in his prime by criminal elements. He, however, said he and other compatriots would pressurise the law-enforcement agents to track down the killers and bring them to justice. His tribute reads, “I read with deep sadness the reports on the senseless killing of your younger brother, Mr Jide Sowore, a student of pharmacy at Igbinedion University, Okada, in Edo State, this morning. “It is quite sad and regrettable that such a young man would be cut down in his prime by criminal element...
The Killers Of Sowore’s Brother Must Face Justice – Shehu Sani Condemns Shocking Murder
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The Killers Of Sowore’s Brother Must Face Justice – Shehu Sani Condemns Shocking Murder

Shehu Sani, a former Senator from the Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has joined several other prominent Nigerians to condemn the killing of Olajide Felix Sowore, the younger brother to human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore, by gunmen. Felix was murdered by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen in the early hours of Saturday. In a post via his Twitter page, Sani described the incident as tragic while calling on relevant authorities to ensure justice is done in the matter. He also commiserated with family of the deceased, adding that it was unfortunate that lives are no sacred in present day Nigeria. He said, "The assassination of Mr Olajide Sowore,the younger brother of @YeleSowore in Edo state is tragic & condemnable.The perpetrators of this heinous act must face justic...
Police give details in killing of Sowore’s younger brother
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Police give details in killing of Sowore’s younger brother

The Police in Edo State, on Saturday confirmed the killing of one Mr Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of social activist, Mr Omoyele Sowore. The police said the deceased was shot dead in Edo by gunmen in the early hours of Saturday. He was said to be coming from Igbinedion University, Okada, near Benin, where he was studying Pharmacy, before he was shot dead on the Benin-Lagos highway. It added that five other persons were abducted in the process. Spokesman for the police command, Bello Kontongs, said: “In addition to killing the younger Sowore, the suspected kidnappers made away with five unidentified persons.” According to Kontongs, the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital (IUTH). “Good morning all. Th...
Fani Kayode Exposes Those Behind Killings in the North
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Fani Kayode Exposes Those Behind Killings in the North

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode has revealed that foreign assailants are to blame for the killings in Plateau and other parts of the country. He said citizens of the state are not in any battle with one another, but facing instigation from influencers outside the state. Kayode who is in the state to condole with the government and people over the recent happenings which led to a breach of peace, said, “Plateau State is a melting point of the nation whose history of accommodation, tolerance hospitality and serenity is globally recognised. He said, “the recent attacks by criminals must not be allowed to give the impression of hostility between people of Plateau State who have dwelt together in peace despite religious and ethnic peculiarities.   “They are therefore no...

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