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Baba Ijesha pleads not guilty in alleged defilement case
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Baba Ijesha pleads not guilty in alleged defilement case

Embattled Nollywood actor, Omiyinka Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, has pleaded not guilty to the rape, sexual assault and abuse of a minor charges filed against him by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions at a Special Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Ikeja. Baba Ijesha is currently being arraigned before the Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo-led court. During the court proceedings, counsel to the Lagos state government, Olayinka Adeyemi, informed the court that the state had filed six-count charges against the defendant urging the court to take the plea of the defendant. The prayer was granted and Baba Ijesha pleaded not guilty to all the charges levelled against him. Subsequently, Mrs. Adeyemi asked for a trial date while asking the court to remand the defe...
El Chapo’s wife Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charges
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El Chapo’s wife Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has pleaded guilty to helping her husband smuggle narcotics into the United States. The 31-year-old former beauty queen appeared in federal court in Washington wearing a green jail uniform on Thursday June 10, and pleaded guilty to three federal offenses as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors. The charges include knowingly and willfully conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine for several years. She also pleaded guilty to a money-laundering conspiracy charge and to engaging in transactions with a foreign narcotics trafficker. "Are you entering this plea because you are guilty and for no other reason?" US District Judge Rudolph Contreras asked Coronel, for ea...
Man Jailed for 9 Months for Assaulting Stranger who Spanked his Girlfriend’s Buttocks
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Man Jailed for 9 Months for Assaulting Stranger who Spanked his Girlfriend’s Buttocks

A Zimbabwean man has been jailed for 9 months for assaulting a stranger who spanked his girlfriend’s buttocks. The Victoria Falls man identified as Bornwell Sibanda and his girlfriend, whose details were not given, were reportedly walking in town on April 4 when they met Mbekezeli Mpofu who suddenly spanked the woman on her buttocks. Angered by this, Sibanda jumped on Mpofu, slapped him once on the face before punching and kicking him on the mouth and stomach. An injured and bleeding Mpofu was taken to Victoria Falls Hospital where he was treated and discharged. He sustained a swollen eye and swollen lower lip. Sibanda was arrested and arraigned in court after Mpofu filed a complaint with the police. He was sentenced to 9 months in prison after he pleaded guilty while appea...
”Please Forgive Baba Ijesha. Temper Justice with Mercy”- Actor Adewale Elesho Begs Princess
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”Please Forgive Baba Ijesha. Temper Justice with Mercy”- Actor Adewale Elesho Begs Princess

Veteran actor, Adewale Elesho, has come out publicly to appeal to comedian, Princess, to forgive Baba Ijesha who was arrested in April for allegedly defiling her foster daughter. Princess in a video she posted last month, alleged that Baba Ijesha had defiled her foster daughter when she was seven years old and that seven years later, the daughter opened up to her about the act. She arranged with some persons and planted a CCTV in her house that captured the actor molesting the teenage victim. Baba Ijesha was on Tuesday, May 18, granted bail by a Magistrate who visited Panti to decongest the police facility. It is however not certain whether he has met his bail conditions or not. In a video posted by Yomi Fabiyi, actor Elesho appealed to Princess to forgive Baba Ijesha and temp...
Woman testifies that she woke up to find actor Danny Masterson raping her
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Woman testifies that she woke up to find actor Danny Masterson raping her

A woman told a judge Tuesday, May 18, that she was slipping in and out of consciousness on a night 18 years ago when she said she found actor Danny Masterson raping her. The woman testified at a preliminary hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court, where a judge is deciding whether there is probable cause to order a trial for the "That '70s Show" actor, who is accused of raping three women. The alleged victim, who identified herself on the witness stand only as Jen B, said: "When I came to, he was on top of me. The first thing I recall is grabbing his hair to pull him off." Masterson has pleaded not guilty, and his lawyer, Thomas Mesereau, has said he would prove his client's innocence. Jen B. testified that she and Masterson were part of the same group of friends who were...
FG Receives €4.2m James Ibori loot
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FG Receives €4.2m James Ibori loot

The British Government has formally paid the £4,214,017.66 looted funds recovered from family members and associates of former Delta State Governor, James Ibori. A statement released by Umar Gwandu, spokesperson of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said that as at May 10, the naira equivalent of the looted funds has been paid into an account designated for that purpose by the Federal Government. “Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN signed Memorandum of Understanding for the repatriation of the Ibori loot on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The development, according to Malami, was a demonstration of the recognition of reputation Nigeria earns through records of managemen...
Rapper, Tory Lanez allegedly Punched ‘Love and Hip Hop’ star Prince Michael on the face Forcing him to Seek Medical Attention
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Rapper, Tory Lanez allegedly Punched ‘Love and Hip Hop’ star Prince Michael on the face Forcing him to Seek Medical Attention

Rapper, Tory Lanez seems to still be making headlines for the wrong reasons, as there are reports of new accusations of assault . “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” star Prince Michael Harty (pictured top right) claims the rapper reignited their feud when they ran into each other at a Miami nightclub earlier this month. According to the police report obtained by TMZ, Prince was at his table at Vendôme Miami around 4 a.m. on May 3 when he was approached and struck on the left side of his face. Prince told cops he turned around and made eye contact with Tory, who ran out of the club and took off in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van. The police report names Tory as a suspect for an alleged battery for which Prince sought medical treatment. The responding officer reported that Prince was v...
Father Who Punched 5-year-old Son to Death over Cheesecake Pleads Guilty to Homicide
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Father Who Punched 5-year-old Son to Death over Cheesecake Pleads Guilty to Homicide

A Wisconsin man who punched his 5-year-old son to death over a slice of cake has pleaded guilty to homicide. Travis Stackhouse, 30, pleaded to second-degree reckless homicide, child abuse, and child neglect this week in the June 2019 death of his 5-year-old son, Sir Amer Stackhouse, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. His guilty plea came after two days of witness testimony in his trial and after prosecutors introduced his taped confession as evidence, according to the report. Prosecutors alleged that the father was upset that his children were eating most of his Father’s Day cheesecake, and punched his son and smacked the boy’s face with the back of his hand, which contains metal from a surgery, according to the newspaper. The child was reportedly pronounced dead earl...
Rape: Actor Sir Koro Apologizes after Alleging that Baba Ijesha and Princess Dated
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Rape: Actor Sir Koro Apologizes after Alleging that Baba Ijesha and Princess Dated

Comedian  and actor, Abimbola Olasunbo popularly known as Sir Koro has apologized after saying that Comedienne Princess and embattled Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha were dating prior to his arrest for raping a minor who is Princess' foster daughter. The Nation reported that Sir Koro in a video he shared earlier on Instagram, alleged that Comedienne Princess and Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo deliberately set up Baba Ijesha. He said; “I do not support Baba Ijesha, let me clear that air, but I want every man to know that no man is a freeman, when the home is empty, everyone is a thief. “There is a secret behind all of these dramas, especially with Iyabo Ojo’s insistence on pursuing the case to the letter. “Do you know that Au...
Man Strangled Girlfriend and their two Daughters as he ‘Didn’t Want them to Live Without Mum’
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Man Strangled Girlfriend and their two Daughters as he ‘Didn’t Want them to Live Without Mum’

A man who strangled his girlfriend and their two young daughters says he did not want them to "live in a world where they did not have their mother", according to prosecutors. The body of mum Amarah Banks was found in a garage in Milwaukee, Tennessee, the US, along with her daughters Camaria Banks, 4, and Zaniya Banks, 5, just one day after authorities issued an "Amber Alert" for the two girls. Their remains were found on February 16, 2020, a day after Arzel Ivery, her boyfriend and dad of the two girls, was taken into custody in Nashville, Tennessee. Arzel Ivery has pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree intentional homicide, and he had reportedly told detectives where to find the bodies of his girlfriend and two young girls. Amarah Banks was last seen being dr...
Josh Duggar of ’19 Kids and Counting’ Pleads not Guilty to Child Pornography Charge
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Josh Duggar of ’19 Kids and Counting’ Pleads not Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

Former American reality TV star, Joshua Duggar has pleaded not guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography one day following his arrest. The hearing was held virtually over Zoom in the Western District of Arkansas on Friday, April 30. Duggar, who wore a black and white jumpsuit, appeared from jail and was seen smiling before his hearing kicked off. He was represented by Arkansas attorney Travis W. Story. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Arkansas confirmed the 33-year-old former "19 Kids and Counting" star has been charged with receiving and possessing material depicting the sexual abuse of children. Duggar is accused of allegedly using "the internet to download child sexual abuse material. Duggar allegedly possessed this material, so...
Gunmen Abduct Ambrose Alli University Professor, Demand N18m Ransom
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Gunmen Abduct Ambrose Alli University Professor, Demand N18m Ransom

Gunmen have abducted a lecturer at the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, Professor Osadolor Odia. Odia, a Professor of Engineering and former Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering was abducted on his way to the farm in Egoro, Ekpoma, in Esan West Local Government Area on Thursday morning, April 29. A source, who pleaded anonymity told Tribune the abductors had made contact with the family demanding for a ransom of N18 million. "I can confirm that Odia was kidnapped today on his way to the farm and a ransom of N18 million was demanded by the kidnappers,” the source said.
Baba Ijesha is so Despicable – Abike Dabiri-Erewa
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Baba Ijesha is so Despicable – Abike Dabiri-Erewa

The chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Arewa has reacted to the sexual assault allegations leveled against Nollywood actor Olarenwaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha. Baba Ijesha was recently arrested by the Lagos state police command to allegedly molesting a minor. In a tweet posted on Thursday, April 29, Dabiri-Erewa attacked the accused actor, dismissing his plea for mercy in a now-viral video where he confessed to the crime. “So despicable! The act by Yoruba actor, Baba Ijesha, who defied a girl, at 7 years and later at 14 years! Who knows how many the pedophile could have damaged if he wasn’t caught,” Dabiri wrote. I sponsored the violence against person’s law. The penalty is nothing less than 14 years in prison. His plea, beggin...
Woman Hides Loaded Gun in her Vagina Before Smuggling it into Prison
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Woman Hides Loaded Gun in her Vagina Before Smuggling it into Prison

A woman hid a loaded gun in her vagina to smuggle it into prison and officers didn’t find it until weeks later. Amy Wilhite, 39, brought the .22 calibre revolver to Boone County Jail in Missouri, the US, on February 14, fully loaded with five rounds. Officers carried out a pat and a strip search but failed to find the weapon. They didn’t track it down until 17 days later, at which point it was wrapped up in plastic among White’s possessions, The Smoking Gun reports. In a probable cause statement, investigators alleged that Wilhite had "removed the firearm from her body and concealed it within her personal belongings." During questioning at the jail, Wilhite admitted possessing the firearm, but claimed “she was only holding it for another female detainee.” However,...
Rapper Kodak Black Pleads Guilty in Sexual Assault Case
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Rapper Kodak Black Pleads Guilty in Sexual Assault Case

American rapper, Kodak Black has pleaded guilty in a legal case stemming from his assault of a high school student in 2016. Kodak had been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl in February 2016 at a hotel. According to prosecutors, he pushed the girl into a wall and onto a bed before assaulting her, allegedly biting her breast and neck. However, Kodak who was in court Wednesday April 28, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree assault and battery in a plea deal. The rapper's attorneys, Bradford Cohen and Beattie Ashmore told TMZ that their client who was originally indicted on a felony charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, copped a plea to a lesser charge to put the case behind him. “Today Bill Kapri took a plea to the legal charge of...
Update: Ryan Giggs pleads not guilty in first court appearance after being charged with assault (photos)
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Update: Ryan Giggs pleads not guilty in first court appearance after being charged with assault (photos)

Former Manchester United footballer, Ryan Giggs has pleaded not guilty to all three charges against him during his appearance at the court on Wednesday, April 28. Giggs, 47, denied a charge he was violent and engaged in behaviour towards his ex-girlfriend including isolation, belittling, humiliation, harassment, degradation, and abuse, a court heard. He also entered a not guilty plea of actual bodily harm to PR executive Kate Greville, 36, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester on 1 November last year. The Wales manager has also been charged with the common assault of Emma Greville, understood to be Ms. Greville’s younger sister, during the same alleged incident. The charge of controlling and coercive behaviour in an intimate relationship alleges the abuse lasted al...
‘Lord Almighty made me a strong woman and that I will remain’ – Actress Rita Edochie writes following backlash she received after the demise of comedienne, Ada Jesus
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‘Lord Almighty made me a strong woman and that I will remain’ – Actress Rita Edochie writes following backlash she received after the demise of comedienne, Ada Jesus

Actress Rita Edochie has shared a post on her IG page, hours after the demise of comedienne, Ada Jesus. Rita Edochie was one of those Ada Jesus sought forgiveness from before her demise. The comedienne allegedly spoke ill of the actress as well as her pastor, Prophet Odumeje and some others. Mrs Edochie initially insisted she wasn't going to forgive Ada Jesus but later did after many pleaded on her behalf. Following Ada Jesus's demise, many people went on her social media handles to attack her. Posting on her IG page this morning, Rita Edochie said God has made her a strong woman and that she will remain. Her post reads; ''JEEEEESUS is LORD forever LORD ALMIGHTY MADE ME A STRONG WOMAN AND THAT I WILL REMAIN. THE SEED CAN NOT BE KILLED''
“Please Forgive me If I Offended you” – Nigerian Man Begs his Runaway Pregnant Wife to come back Home
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“Please Forgive me If I Offended you” – Nigerian Man Begs his Runaway Pregnant Wife to come back Home

A Nigerian man based in Libya has taken to Facebook to beg his pregnant wife to come back home to him and their young daughter. According to John Johnson from Edo State, his wife, Hannah Olaitan ran away from their home in Tripoli five days ago and he hasn't seen or heard from her since then. It was gathered that Hannah ran away in January 2021 and returned home after John took to Facebook to beg her. In the post shared on Tuesday, April 20, John pleaded with Hannah to forgive him for whatever wrong he has done to her and return home at least for the sake of their daughter. "Hannah Olaitan pls for give me if I do wrong to my loving wife. Pls have mercy on me pls come back and take care of your baby pls my love and I promise you that I will be there for you always my love ha...
R.Kelly’s Associate Pleads Guilty to Arson after Setting his Accuser’s SUV on Fire
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R.Kelly’s Associate Pleads Guilty to Arson after Setting his Accuser’s SUV on Fire

An associate of singer R. Kelly has pleaded guilty to arson for setting fire to a car outside the Central Florida home of Kelly’s ex-girlfriend. Michael Williams was one of three associates of R. Kelly who were arrested for allegedly attempting to intimidate and threaten women who have accused the singer of sexual abuse and harassment in August 2020. On Monday, April 19, he pleaded guilty to arson after setting an SUV, parked outside an alleged victim’s Florida home, on fire. “I drove from my house to Kissimmee, Florida and deliberately set a car on fire in someone’s driveway,” Williams said during a court hearing in New York Monday after pleading guilty to arson. As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors agreed to drop the witness tampering charge against him. “T...
Nigerian man Arrested in Malaysia for allegedly Duping 59-year-old Woman of Over N12m
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Nigerian man Arrested in Malaysia for allegedly Duping 59-year-old Woman of Over N12m

A 41-year-old Nigerian student has been arrested in Selangor, Malaysia for allegedly duping a school headmistress out of almost N13 million. Nwaokorie Chikezi Patrick, a private college student is facing 24 charges of cheating the 59-year-old woman of more than RM140,000, using a non-existent inheritance said to be worth RM2.4mil. Nwaokorie pleaded not guilty after the charges were read out before Sessions judge Nurul Mardhiah Mohammed Reza on Friday, April 16 in Kuara Kubu Baru, the district capital of Hulu Selangor District. He was accused of tricking the headmistress into transferring RM141,262 to a bank account held by Adzatul Natasyah Adnan, 27, in order to claim the inheritance, which he had claimed was from his father. All the offences were allegedly committed at a school ...
Inside the ‘completely lawless’ town in Australia where horrific rape and violence runs rampant because they have no police
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Inside the ‘completely lawless’ town in Australia where horrific rape and violence runs rampant because they have no police

A small town in Australia has been branded "completely lawless" as its lack of police presence has made horrific sex attacks and violence run rampant. The town known as Fregon, in Southern Australia is totally off the radar of cops, and has now been thrust into the spotlight after a nurse was brutally raped and murdered. Fregon is an Aboriginal community, where Indigenous peoples of the Australian mainland live. It is one of six in the APY lands. Home to up to 300 people at any one time, the closest police are located more than half an hour away in Umuwa - which is not permanently manned by police itself. A nurse known as Gayle Woodford, 56, took up a job with Nganampa Health Council in South Australia, and often went to Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. ...
Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo Sentenced to 90 days in Prison for Posing Naked in Front of her Son
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Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo Sentenced to 90 days in Prison for Posing Naked in Front of her Son

Ghanaian actress Rosemond Brown, better known as Akuapem Poloo, has been sentenced to three months in prison by an Accra Circuit Court over the publication of obscene material and domestic violence. The actress was sentenced for her Instagram post where she went naked while posing with her seven-year-old son in June, last year . As the court sentenced her to 90 days in jail, the actress pleaded for mercy, to no avail "Mummy please, Mummy, I beg you, Mummy please," she reportedly said to the judge. Akuapem's lawyer, Mr Andy Vortia, prayed for a more lenient sentence but the court held that a harsh sentence must be passed to serve as a deterrent to others. The actress was convicted on her own plea, after she had pleaded guilty to three counts of publication of obscene ...
Nigerian man Faces Deportation after One Month in Malaysia Immigration Detention Centre Over Drink Driving Offence
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Nigerian man Faces Deportation after One Month in Malaysia Immigration Detention Centre Over Drink Driving Offence

A 33-year-old Nigerian national detained at an immigration centre in Malaysia for the last one month, has been served a deportation order despite having paid his fine for a drink-driving offence, his lawyer said on Thursday, April 15. Aimon Adavize Momoh, who has been married to a Malaysian auditor, Low Kar Hui, for the past eight years and has a valid visa, was arrested at a roadblock in Cheras, Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor in the early hours of March 15, 2021 on suspicion of drink-driving. He pleaded guilty in court the same day, paid the RM12,000 fine, and his wife was told he would be released at 5pm However, he was taken to the Kajang prison and later transferred to the Semenyih immigration detention centre where he has been since then. Authorities previously...
Actress Akuapem Poloo Convicted over Nude Photoshoot with her Son
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Actress Akuapem Poloo Convicted over Nude Photoshoot with her Son

Ghanaian actress, Rosemond Brown a.k.a Akuapem Poloo has been convicted over the publication of her nude photos with her 7-year-old son. The actress who had displayed her naked pictures with her son on social media on June 30, 2020, was arraigned on three count of publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence, a conduct that in any way undermines another person’s privacy or integrity and engaging in domestic violence namely conduct that in any way detracts or is likely to detract from another person’s dignity and worth as a human being. Akuapem pleaded "not guilty" when was first arraigned but changed it "guilty" when rearraigned on Wednesday April 14. She was then convicted by Her Honour, Christiana Cann of Accra Circuit Court on her own plea. EIB Network's ...
Dambazau and four other top Northern leaders had their hands in recruitment of bandits into the country – OPC hits back at Former Minister of Interior
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Dambazau and four other top Northern leaders had their hands in recruitment of bandits into the country – OPC hits back at Former Minister of Interior

The O’odua Peoples Congress has lampooned former the Chief of Army Staff and immediate past Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdurahman Dambazau (retd) for likening them as well as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to Boko Haram. OPC in a statement released on Saturday April 10 by its Publicity Secretary Mr Yinka Oguntimehin, said the former Army chief is suffering from ''acute dementia and gradually losing touch with the realities of the moment.'' They also alleged that in 2014 just before the general election, Dambazau and four other top Northern leaders had their hands in the recruitment of bandits into the country. OPC also alleged that when Dambazzau eventually became the minister of Interior under President Muhammadu Buhari, "he requested and pleaded that the Federal ...
Update: Former footballer, Jhon Viafara handed 11-year prison sentence for cocaine smuggling 
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Update: Former footballer, Jhon Viafara handed 11-year prison sentence for cocaine smuggling 

Former footballer, Jhon Viafara, who played in the Premier League for Southampton and Portsmouth, has been handed an 11-year jail sentence after being found guilty of trafficking cocaine into the United States from his native Colombia. The 42-year-old was sentenced by a federal court in Texas on Wednesday, April 1, according to US prosecutors. Viafara, from Robles, Colombia, last November pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import five kilograms or more of cocaine into the United States, and was extradited north of his homeland in January. He had been accused of importing two tonnes of cocaine into the States, which equates to a staggering £21million into the United States. Prosecutors said that the former Saints star conspired with members of the Gulf Cartel to send cocain...
Olympics Champion Nathan Baggaley and his Brother Found Guilty in $152 Million Cocaine plot
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Olympics Champion Nathan Baggaley and his Brother Found Guilty in $152 Million Cocaine plot

Australian Olympic champion, Nathan Baggaley and his brother Dru have been found guilty of trying to smuggle hundreds of kilograms of cocaine valued at more than $150 million into the country in 2018. According to Nine News,  Nathan Baggaley, who won two silver medals at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens for kayaking, and his brother had pleaded not guilty but an Australian jury in Brisbane jury found both men guilty following a two-week trial. Back in 2018 Dru Baggaley and another man were arrested after law enforcement intercepted their boat Authorities seized more than 500 kilograms of cocaine, according to court documents. The boat had met a larger foreign vessel off the coast of New South Wales and was subsequently intercepted, according to the prosecution's case as ...
Pastor Breaks into ex-lover’s House and Mercilessly Beats her
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Pastor Breaks into ex-lover’s House and Mercilessly Beats her

31-year-old Pastor of Gathering of Saints church in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe has been arraigned in court for reportedly breaking into his 46-year-old ex-lover’s home and mercilessly assaulting her. It was gathered that the incident occurred after Maritha Khumalo who refused to allow the Pastor into her home at Entumbane, locked herself in. Pastor Nkomo was said to have left briefly only to return around 7pm to hide in a nearby maize field, anticipating that Maritha would eventually open the door. He was however spotted at the farm by his ex-lover. After realising that his plan was not working, Pastor Nkomo scaled over the precast wall and knocked on Maritha’s door. After she insisted on not opening the door, he then climbed onto the roof where he removed two asbestos sheets and jump...
Man Bags Three Months Imprisonment for Fraud
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Man Bags Three Months Imprisonment for Fraud

Justice Peter Affen of the FCT High Court, Maitama on Tuesday, March 25, sentenced one Ogbelegba Emmanuel Abel to three months imprisonment for offences bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and internet fraud. The convict was arrested on February 25, 2020, in his apartment in Maitama, Abuja following reports received by the Commission on his suspicious activities and questionable lifestyle. Upon conclusion of the investigation, the convict was arraigned in Court on one count charge of obtaining by false pretense. He pleaded ‘guilty’ to the charge preferred against him. Consequently, the court convicted and sentenced him to 3 months imprisonment with an option of fine of One Hundred Thousand Naira. The Court also ordered the convict to restitute his victim the s...
Female Teacher who had s3x with pupil, 16, after grooming him with X-rated pics avoids jail time
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Female Teacher who had s3x with pupil, 16, after grooming him with X-rated pics avoids jail time

A teacher who had sex with her teenage pupil after grooming him with X-rated photos has been spared jail. Shannon Parsons, 33, slept with the young student at his family home in Gravesham, Kent while his parents were at work, Maidstone Crown Court heard. She had been exchanging "flirty and sexual" messages, as well as intimate photographs with him for several months.  But she waited until he was of legal age before having intercourse with him. Parsons, from Welling, London, told cops she never thought of the teenager as a child, did not love him and it was "purely sexual.''   But she added she knew it was wrong and should have ended it, the court heard.  Parsons pleaded guilty to abuse of a position of trust by causing or inciting sexual activity with a child. The relatio...
Kano High Court Sentences Man to Two Years Imprisonment for Trafficking 30 women to Libya
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Kano High Court Sentences Man to Two Years Imprisonment for Trafficking 30 women to Libya

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has sentenced a 28-year-old man, Abubakar Suleiman, to two years imprisonment without an option of fine for trafficking 30 women to Libya. In her ruling on Thursday, March 25, the presiding judge, Justice Sa’adatu Ibrahim-Mark, also ordered the convict to pay an additional N250,000, adding that he will serve additional three months in the correctional centre should he fail to pay the said amount. The National Agency for the Prohibition In Persons (NAPTIP) had charged Suleiman, a resident of Kadawa Miltara Quarters in Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano, with one count of trafficking in persons. The Prosecution Counsel, Barrister Abdullahi Babale, told the court that the defendant on February 10 conspired with one Salele (a Nigerien) no...
Court Jails Professor for Manipulating 2019 Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial Election Results in favour of APC
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Court Jails Professor for Manipulating 2019 Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial Election Results in favour of APC

Justice Augustine Odokwo of a High court sitting in Akwa Ibom state on Thursday March 25 sentenced Peter Ogban, a professor of soil science at the University of Calabar, to three years in prison after he was found guilty of manipulating election results. Ogban was the returning officer in the senatorial election in Akwa Ibom north-west in 2019. He was prosecuted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The court found him guilty of altering results of the election to favour the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In a previous court session, Ogban had told the court how the results of the election were falsified to give the All Progressives Congress (APC) an unfair advantage over its main rival, the Peoples Democratic Par...
Mother of Three allegedly Stabs Husband to Death in Lagos
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Mother of Three allegedly Stabs Husband to Death in Lagos

A mother of three identified as Justina Eje, has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her husband to death in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state. The 28-year-old woman who was paraded before newsmen at the command headquarters in Ikeja by the State Commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, allegedly stabbed her late husband, Edwin Anduaka with a kitchen knife during a domestic quarrel. Recounting how the incident occurred, Eje claimed to have been separated from her husband for quite some time. She said; “My late husband came to my house in Ikorodu on that fateful day. While he was in my house, he wanted to collect a chain and a cloth from me which he did. We later started an argument, I tried to calm him down but he refused. "He left but came back to meet me at my business place,...
EFCC Docks Two Men over Alleged Internet Fraud in Ibadan
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EFCC Docks Two Men over Alleged Internet Fraud in Ibadan

Two men have been arranged for their alleged involvement in Internet Fraud. The suspects, Aremu Ridwan Kunle and Adegboyega Adisa Adebayo were arraigned on Thursday, March 18 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC before Justice Iyabo Yerima of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan. Aremu was separately charged with eight counts while Adegboyega was docked on a two-count charge. Their charges border on obtaining money under false pretence contrary to Section 1(2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act. Aremu pleaded ‘guilty’ to counts 1,2,5,7 and 8 and ‘not guilty’ to counts 3, 4 and 6 of his charge, while Adegboyega pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the two counts preferred against h...
Twin Brothers Jailed for Fraud in Kwara
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Twin Brothers Jailed for Fraud in Kwara

Twin brothers, Taiye and Kehinde Adebayo have been handed a jail sentence after being convicted over offences bordering on internet fraud. The twin brothers who were prosecuted by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, were arraigned on a seven count charge to which they pleaded guilty. The charge against Taiye read in part; "That you, Taiye Adebayo, sometime in January, 2020, at Ilorin, within the judicial division of the Kwara State High Court, did cheat one Gary Brenton who you met on TWOO dating site, of the sum of $490 (Four Hundred and Ninety Dollars) received vide gift cards when you pretended to be female and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 322 of the same Penal Code." ...
Former Sierra Leone Goalkeeper, Alhaji Sesay, 22, Jailed for 10 Years for Rape and Attempted Rape
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Former Sierra Leone Goalkeeper, Alhaji Sesay, 22, Jailed for 10 Years for Rape and Attempted Rape

Former Sierra Leone and Bristol City goalkeeper, Alhaji Sesay has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after raping and attempting to rape two women in separate attacks. The 22-year-old pleaded not guilty on all counts, but he was found guilty and sentenced to four years for attempted rape in Bristol and six years for rape and attempted rape in London. He was cleared of a second rape charge prior to Wednesday's sentencing at Bristol Crown Court. Sesay’s four-week trial heard how the first incident took place at a nightclub in Bristol city centre on 11 July 2019. There, closed-circuit television showed him entering the women’s restrooms, where he grabbed his victim, pushed her against the wall before sexually assaulting her. The victim managed to break free and get help ...
Man Bags Three Months in Prison for Love Scam
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Man Bags Three Months in Prison for Love Scam

Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday, March 15, convicted and sentenced one Ajibola Hammed, to three-months in prison. According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) he was convicted after he pleaded guilty to an amended charge bordering on impersonation, contrary to Section 22(2)(b)(i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, Etc.) Act 2015 and Punishable under the same Act. The defendant, in a classic love scam, represented himself as Jessica Mercy, a white woman, to one Juan Angle, an American man with whom he claimed to be deeply in love, the agency said. He pleaded guilty to the charge, having entered a plea agreement with the EFCC, culminating in the amendment of his charge. In view of his plea, Ju...
Man, 23, Sentenced for ‘Raping’ Pony 4 years after he was Prosecuted for Having Sex with a Horse
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Man, 23, Sentenced for ‘Raping’ Pony 4 years after he was Prosecuted for Having Sex with a Horse

A man caught having sex with a horse for the second time has pleaded guilty. Isaac Cluley , 23, was convicted of bestiality charges at Leicester Crown Court on Wednesday, March 10. This comes 4 years after he had sex with a different horse. The court heard Cluley was prosecuted in 2016 for an earlier offence of having sex with a horse, Leicester Live reports, leaving the judge asking if he has an overpowering sexual interest in horses. His latest sexual offence left a family's pet shetland pony scared and defensive. Cluley pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to one count of sexual penetration of a living animal last August and admitted possessing extreme pornography, including mobile phone footage of the pony. Recorder William Edis QC said: "For the second time in your ...
Uber Driver Smiles after Court Sentenced him to Prison for Fraud
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Uber Driver Smiles after Court Sentenced him to Prison for Fraud

Justice M. A. Odegbola of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday, March 8, 2021, convicted and sentenced one Michael Tosin Lawal, an Uber driver, to three-months in prison. A statement released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC says he was convicted after he pleaded guilty to an amended one count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretense, preferred against him by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the EFCC. The lone charge reads, “that you, Michael Tosin Lawal ‘M’ sometimes in the year 2020, in Ibadan Oyo State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained Gift Cards from one Trevor, a white male by falsely representing to him that you are a white female by the name Cyndy Tyler from the United...
Apostle Suleman Begs Boko Haram not to Kill Abducted Borno Pastor
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Apostle Suleman Begs Boko Haram not to Kill Abducted Borno Pastor

President of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide Apostle Johnson Suleman has appealed to Boko Haram insurgents not to kill Borno pastor Bulus Yikura they abducted. The cleric was abducted by the insurgents on Christmas eve last year during an attack on Pemi village in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State. Taking to Twitter, Suleman pleaded with the insurgents to spare Yikura’s life, adding that Christians are not the insurgents’ enemies and wrote on how some certain Muslims were saved by Christians many years back. He said: “I appeal to Boko haram not to kill Pastor Bulus Yikura..have mercy on him like the Abyssinian Christians had mercy on the first Muslims and saved them from the Quraysh. “Christians are not your enemies. Plssss,let Pastor Yikura go..”
Man Bags 2-year Jail Term for Impersonation and Obtaining by False Pretence
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Man Bags 2-year Jail Term for Impersonation and Obtaining by False Pretence

A man has been sentenced to two years in prison after he was found guilty of impersonation and attempting to obtain by false pretenses. Mr. Emeka Roland was sentenced on Thursday, February 25, was Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta, found him guilty of one count charge of brought against him by the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The charge against the defendant reads: "That you Emeka Roland (a.k.a James Muth) sometimes in 2020 at Agbor, Delta State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did had in your possession an iPhone 6s plus mobile phone containing some scammed documents .with different subjects which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6 and 8(b) of...
US Convicts 23-year-old Nigerian Lady, Oyindamola Akinrinola, For Online Fraud
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US Convicts 23-year-old Nigerian Lady, Oyindamola Akinrinola, For Online Fraud

Oyindamola Akinrinola, a 23-year-old Nigerian lady has been convicted for her role in fraud schemes that targeted victims across the United States. The college student of Lawrence, Kansas, pleaded guilty in federal court for receiving and transferring illicit funds on commission on behalf of a Nigerian co-conspirator. US Attorney Stephen McAllister, who announced her conviction on Monday night, February 22,  stated that Akinrinola will face time in federal prison for her crime. “Akinrinola and her co-conspirator in Nigeria victimized individuals, several elderly, through a variety of online scams,” said U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister. “She now faces time in federal prison for her crimes. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to prioritize the investig...
Fake Soldier Jailed for Assaulting Task Force Operatives after his Bike Was Seized
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Fake Soldier Jailed for Assaulting Task Force Operatives after his Bike Was Seized

A Lagos State Mobile Court in Oshodi sentenced a 25-year-old man to six weeks in a correctional centre with an option of a fine for impersonation and assault. Kabiru Mohammed was sentenced on Saturday, Feb 20. Mr Mohammed was arrested at the airport area of Lagos, riding a motorcycle painted with the colours of the Nigerian Army uniform and parading himself as a soldier. Taofeek Adebayo, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce), said in a statement that the suspect was arrested along with his commercial motorcycle painted in camouflage after assaulting members of the enforcement team of the agency with other miscreants at Airport Bus-stop along Lagos-Abeokuta Express-way. The statement reads: "Operatives of the ag...
West Ham vs Tottenham: Make Me Look Like a Good Coach – Mourinho Begs players
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West Ham vs Tottenham: Make Me Look Like a Good Coach – Mourinho Begs players

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has pleaded with his players to make him look good against West Ham on Sunday. Mourinho’s men ended their run of one win in six by defeating Wolfberger 4-1 away from home in the Europa League last 32. Spurs now go to the London Stadium, with West Ham beaten just twice in their last 16 matches in all competitions. Mourinho could prove the difference with the Portuguese boasting of an impressive record in London derbies. Asked for his secret, he said: “We coaches are as good or as bad as our players make us. We depend a lot on them, especially coaches with a lot of experience and long histories, who went through every possible experience. “We get to a stage of our career where we feel much more stable, much more humble an...
Abuja Court Convicts 33 Over Violation of COVOD-19 Protocols
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Abuja Court Convicts 33 Over Violation of COVOD-19 Protocols

33 persons who were arrested and arraigned for not wearing facemasks in public places, have been convicted by an Abuja Mobile Court. Some of the convicts who reportedly violated the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Protection Regulation, 2021 which was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, pleaded guilty to the charges read out by the prosecutor and were fined N2,000 with an option of engaging in supervised community service. Magistrate Idayat Akanni who counselled the convicts on the need to follow the COVID-19 protocols, noted that those who pleaded not guilty would be remanded in a correctional facility. They are to be remanded until they meet the bail bond of N10,000.
Court Sentences Man to 7 Years Imprisonment for Raping 6-year-old Girl in Cross River
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Court Sentences Man to 7 Years Imprisonment for Raping 6-year-old Girl in Cross River

A High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State capital has convicted one Isaac Evaghoghome for raping a 6-year-old girl. Evaghoghome was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months imprisonment with no option of fine by Justice E. E Ita, on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Isaac Evaghoghome pleaded guilty to the charge of rape of the minor (6 years at the time of the incident) Reacting to the judgement on Friday, Barr. James Ibor, head of Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI) said he was pleased with the ruling. "ANOTHER WIN. Isaac Evaghoghome who pleaded guilty to the Charge of rape of a child (6 years at time of incident) was sentenced to a term of 7 years and 6 months with no option of fine. We appreciate the efforts of Basic Rights Counsel Initiative Legal team, Staff and Volunt...
Two Lovers Found Dead in Their Apartment in Delta
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Two Lovers Found Dead in Their Apartment in Delta

The bodies of a couple identified as Ufuoma Atidja and Matilda Aghotor were found in their apartment along NDDC road in Amukpe, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State. It was gathered that the remains were discovered on Saturday morning, February 13, after neighbours peeped through the window. The man was allegedly found on the floor and the woman on the bed. A source who pleaded anonymity told The Nation that the lovers attended a party the previous night. “They came home late after the party and slept off yesterday, only to wake up this morning and we found them dead.” the source said. According to the source, Ufuoma and Matilda had just returned to the country last year from an undisclosed overseas’ country and had reportedly moved into the vicinity last...
Kano Court Sentences Civil Servant to Five Years Imprisonment over N500k fraud
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Kano Court Sentences Civil Servant to Five Years Imprisonment over N500k fraud

A Kano State High Court has sentenced Mohammed Ibrahim Hassan, a staff of the Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) to 5 years jail term for defrauding the State Government of N513, 445. Hassan was charged by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on a 4-count charge of allegedly forging a treasury receipt of the Kano State Government, with the intent to support a claim of refunding the said amount to the State Government. The Prosecution told the court that the offence violated Section 25 (1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, punishable under Section 25 (1)(b) of the same Act, as well as Section 363 of the Penal Code, Cap 105 Laws of Kano State,  punishable under Section 364 of the sam...

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