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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...
Brit musician, 28, found dead after being ‘attacked and thrown unconscious in river’ weeks after he moved to Georgia to study
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Brit musician, 28, found dead after being ‘attacked and thrown unconscious in river’ weeks after he moved to Georgia to study

A British tourist has been killed in Georgia only weeks after he moved there to study. The body of musician Thomas Kennedy, 28, washed up in the Mtkvari River near the village of Kvakhvreli in Gori on Friday, October 8, three days after he was allegedly killed by a group of five Georgian citizens. Authorities say the group of men beat him unconscious and threw him into the river following an argument. Five people have been arrested for his murder, which allegedly came after a night of drinking with the locals. The suspected killers fled the scene but have since been remanded, local outlets reported. Giorgi Balashvili, 28, Giorgi Okhanashvili, 17, Giorgi Kareli, 20, Zura Palavandishvili, 19, and Vasil Okropiridze, 24, are being held on suspicion of murder.  Vasil Okropiri...
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-...
Super TV boss murder: Prime suspect Chidinma Ojukwu arrives in court for murder trial
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Super TV boss murder: Prime suspect Chidinma Ojukwu arrives in court for murder trial

The prime suspect in the murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, Chidinma Ojukwu, has arrived at the Lagos State High Court, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos for her trial which begins today October 12. Chidinma will be arraigned by the Lagos State Government before Justice Yetunde Adesanya on nine-count charges.   She will be arraigned alongside her sister, Egbuchu Chioma from whom the late Ataga’s iPhone 7, was said to have been recovered, and another person, one Adedapo Quadri.   The 9-count charge dated the 31st of August was filed by the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi.   In count one, Chidinma and Adedapo were charged with conspiring to murder Usifo Ataga contrary to Section 233 of the Crimin...
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...
Ex adult film star, Katalin Erzsebet Bradacs charged with murdering her two-year-old son
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Ex adult film star, Katalin Erzsebet Bradacs charged with murdering her two-year-old son

A former porn actress has been arrested on suspicion of murder after she allegedly stabbed her two-year-old son to death and dumped his corpse onto a checkout counter in a Lidl supermarket in Italy. 44-year-old Katalin Erzsebet Bradacs was taken into preventive custody after being charged with murdering her son Alex Juhasz. The former porn actress and nightclub dancer entered a Lidl supermarket in the small town of Citta della Pieve in the central Italian region of Umbria on Friday afternoon. Bradacs, from Hungary, reportedly entered the supermarket shouting for help as she placed her son's bloodied body on top of a checkout counter. The child was pronounced dead at the scene after being found with nine stab wounds to his chest and neck. According to reports in the local me...
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...
Akunyili: Nigeria losing its grip on security – Ben Bruce
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Akunyili: Nigeria losing its grip on security – Ben Bruce

Former Bayelsa lawmaker, Ben Murray-Bruce, on Wednesday, said Nigeria is losing its grip on security of citizens. Ben Bruce said this while condemning the death of Chike Akunyili, husband to late former DG of NAFDAC, Prof. Dora Akunyili. Recall that Akunyili was killed alongside his driver and escort on Tuesday while on his way from Onitsha to Umuoji at Eke Nkpor. The former lawmaker called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government to act immediately concerning insecurity before it’s too late. On his Twitter page, he wrote: “I am saddened by the reports of the murder of Dr Chike Akunyili (husband of the late former DG of NAFDAC, Prof. Dora Akunyili). “The nation is losing grip on its security architecture, and government must act more effectively before it’s too late. M...
George Floyd Killer Derek Chauvin Appeals against 22 years Conviction
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George Floyd Killer Derek Chauvin Appeals against 22 years Conviction

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

Nearly a decade after 19-year-old Faith Danielle Hedgepeth was found dead in her off-campus apartment, her suspected killer has been arrested. 28-year-old Miguel Enrique Salguero-Olivares from Durham, North Carolina, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder of the 19-year-old University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student in 2012, Assistant Chief of Police, Celisa Lehew who has led the investigation for six years, announced news of the arrest during a press briefing. Miguel is being held at the Durham County Detention Center without bond. The assistant police chief said Miguel was not a suspect at the beginning of the investigation. Lehew said; "Our agency has been committed to bringing justice to Faith and her family since the day of her murder. "I am prou...
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...
Two suspects arrested over murder of Senator Bala Na’Allah’s son in Kaduna
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Two suspects arrested over murder of Senator Bala Na’Allah’s son in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of Captain Abdulkareem, the son of Senator Bala Na’Allah, who represents Kebbi South Senatorial seat in the Senate According to reports, the suspects were apprehended two days ago. However, details of the arrest are sketchy. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said that one of the suspects is currently at large. "We have two suspected killers of Abdulkareem Na’Allah in our custody. One other is at large.” he stated. Recall that the 36-year-old pilot was killed by assailants in his Malali (GRA) residence in Kaduna North Local Government Area on Sunday, August 29. He was found tied and strangled in his bedroom around 12pm by the assailants who escaped with his vehicle and pe...
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...
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Tenants accused of killing landlady when she arrived to collects rent

  Two tenants are accused of murdering their landlady when she paid them a visit to collect the rent. Swainsboro Police Chief Randy J. Ellison said that Conney Faye Mercer-Webb, 53, was brutally stabbed and shot to death between 9.30am and 10am on Wednesday, September 8. Police in Georgia, US, say that tenant Nathaniel David and his wife LaShawna were only caught after the landlord's son saw them reportedly carting the body away just after the local cops had visited the home. The son alerted the police as they were walking away from the property and after a short chase on foot, both Nathaniel and LaShawna were caught, arrested, and placed in custody. Police caught the pair at 6.30pm on the same day, hours after the murder of the landlady. Police said they were called...
Delta police officers shot dead by hoodlums and set on fire inside police van
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Delta police officers shot dead by hoodlums and set on fire inside police van

Three policemen have been shot dead after being ambushed by hoodlums at a checkpoint along Obeti/Oliogo Road in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta state. Corpses of the police officers attached to Umutu Divisional Police Headquarters were burnt inside their Toyota Sienna patrol van. Delta police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the killings. He also confirmed that operatives of Delta State Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad, SAKCCS, have arrested six suspected criminals who allegedly murdered the Prince of Orhuwhorun, Eric Takerere, and two Mobile Police Officers in Ekpan community of the State. He said the Prince Eric Takerere and the two mobile police men were murdered and their rifles carted away by the suspects who also attempted to murder Eric's brother, Pr...
Tiger King star, Erik Cowie found dead with his ‘face down in bed’
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Tiger King star, Erik Cowie found dead with his ‘face down in bed’

Tiger King zookeeper, Erik Cowie has died at the age of 53. He found fame on the Netflix show Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness alongside Joe Exotic. It was reported the Netflix star was found “lying down face down” in bed on Friday in New York City. News of his death hit headlines on Tuesday, September 7. A law enforcement source told TMZ: “There’s nothing suspicious about the death at this point, and no drugs were found on the scene, though a toxicology test will likely still be performed.” The star worked as an animal caretaker who was responsible for looking after big cats at the zoo. Mr. Cowie continued to work at the zoo after Exotic was jailed for attempting to hire someone to kill rival Carole Baskin. At the time, the zookeeper testified against Exoti...
Ex-Air force personnel, 35 others arrested for alleged murder, other crimes in Ebonyi
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Ex-Air force personnel, 35 others arrested for alleged murder, other crimes in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Police Command, on Tuesday, paraded one Obaji Benjamin, who was an ex-Nigeria Air force personnel and 35 other suspects for alleged murder, fabrication and possession of illegal firearms among other heinous crimes. The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State, CP Aliyu Garba, made this known to journalists during the parade of the suspects that took place at the command headquarters. CP Garba, also said that the command arrested suspected members of the Indigenous People Biafra, IPOB/ESN for allegedly involving in the murder of seven innocent persons who hail from Ohaozara and Onicha LGAs and settings their cars ablaze ovee sit-at-home order Monday. “One suspect, Obaji Benjamin, who claimed to be an ex-Nigeria Air force personnel, confessed to be a manufacturer of l...
Atiku And Murray-Bruce React To Murder Of Sowore’s Brother
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Atiku And Murray-Bruce React To Murder Of Sowore’s Brother

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the murder of Olajide Sowore, brother of activist Omoyele Sowore. Recall that Sowore had on Saturday raised an alarm that his brother was killed by suspected herdsmen on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo State where he was studying Pharmacy. Reacting, Atiku expressed his condolences and urged the government to arrest the perpetrators. “I just received news of the reported killing of Mr Olajide Sowore, a student of Igbinedion University and the immediate younger brother of human rights activist, @YeleSowore. His death, and indeed the killings and daily abductions of innocent citizens, saddens me. “Every death diminishes our humanity. My sincere condolences to the Sowore family and his friends. May his soul rest i...
Police Break Silence On Alleged Murder Of Fresh UNIUYO Graduate
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Police Break Silence On Alleged Murder Of Fresh UNIUYO Graduate

Daily Post reports that the Akwa Ibom State Police Command has reacted to the alleged murder of one Kubiat Isaac, a fresh graduate of the University of Uyo, by its personnel. Late Isaac, who was awaiting his NYSC call up letter by November, was said to have been arrested at Eni stores by the police around 7pm on Wednesday over suspected activities of cultism and armed robbery. He was also said to have been tortured to death by the said officers the same night. But the Commissioner of Police, CP Andrew Amiengheme in a press statement on Saturday, ordered full scale investigation and the arrest of the Assistant Superintendent of Police who carried out the arrest. The Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Odiko Macdon, who signed the statement said the commissioner has ord...
Former Georgia District Attorney Jackie Johnson indicted for misconduct in Ahmaud Arbery Case
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Former Georgia District Attorney Jackie Johnson indicted for misconduct in Ahmaud Arbery Case

 A former Georgia prosecutor has been indicted on misconduct charges alleging she used her position to shield the men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery from being charged with crimes immediately after the shootings. Jackie Johnson, a former district attorney on the Brunswick judicial circuit, was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday September 2, on charges of violating her oath of office and hindering a law enforcement officer. According to the Thursday indictment, Johnson failed "to treat Ahmaud Arbery and his family fairly and with dignity" by using her past work with one of the murder suspects, Gregory McMichael, as motivation to shield the men from charges. On February 23, 2020, Arbery was jogging in a Georgia neighborhood when he was allegedl...
Gay man, 50, Battered to Death in ‘Homophobic attack’
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Gay man, 50, Battered to Death in ‘Homophobic attack’

A man who was battered to death in a suspected homophobic attack inside a cemetery has been pictured for the first time. Ranjith Kakanamalage was attacked and left for dead in Tower Hamlets, East London, on August 16. The 50-year-old, also known as Roy, was a gay man who had lived in the area for many years, cops said. They added that the incident is being treated as a homophobic hate crime. Officers were called by the London Ambulance Service following reports of a man found unresponsive. Police found Mr Kakanamalage with a head injury and he was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination found the cause of death to have been blunt force trauma to the head. Detective Chief Superintendent Marcus Barnett said:...
Super TV CEO boss, Usifo Ataga’s Family Petitions IGP, Demands Fresh Probe into Murder
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Super TV CEO boss, Usifo Ataga’s Family Petitions IGP, Demands Fresh Probe into Murder

The family of the late Super TV Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali, to re-investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of their son at a service apartment in the Lekki area of Lagos State. Counsel to the family of late Ataga, Mike Ozekhome, who disclosed this to Punch, said so far, the police investigation into Ataga’s death was not professionally handled, adding that the police, without obtaining legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, arraigned the prime suspect, Chidinma Ojukwu, and other suspected accomplices at a chief magistrate’s court, which had no jurisdiction over murder cases. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria stated that Ataga’s family alleged that one of the arraigned suspected acco...
Gunmen kill two Methodist Church pastors in Benue
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Gunmen kill two Methodist Church pastors in Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom on Sunday, tasked security operatives to arrest those responsible for the killing of two pastors in Ochoro community in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State. The two pastors identified as Moses Ijoko and Emmanuel Aleje, with the Methodist Church, Ochoro, were shot dead by assailants while on their way to the hospital on Tuesday, August 17. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Terver Akase, in a statement on Sunday, August 22, said that Ortom condemned the murder of the pastors and described the incident as unacceptable. He urged the Chairman of Konshisha Local Government and other stakeholders in the area to ensure that the killers and their sponsors are apprehended to face justice. The Governor warned those jeopardizing the State Governmen...
South African man whose Girlfriend was Killed in a ‘Hijacking,’ Arrested for her Brutal Murder after Suspects Implicated him
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South African man whose Girlfriend was Killed in a ‘Hijacking,’ Arrested for her Brutal Murder after Suspects Implicated him

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of his girlfriend who was found with her throat slit after an alleged botched hijacking in the Free State, South Africa. The man was arrested on Thursday, August 19, a few days after the arrest of the two men who allegedly murdered his 24-year-old girlfriend, Nnini Pule. They suspects allegedly implicated the man who was then arrested and also charged with Pule’s murder as well as perjury.   Colonel Thandi Mbambo of the Free State police said on May 13 2021, the man arrived at the Theunissen Police Station to report a hijacking incident. Holding a 2-year-old baby boy, he told police that he was attacked by two men alongside the road about 4km from Winburg to Senekal where he was driving with his g...
Irate youths mob suspected killer of young farmer in Taraba
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Irate youths mob suspected killer of young farmer in Taraba

Business activities at Sabongida in Iware town of Ardo-Kola local government council of Taraba state, were on Thursday brought to a halt as irate youths were alleged to have killed the suspected killer of one Mathies Michael The suspect, Yakubu Jacob, who was was said to have being behind the gruesome murder of Michael, was alleged to have been stabbed in his farm. DAILY POST findings revealed that the suspect was hired by late Michael to help in clearing his farm but breached the contract agreement after being paid. Rather than giving reasons he failed to clear the farm when confronted, the suspect, as gathered by DAILY POST, was said to have pulled out a knife and stabbed Mathias to death. Piqued by the development, the villagers, majority of whom are youths, were said to...
Woman claims that her friend who has been missing since 2016 was last seen with Ghanaian man who stabbed his wife to death
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Woman claims that her friend who has been missing since 2016 was last seen with Ghanaian man who stabbed his wife to death

A Ghanaian lady, Nana Acqosuah Akolewaah, has claimed that her friend and course mate who has been missing since 2016, was last seen with a man who allegedly killed his wife. LIB reported that police in Bibiani, Ghana declared Emmanuel Okyere Baffour wanted, for the murder of his 26-year-old wife, Joyce Johnes Afi Jassika. The suspect allegedly stabbed Joyce to death at her parents' home last week after she threatened to divorce him. According to Nana, her friend Eva has been missing since 2016 when Baffour came to pick her up at St. Patrick Nursing and Midwifery Training College. Sharing a photo of the missing lady with the suspect, she wrote; "This guy was the same person that took my friend from school way back in 2016. Since then we haven't seen or heard from my friend ...
My Heart Bleeds – Mum Pays Tribute As Super TV CEO Is Buried In Lagos
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My Heart Bleeds – Mum Pays Tribute As Super TV CEO Is Buried In Lagos

According to a report by The PUNCH, Mrs Sylvia Ataga, the mother of the slain Super TV Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga, has shared fond memories of her son who was laid to rest on Friday at Ebony Vaults in Ikoyi, Lagos State. Sylvia said her heart bled whenever she remembered Usifo’s death, lamenting that it was painful she could not monitor his last moments. Usifo’s wife and children also paid their tributes as friends of the deceased demanded a thorough investigation into his murder. They noted that though he had been buried, the case should not be swept under the carpet. Usifo was found dead with multiple stabs on June 16 at a short let apartment on Adebowale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase I where he had checked in with his lover, 21-year-old Chidinma Ojukwu, a 300-level Mas...
Shock as South African mother who allowed gangsters to rape and torture her 2-year-old daughter is sentenced to only 5 years imprisonment
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Shock as South African mother who allowed gangsters to rape and torture her 2-year-old daughter is sentenced to only 5 years imprisonment

The woman who found the abused child in drug den pictured carrying her There was shock and disbelief in court when a South African mother who was found guilty of allowing gangsters to rape and torture her two-year-old daughter, nicknamed Baby Nadia, was sentenced to only five years in prison. The 27-year-old mother, who cannot be named to protect her child’s identity, alongside her friend, Ursula Paste, 32, were sentenced at the Parow Regional Court, Cape Town on Tuesday, July 20. Baby Nadia’s mother was sentenced to five years for child abuse and another five years for child neglect, however the sentences will run concurrently. The Magistrate sentenced Paste to five years in prison, adding she could be released in just 10 months for good behaviour. After being on trial ...
“Most wanted” suspect arrested after asking about reward money on police department’s Facebook post
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“Most wanted” suspect arrested after asking about reward money on police department’s Facebook post

A woman who was on the run for her alleged role in a murder case has been arrested after commenting on the police department’s Facebook post asking about reward money for her arrest.   Last Wednesday, the police department posted about Lorraine Graves, who is charged with being an accessory to a murder in March. The department was looking for information on Graves, who was suspected to be involved in the murder of Eric Graves. Eric Graves was shot and killed at an apartment complex and two men had already been charged with his murder and arrested, the department said in their post. However, the department was still looking for Lorraine Graves – and she ended up showing herself to them when she commented on the post. "Where's the reward money at?" Graves, who was declared m...
Man who beat wife to death on cruise ship in front of kids found dead in prison cell
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Man who beat wife to death on cruise ship in front of kids found dead in prison cell

A man jailed for beating his wife to death on a cruise ship in front of their kids has been found dead in his prison cell. Kenneth Manzanares, 43, from Utah in the USA, was aboard the Emerald Princess cruise ship in Alaska with his family when he beat his 39-year-old wife Kristy to death on 25 July 2017. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last year and was sentenced to 30 years in prison and five years on probation. On 14 July, Manzanares was found unresponsive in his Alaska prison cell at around 7am. He was pronounced dead at 7.42am. The Alaska Department of Corrections said in a statement that his death was not related to Covid-19 and that foul play is not suspected. Manzanares, Kristy, and their three kids were travelling on the cruise to celebrate their 18...
Man sentenced to death for killing his former employer’s wife in Oyo
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Man sentenced to death for killing his former employer’s wife in Oyo

A High Court sitting in Oyo town has sentenced a 37-year-old truck driver, Adeyemi Morenikeji, to death for the murder of Mrs. Racheal Ayanwale, his boss' wife and a staff of Federal School of Surveying Oyo. In his confessional statement when paraded at the Oyo State Police Command headquarters, Eleyele Ibadan, on April 11, 2019, Morenikeji, a former employee to the Ayanwale family, had said that he lured the woman out of her office under the pretext of helping her to seek spiritual solution to her marital problem. He said that he strangled the woman to death on their way to a spiritual house, dumped her body by the river side and went away with her Pontiac Vibe vehicle with registration number KJA 67 CY. He was arrested by men of the Oyo State Police Command on April 18, 2019 at...
I will return to Catholic Church where I belong – Mother of 13-year-old girl killed by suspected ritualists in Delta laments after arrest of pastor
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I will return to Catholic Church where I belong – Mother of 13-year-old girl killed by suspected ritualists in Delta laments after arrest of pastor

Mrs. Queendalene Nwafor, the mother of the 13-year-old girl, who was allegedly killed by suspected ritualists in Delta State, has sought God's vengeance over the death of her beloved daughter. It will be recalled that Miracle Nwafor was brutally murdered and dumped behind School of Nursing, Boji Boji Agbor, two months ago. Her heart was ripped open and other vital organs removed. A yet-to-be-identified pastor and one other have been arrested in connection with the murder. In an interview with Ika Weekly Newspaper, the petty trader who hails from Ebonyi State, appealed to the Government, Non-Governmental Organizations, spirited and well-meaning individuals for financial assistance to aid her to bury her daughter. The widow said the death of her daughter was through the c...
Ex-Gambian junta member Sentenced to Death for murder
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Ex-Gambian junta member Sentenced to Death for murder

A Gambian court sentenced an ally of ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh to death on Wednesday July 14, for his role in the murder of a former finance minister. Jammeh seized power in 1994 as part of a bloodless military coup in the West African state. He then ruled with an iron fist until January 2017, when he fled to Equatorial Guinea after losing presidential elections to Adama Barrow. According to reports, Gambia's government subsequently established a Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC) to investigate Jammeh-era abuses, which heard several hundred witness testimonies between 2019 and May. But Yankuba Touray - a member of the junta that ruled The Gambia for some years after the 1994 coup - refused to testify at the TRRC in 2019. Public prosecutors then charged him ...
Trial of Nigerian singer Alizee’s Danish husband, accused of killing her and their Child, is Stalled
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Trial of Nigerian singer Alizee’s Danish husband, accused of killing her and their Child, is Stalled

The trial of a Danish man, Peter Neilsen, accused of killing his Nigerian wife and their daughter, was on Monday stalled due to the defendant’s delay in filing an application. Recall that Nigerian singer Zainab Ali-Nielsen, aka Alizee, was found dead with her 3-year-old daughter, Petra, at their home in Ocean Parade, Banana Island, on April 5, 2018. Her husband was later arrested over the murders. He was arraigned on June 13, 2018, and pleaded not guilty. Nielsen, 54, is standing trial before a Lagos High Court, Tafawa Balewa Square, on two counts bordering on murder. At the resumed hearing, the defendant’s counsel Olasupo Shasore, SAN, filed an application requesting for some exhibits, to enable him conduct an examination. According to the defendant's counsel, on th...
Kenyan policewoman on the run after allegedly killing her lover colleague
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Kenyan policewoman on the run after allegedly killing her lover colleague

Police in Kenya have launched manhunt for a female cop who is believed to be a person of interest in the murder of a police officer, John Ogweno, in Kasarani Police lines, Nakuru County.   The suspect, Corporal Caroline Kangogo, said to be the deceased's lover is suspected to have shot him dead.     Ogweno, 28, a police constable who is attached to the crime office in Nakuru Central Police Station was found dead inside his car on Monday morning, July 5. His firearm was also found missing.   "She went missing after the incident and she is believed to be the main suspect in the murder and has since fled to an unknown destination with the firearm,” a report seen by K24 Digital read in part.
Super TV CEO murder: Chidinma Ojukwu booked apartment where the incident happened using a fake name- Investigation reveals
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Super TV CEO murder: Chidinma Ojukwu booked apartment where the incident happened using a fake name- Investigation reveals

A preliminary police report on the alleged murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Uwaifo Osifo Ataga, indicates that Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu, the 21-year UNILAG student who is the prime suspect in the case, booked the short-let apartment in Lekki where the incident happened using a fake name, Jewel. The report also indicated that several calls placed to a phone number with which 21-year-old Ojukwu booked didn’t go through after Ataga’s body was discovered in the room on Wednesday, June 16. The incident was said to have been reported to the police by the operator of the facility, Mrs Nkechi Mogbo. The report in part reads “Mogbo reported that around 3pm of June 16, 2021, she received a call from her security guard on Adebowale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase I where she h...
DSS arrest suspected killers of UNILORIN student who was raped to death
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DSS arrest suspected killers of UNILORIN student who was raped to death

Eight prime suspects linked to the murder and rape of Olajide Blessing, a 300-level agricultural science of the University of Ilorin have been arrested by the Department of State Services. Olajide's death had sparked protests by many civil society organizations across the country who demanded for justice. She was found with injuries all over her body at her Tanke residence, University road, Ilorin after allegedly being gagged and raped. It was further learnt that the suspects are helping the service with the investigation. Kwara State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mumini Jimoh (SAN) has also confirmed that some suspects had been arrested over the issue and will be arraigned before Justice I.A. Jusuf on Wednesday June 30.
Man 68, battered wife, 66, to death with chopping board after he became convinced she was having an affair…
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Man 68, battered wife, 66, to death with chopping board after he became convinced she was having an affair…

A jealous man battered his wife to death with a marble chopping board after she signed off a text to their handyman with a kiss, a court has heard. The court heard how Leslie Winnister, 68, went to the pub for a pint and a packet of crisps after killing his wife, Suzanne Winnister, 66. When he was arrested in his bloodstained clothes he told officers: 'I've just had a terrible day.' His wife was found by family members with severe head and neck injuries at the couple's gated £1.6m house in Becketts Close, Bexley, at around 9.15pm on September 8 last year. Winnister was discovered among the graves in a nearby churchyard after leaving the King's Head pub in Bexley High Street. He has now been handed an indefinite hospital order at after admitting his wife's manslaughte...
Man Kidnaps and Kills his ex-girlfriend’s 7-year-old Daughter in South Africa
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Man Kidnaps and Kills his ex-girlfriend’s 7-year-old Daughter in South Africa

Police in South Africa have arrested a 51-year-old man, Ben Mokoni, in connection with the kidnapping and murder of his ex-girlfriend’s 7-year-old daughter, Keitumetse Tumelo. The suspect’s apprehension came after the seven-year-old girl's half-naked body was found with visible head injuries in the bushes at Letlhabile, Potchestroom, on Thursday, 24 June 2021. Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funan, said Tumelo was last seen alighting from a taxi on Tuesday, 22 June 2021. However, she did not arrive home and her mother, with the assistance of neighbours, searched everywhere, but the search did not yield results. Consequently, the young girl's mother reported the matter to the police who registered a missing person enquiry on Tuesday night. Thorough police inv...
Chidinma Ojukwu needs hot slap, she should have kept SuperTV CEO Usifo Ataga to herself – Bobrisky slams murder suspect
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Chidinma Ojukwu needs hot slap, she should have kept SuperTV CEO Usifo Ataga to herself – Bobrisky slams murder suspect

Cross-dresser Bobrisky has slammed 21-year-old Chidinma Ojukwu who was arrested for killing SuperTV CEO, Usifo Ataga. The cross-dresser who stated that Chidinma needs a hot slap, added that she should have kept Ataga to herself and chill with his money. Alleging that the murder suspect was smoking like a hired assasin (as seen in a viral video), Bobrisky averred that she never considered the wife or kids of the deceased before killing him. He concluded by saying that Ataga's death will serve as lesson to married men. Bobrisky wrote; Honestly dis girl need hot slap. Someone you should have kept lowkey to urself and be chilling with his money. You went ahead to kill him without considering his wife and children feeling, just because he wanted to chill with you. Sad Some of d...
Convicted police officer, Chauvin offers condolences to George Floyd’s family
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Convicted police officer, Chauvin offers condolences to George Floyd’s family

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd last year, has offered his condolences to the deceased’s family. Chauvin offered his condolences minutes before Hennepin County District Judge, Peter Cahill, sentenced him to 22 and a half years in prison for the murder of Mr Floyd. He also said he would reveal information later that would give ‘peace of mind’ to the family. “Due to some additional legal matters at hand, I’m not able to give a full formal statement at this time. “Very briefly, though, I want to give my condolences to the Floyd family. “I hope these things give y’all finally some peace of mind,” he said. However, it was not immediately clear what information he was referring to in the brief statement. Meanwhile, his m...
Update: Lagos Police Release father of Chidinma Ojukwu, the alleged Killer of Super TV CEO
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Update: Lagos Police Release father of Chidinma Ojukwu, the alleged Killer of Super TV CEO

The Lagos State Police Command has released the father of 21-year-old Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu, who allegedly stabbed the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, to death. Chidinma's father was arrested alongside her on Wednesday, June 23 for resisting her arrest. The police had arrived at their Alagomeji apartment on Wednesday night to pick Chidinma up. However, her father who was convinced his daughter could not have committed such a crime, violently resisted her arrest. The police then picked him up. Following Chidinma's public confession to committing the murder, the police have now released Chidinma's father on bail. Also released on bail is one Nkechi Mogbo, the lady who operated the service apartment where the Un...
”You are close to losing your life anytime you slide into illegal pu**y”- businessman, Wale Jana, writes on the murder of Super TV CEO by his alleged side chic
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”You are close to losing your life anytime you slide into illegal pu**y”- businessman, Wale Jana, writes on the murder of Super TV CEO by his alleged side chic

Businessman, Wale Jana, has also shared his thoughts on the recent murder of Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga, allegedly by his side chic, Chidinma Ojukwu. Quoting some bible scriptures, Wale pointing out why it is dangerous for men cheat on their spouses. He wrote; ''Women always wonder; what is it with men and being faithful to one woman? Why can’t we just keep our pekus in one place? Why can’t the women refuse? Why would there be women willing to fulfill this fantasy? It is a psychological issue and I will try to explain; from the moment you knew about sex it was a taboo issue in your home and elsewhere. Everyone was sneaky about sex, it was happening a lot but it was being spoken about in hushed tones. The Bible says in Proverbs 9:17 “ Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is...
Super TV CEO murder: Cheating, increase in sex drive and death are resultant effects of monogamy – Bayelsa Governor’s media aide advocates for polygamy
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Super TV CEO murder: Cheating, increase in sex drive and death are resultant effects of monogamy – Bayelsa Governor’s media aide advocates for polygamy

A media aide to Bayelsa State Governor, Bodmas Kemepadei, has reiterated his call for people to embrace polygamy. Kemepadei, who is no a stranger to controversy (read HERE and HERE ) stated this on Friday June 25, while reacting to the arrest of 21-year-old UNILAG student, Chidimma Ojukwu for the alleged murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga. According to the Bayelsa media personality, man's attempt to practice monogamy has led to cheating, heartbreaks, increase in sex drive and death. "I reiterate my earlier position, man is polygamous by nature, in man's self seeking attempt to practice monogamy, the resultant effects are; lies, cheating, heartbreaks, increase in sex drive and possibly death. So before you crucify her, please read this; According ...
Woman Stabbed to Death by Notorious Phone thief in Abuja
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Woman Stabbed to Death by Notorious Phone thief in Abuja

A yet-to-be-identified woman has died after she was allegedly stabbed to death by a 20-year-old man, Danladi Abubakar, who snatched her phone from her at Kasuwa-Dere in the Gwagwalada area of the FCT. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Mariam Yusuf, said the suspect was arrested by police detectives from Gwagwalada following an intelligence report. The statement in part reads “The FCT Police command has arrested one suspect for culpable homicide in the Kasuwa-Dere, Gwagwalada area. Acting on credible intelligence, the suspect, one Danladi Abubakar, 20, was arrested by police detectives from the Gwagwalada Division for the gruesome murder of a yet-to-be identified middle-aged woman. The suspect, who was identified by another victim, confes...
Gunmen kill popular OAP, Titus Badejo ‘Eja Nla’ in Ibadan
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Gunmen kill popular OAP, Titus Badejo ‘Eja Nla’ in Ibadan

A former presenter and On Air Personality (OAP) with Naija FM, Titus Badejo popularly known as Eja Nla was reportedly killed by unknown gunmen on Saturday June 19 in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. Inside Oyo reported that the media personality who was in 407 Club at Oluyole Estate, Ibadan, Oyo State from about 9pm, was shot outside the club at about 11:30 pm. It was alleged that the gunmen aimed at Eja Nla, shot at him repeatedly and ensured that he was dead before leaving without taking anything from him or his friends. His murder came barely a week after he celebrated his 40th birthday. Facebook user, Adepoju Omoniyi who penned down a tribute to the late media personality wrote; Security In Total Collapse In Oyo Titus Badejo, popularly known as Eja Nla, a presenter at Na...
Medical doctor shot dead by suspected bandits in Niger state
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Medical doctor shot dead by suspected bandits in Niger state

Gunmen suspected to be armed bandits have allegedly killed a medical doctor identified as Precious Chinedu Emeka in Salka village, Magama Local Government Area of Niger State. It was gathered that the gunmen numbering about five invaded his clinic while he was on duty around 9:00pm on Wednesday evening, June 16, and whisked him away to an unknown destination. According to Nigerian Tribune, one of the gunmen who covered his face with a mask, had entered inside the clinic and demanded to see the doctor. A source from the locality in an interview on Friday in Minna said that Dr. Precious as he was fondly called was inside the compound which doubles as his clinic when the gunmen entered and took him away. "When they took the doctor away we reported the incident to the police an...

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