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US millionaire, Robert Durst, 78, sentenced to life imprisonment for best friend’s murder
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US millionaire, Robert Durst, 78, sentenced to life imprisonment for best friend’s murder

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

France defender, Lucas Hernandez, must appear before a Madrid court next week and faces six months in prison, a justice spokesman confirmed on Thursday. The Bayern Munich star is to tell the court on Tuesday where he will serve the sentence that was handed down on Wednesday for violating a restraining order in 2017. The 25-year-old had violated the order while playing at Atletico Madrid. He has 10 days before the prison term begins. The restraining orders were originally imposed on him and his girlfriend after a violent argument in 2017. They were then caught returning to Spain together after getting married before the six months were up. In Hernandez’s case, this was deemed a violation of the restraining order. His now-wife reportedly got away with it because the or...
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...
YouTube removes R. Kelly’s channels after sex crime conviction
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YouTube removes R. Kelly’s channels after sex crime conviction

YouTube has removed two channels of disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly, who was found guilty of some sex crimes last week. YouTube said in statement that two of the singer's channels, RKellyTV and RKellyVevo, have been removed and he will no longer be able to create or own any other YouTube channel. Catalog of his music will however be available on YouTube Music, YouTube’s audio-streaming service, and the videos uploaded by other YouTube users will continue to be available. A YouTube spokesperson told Reuters in a statement; “We can confirm that we have terminated two channels linked to R. Kelly in accordance with our creator responsibility guidelines." YouTube VP of legal, Nicole Alston also wrote in a memo; “Egregious actions committed by R. Kelly warrant penalties beyo...
Missouri set to execute Ernest Johnson today despite plea from Pope Francis to halt the execution
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Missouri set to execute Ernest Johnson today despite plea from Pope Francis to halt the execution

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

A 33-year-old Nigerian student has been arrested with four grams of cocaine in Panjagutta, Hyderabad, India. The accused, Daniel Ayotunde Olamide, was recently released from prison after serving time for drug peddling. Another accused, John Paul, 37, also from Nigeria and living in Delhi, is on the run. Olamide was apprehended by the South Zone Commissioner's Task Force at GVK Mall, Punjagutta, on Saturday, October 2, 2021, after a tip off. He was found supplying drugs to customers in the Hyderabad and Cyberabad police limits. A Honda Activa scooter was also seized from him along with the contraband. Olamide, who is a degree student of Vivekananda College in Kutatpally had arrived in Hyderabad in 2014 on a student visa. He lives near Dream Valley in Shaikpet. Accord...
Two Nigerian women jailed for human trafficking offences in Ireland
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Two Nigerian women jailed for human trafficking offences in Ireland

Two Nigerian women who became the first people in Ireland to be convicted of human trafficking for the prostitution ring they ran, have received jail sentences of five years and eight months and five years and one month. Alicia Edosa (45) and Edith Enoghaghase (31) were each found guilty of two counts of trafficking women around Ireland on dates between September 2016 and June 2018 following a six-week jury trial at Mullingar Circuit Criminal Court in June. Edosa of The Harbour, Market Point, Mullingar, and Enoghaghase of Meeting House Lane, Mullingar, were also each convicted of a single charge of organising prostitution as well as a series of money laundering offences. Enoghaghase’s husband, Omonuwa Desmond Osaighbovo, was also convicted of four related money laundering ...
You ran – Actress Doris Ogala calls out colleague’s ex-boyfriend, ‘Mr Kata Hansious’ again
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You ran – Actress Doris Ogala calls out colleague’s ex-boyfriend, ‘Mr Kata Hansious’ again

Actress Doris Ogala has lashed out at her colleague’s ex-boyfriend, Mr 'Kata Hansious' who she called out earlier. The actress who claimed that she was close to apprehending the alleged blackmailer she called out earlier, said he fled from his house and went live on Instagram in a house that isn’t him. Reiterating that she has proof of how he has allegedly been fleecing his victims, she maintained that he went to prison while trying to  collect $50,000 from someone he allegedly blackmailed Ogala also said the 2021 car he claimed to have bought for N70m and is yet to be given back to him, is a 2017 “rickety Lexus” which he bought at a fairly used price that is not up to N10m. Doris who said 'Mr Kata'  should sue if he feels she’s making false claims...
Lebanese fraudster sentenced after pleading guilty; forfeits N100m, luxury SUV and iPhones to FG
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Lebanese fraudster sentenced after pleading guilty; forfeits N100m, luxury SUV and iPhones to FG

Lebanese cyber criminal, Hamza Koudeih has been sentenced to one year in prison by a  Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. Koudeih’s N100m which was hidden in the bank account of CHK Property Investment Ltd, is to be forfeited to the federal government alongside his luxury Mercedes Benz GLE43 SUV with Chassis Number: HJGEDGEBXHA063213, his two iPhones and a HP Desktop computer. The Lebanese fraudster was sentenced based on the plea deal he reached with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). When Koudeih was arraigned in November last year alongside his Nigerian co-defendant Kayode Philip, alias ‘Voice of the King’, they pleaded not guilty to a charge of engaging in cyber fraud and attempting to retain the sums of $6million and £1million in the Bank of China. T...
Court Convicts Kaduna Undergraduate over Fake Dubai ‘Runs’
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Court Convicts Kaduna Undergraduate over Fake Dubai ‘Runs’

Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna on Thursday, September 9, 2021 convicted and sentenced one Nehemiah Joel to four months in prison on a one-count charge of cybercrime. His journey to prison began when he decided to pose on social media as a female prostitute based in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, to defraud unsuspecting victims, mostly middle-aged men after assuming the identity of one Chloe Adler, a white hooker. Part of his gimmick was to request for payment for his services upfront before meeting with his clients. One of the charges filed against him reads ''That you Nehemiah Joel (M), sometime in August, 2021 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to commit an offence and in such attempt ...
Footballer Jerome Boateng appears in court over accusation of domestic violence against his ex-partner and mother of his two children
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Footballer Jerome Boateng appears in court over accusation of domestic violence against his ex-partner and mother of his two children

World Cup-winning Germany defender, Jerome Boateng has appeared in court in Munich to face allegations of assault on his ex-fiancée Sherin Senler. Boateng, 33, is accused of causing dangerous bodily harm to Senler, who is the mother of his twin daughters, in an incident in 2018. Wearing a navy suit in the dock alongside his lawyer Kai Walden, the former Manchester City and Bayern Munich defender appeared in court on Thursday morning, September 9, to face the allegations levelled against him. If he is found guilty he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.   Last year German newspaper Bild reported that Boateng, who now plays in France for Lyon, is alleged have 'thrown a small glass candle holder' at Senler while away on holiday. His representatives have...
‘They were setting a predator loose and it made me sick’ – Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand blasts court for setting him free
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‘They were setting a predator loose and it made me sick’ – Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand blasts court for setting him free

Bill Cosby's accuser, Andrea Constand is breaking her silence about the comic actor’s release from prison two months ago. Constand is the woman whose testimony put the comic actor behind the bars after she had accused him of drugging and violating her, only for him to have his conviction overturned on a technicality in June. Speaking in a new interview with The New York Times, to promote her new memoir, Constand said she was left shocked and angry at the court decision after Cosby's conviction was reversed. 'I had a lump in my throat,' she said. 'I really felt they were setting a predator loose and that made me sick.' Asked about the comedian's conviction being overturned, she said: 'I was really shocked. Disappointed.' But she insisted she had no regrets, saying...
Beninese lawyers collected millions but can’t save me from prison – Sunday Igboho speaks from Cotonou prison
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Beninese lawyers collected millions but can’t save me from prison – Sunday Igboho speaks from Cotonou prison

Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has lambasted his Beninese lawyers for failing to stop his detention at a prison in Benin Republic.   Igboho, who has been detained for almost 2 months, revealed that some of the lawyers were paid up to five million Naira, yet none of them could stop the judge from detaining him despite how many they were representing him in court.   Igboho's outburst comes after an altercation between him and one of his lawyers, Ibrahim David Salami, reports Daily Post.   Recounting the issue between him and Salami to one of his supporters on phone, Igboho explained how he walked out on Salami when he came to see him inside the Benin Republic prison.   During the phone conversation, Igboho ...
British ex-soldier arrested by the Taliban as his bid to evacuate 400 Afghans fails
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British ex-soldier arrested by the Taliban as his bid to evacuate 400 Afghans fails

A former British soldier who is stranded in Afghanistan has been arrested by the Taliban while attempting to evacuate 400 Afghans. Ben Slater, 37, was thrown in prison on Thursday morning and questioned about members of his 50 staff, most of whom are single women and had been staying in hotel rooms near a border checkpoint The former member of the Royal Military Police runs a chain of NGOs in Afghanistan and had been attempting to evacuate his staff over a land border after failing to secure spots for them and their families on the British airlift from Kabul, Mail Online reports. The report said his mission failed after a coach carrying the staff was turned away at a land border. Slater was released later on Thursday September 2, and told he could cross the border with ...
Freed Child killer Colin Pitchfork goes into Hiding over Fears of Vigilante Attacks
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Freed Child killer Colin Pitchfork goes into Hiding over Fears of Vigilante Attacks

Colin Pitchfork, the child killer who was freed after 33 years in prison, has gone straight into hiding over fears of vigilante attacks. He was given a life sentence in 1988 with a minimum of 30 years after strangling two 15-year-olds, Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth, in Leicestershire in 1983 and 1986 respectively. At the time he committed his first crime, Pitchfork was a 22-year-old married father-of-two. Pitchfork, who is now in his early 60s, pleaded guilty to two murders, two rapes, two indecent assaults, and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and became the first person in the UK to be convicted on the basis of DNA evidence. He was freed on Wednesday, September 2, and went straight into hiding over fears of vigilante a...
One-time billionaire, Elizabeth Holmes Facing 20 Years in Prison for Fraud
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One-time billionaire, Elizabeth Holmes Facing 20 Years in Prison for Fraud

An entrepreneur once dubbed the 'world’s youngest female self-made billionaire' faces two decades in prison as she awaits a fraud trial. Elizabeth Holmes, 37, is accused of lying to patients and investors of her medical tech start-up, Theranos, which at one point was valued at £6.6billion. Theranos promised to run hundreds of medical tests using a single drop of blood using its technology, but it never lived up to expectations, and may never have worked at all. Holmes is alleged to have overhyped claims about the company’s financial performance, before it went bust in 2018. Her major investors included Rupert Murdoch, who put in $121million and the Walmart’s Walton family, who invested $150million (£109million). More than...
Manchester City star, Benjamin Mendy ‘had a meltdown’ when he arrived in jail awaiting his rape trial
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Manchester City star, Benjamin Mendy ‘had a meltdown’ when he arrived in jail awaiting his rape trial

Manchester City star, Benjamin Mendy allegedly had a meltdown after he arrived in prison because he mistakenly thought he would be housed in a 'VIP wing'. The 27-year-old, who is charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault against three people, was told by guards he would be placed in the VP wing for vulnerable prisoners after he arrived at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool on Friday August 27. However, he was left heartbroken after he discovered he wasn't going to be locked up  in a VIP wing for celebrity figures. A source told The Sun: 'When Mendy arrived staff explained he was going to be kept on the VP wing for his own safety.' They added: 'He had a rude awakening when he saw the cell and realised who he was going to be mixing with. 'He wasn't happy and ...
Robert F Kennedy’s killer to be released from prison after the late senator’s sons voted in his favour
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Robert F Kennedy’s killer to be released from prison after the late senator’s sons voted in his favour

U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy's assassin was granted parole Friday, August 27, after two of RFK's sons spoke in his favor. Sirhan Sirhan, 77, who was convicted of fist-degree murder, has served 53 years for murdering Kennedy, then a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination. On Friday, August 27, a California parole board panel voted in favor of Sirhan B. Sirhan’s request for release from prison on parole. It was Sirhan’s 16th parole hearing. Since California abolished capital punishment in 1972, and Sirhan’s sentence was changed to life, he has been eligible for release since 1975. The decision by the parole board was a major victory for the 77-year-old prisoner, though it does not assure his release. The ruling by the two-person panel at Sirhan’s 16th p...
20-year-old who defrauded American of $500 on Facebook Jailed for one year in Kwara
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20-year-old who defrauded American of $500 on Facebook Jailed for one year in Kwara

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin has sentenced 20-year-old Udoh Sunday Okon to one-year imprisonment for defrauding an American, Kimberly, to the tune of $500 on Facebook. The Ilorin Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, August 25, secured the conviction of Udoh for offenses bordering on Facebook lottery scam. Udoh, an undergraduate who hails from Akwa Ibom, was prosecuted on a one-count charge, to which he pleaded guilty. The charge reads   “That you, Udoh Sunday Okon (Christopher Wray), sometime in March 2021 at Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did cheat by personation when you pretended to be one Christopher Wray a white male with +18315088635...
Knocks as Buhari’s aide mocks Igboho’s continued Detention in Cotonou
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Knocks as Buhari’s aide mocks Igboho’s continued Detention in Cotonou

Nigerians on social media have berated a presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, for mocking the continued detention of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, who has been remanded in a prison in the neighbouring Benin Republic since July 19, 2021. Ahmad, who is the Personal Assistant to the President on Digital and New Media, took to his verified Facebook page on Saturday evening and shared a story published by TheCable. The story with the headline, ‘Lawyer: Igboho’s stay in Benin prison a blessing in disguise’, quoted a member of Igboho’s legal team, Olusegun Falola, as saying that “Sunday Igboho’s stay in prison is not befitting for his status but it is a blessing in disguise, just to keep him protected.” Reacting, Ahmad shared the story with a sni...
Jailed former South African President, Jacob Zuma undergoes surgery
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Jailed former South African President, Jacob Zuma undergoes surgery

South Africa's jailed ex-president Jacob Zuma, who was recently moved from prison to a health facility, has undergone surgery and will stay in hospital for further procedures, the government said Sunday. "Mr. Zuma underwent a surgical procedure on Saturday, 14 August 2021, with other procedures scheduled for the coming days," the correctional services department announced in a statement, saying it could not predict a discharge date yet. The 79-year-old was admitted to the hospital for observation on August 6 for an undisclosed condition, and he has remained there. His long-running corruption trial over an arms deal dating back more than two decades was last week postponed to next month pending a medical report declaring Zuma's fitness for trial. His legal team was ordered by the...
Man remanded in Prison for allegedly Defiling 4 Daughters
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Man remanded in Prison for allegedly Defiling 4 Daughters

A 39-year-old cleaner identified as Sunday Julius has been remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling his four daughters. Julius was arraigned for defiling his four daughters aged 16 years, 11 years, 10 years and seven years from August 2020 to July 2021 at his residence in Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos state. Police prosecutor, DSP Kehinde Ajayi said the defendant was taken into police custody after his wife lodged a complaint at a police station. Ruling on the case, Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.A.Ajibade did not take Julius' plea and remanded him in prison pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Ajibade ordered that the case file be sent to DPP for advice. She adjourned the case until September 13 for mention.
Catholic priest murdered in France by ”Rwandan refugee” he was giving shelter
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Catholic priest murdered in France by ”Rwandan refugee” he was giving shelter

  A Catholic priest was murdered on Monday August 9th in the French western region of Vendée, by a Rwandan refugee who was giving him shelter, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said on Twitter. A suspect handed himself over to police and said he had killed the priest, a source close to the case told AFP news agency. The suspect, Emmanuel Abayisenga, 40, was on bail and awaiting trial for setting fire to Nantes Cathedral last year but confessed to the killing of 60-year-old Father Olivier Maire in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre earlier this morning. In an act of compassion, Olivier had welcomed Abayisenga, a devout Catholic, into his community of missionaries in May when he was released from prison on bail. 'He was recently placed under judicial control, and went to live in...
Angry Prisoner Goes Wild, Kills His Sister’s Rapist After Meeting Him In Jail
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Angry Prisoner Goes Wild, Kills His Sister’s Rapist After Meeting Him In Jail

An American man from Washington who is serving time for a wild police chase has committed another crime in prison. The man found himself sharing a cell with the convicted child rapist who had once victimized his sister – so he killed him. Shane Goldsby, 26, was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison Tuesday for the murder of Robert Munger, a 70-year-old who was serving a 43-year sentence for his child sex crimes, according to local reports, Fox News says. In a statement to the court, Goldsby apologised to Munger’s family, the Spokane-based KHQ-TV reported. “I cannot imagine what it would be like to lose a loved one in this kind of way,” his statement read. “To his wife and his whole family I apologize. I am so sorry and I hope you are able to heal from what I caused.” He ...
Undergraduate bags one year in Prison for Impersonating US Military Officer
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Undergraduate bags one year in Prison for Impersonating US Military Officer

Justice Mahmood Abdulgafarof a Kwara State High Court has sentenced an undergraduate, Abdulsalam Oyeyemi to one year in prison for impersonating an American military officer to defraud members of the public. The Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on July 29, 2021 arraigned Oyeyemi, 23, on a one-count charge bordering on impersonation and internet scam. Absulsalam pleaded guilty to the charge. Counsel to the EFCC, Aliyu Adebayo, led an operative of the commission to review the facts of the case. In the process, incriminating materials found on the defendant upon arrest were tendered and admitted in evidence. These include the defendant’s extra judicial statements, fraudulent messages printed out of his phones and the manager’s cheque ...
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Chinese Billionaire who Criticised the Government is Jailed for 18 Years for ‘Provoking Trouble’

Sun Dawu, a Chinese billionaire pig farmer and agricultural mogul, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison and fined 3.11m yuan (£345,000) for crimes including “provoking trouble”, in a case observers believe was politically motivated. The court in Gaobeidian, near Beijing, said Sun was guilty of crimes including “gathering a crowd to attack state organs”, “obstructing government administration” and “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a catch-all term often used against human rights figures and dissidents. Sun, an outspoken supporter and friend of Chinese political dissidents, was arrested on 11 November alongside more than 20 others including his wife, two sons, and daughters-in-law. Groups including Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) say the prosecution is apparent...
Sheikh Abduljabbar is Fine – Prison dismisses poison rumour
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Sheikh Abduljabbar is Fine – Prison dismisses poison rumour

Rumour of Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara being poisoned has been debunked by Kano state command of the Nigerian Correctional Service. The controversial Kano-based Islamic cleric had been arrested and charged to court for blasphemy. Sheikh Abduljabbar was accused of making statements mortifying the companions and sacrilegious to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). Abduljabbar's lawyer,Yakubu Abdullahi who visited him in prison where he is being held in custody after the case was adjourned till July 28, was quoted saying that he was sick. The lawyer reportedly said the Sheik had been poisoned at a Correctional facility in Kano. The claim was however dismissed by the command. According to the command, the cleric is "hale and hearty". The statement read; “The attention of the ...
Nigerian Woman Sentenced to 3 years imprisonment in Dubai for robbing Pakistani man of over N4m after Luring him into Fake Massage Parlour
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Nigerian Woman Sentenced to 3 years imprisonment in Dubai for robbing Pakistani man of over N4m after Luring him into Fake Massage Parlour

The Dubai Court of First Instance has sentenced a Nigerian woman to three years in prison to be followed by deportation for luring a Pakistani man into a fake massage parlour and stealing his money. According to official records, the woman was part of a gang that robbed Dh40,500 from the man. The 40-year-old victim received a WhatsApp message about massage sessions with a picture of a Russian woman and address. He went to the location at Naif area in November 2020, when the 27-year-old Nigerian woman pulled him inside the apartment. "There were three men and three women who attacked me. They threatened to beat me and stole my wallet. They scratched my chest when I refused to give them the credit card details,” said the victim in official records. Finally, the man provided ...
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 ...
Court Orders Fraudster To Wash Public Toilet In Motor Park For 60 Days
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Court Orders Fraudster To Wash Public Toilet In Motor Park For 60 Days

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has ordered a man identified as Innocent Destiny to wash Mpape Park Toilet in Abuja for 60 days for attempting to defraud unsuspecting victims on a messaging platform known as WeChat. The suspect was accused of parading himself as a female by the name Kim Webber and inducing male users of the platform in order to defraud them of their money. Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ijeabalum Diribe who argued that the act violated section 322 of the penal code, urged the court to convict and sentence Destiny according to the terms of the plea bargain entered on June 22, which stated that upon conviction he would spend a month in prison or pay a fine of N100,000. However his counsel, Holy Nuhu prayed the court to temper ...
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...
Nigerian Man In Italy Lands In Hot Soup After Killing His Own Friend During Fight Over Food
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Nigerian Man In Italy Lands In Hot Soup After Killing His Own Friend During Fight Over Food

According to SaharaReporters, a court in Foggia, Italy, has sentenced a 25-year-old Nigerian man identified as Evans N. to 19 years and six months in prison for killing another Nigerian, 34-year-old Emeka N. in Italy. Evans killed the 34-year-old during a fight in the informal camp of Borgo Mezzanine, in the southern region of Puglia, in October 2020. Italian news agency ANSA reported that investigations carried out by police officers from Foggia and Manfredonia showed that the two men started to fight at a restaurant in the tent camp. Emeka worked at the restaurant; his alleged killer had gone to eat there at around 6:30 pm on Tuesday, October 27,” ANSa reported.
EFCC warns hotels to stop helping internet fraudsters after recent raid in Lagos
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EFCC warns hotels to stop helping internet fraudsters after recent raid in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned hotels across the country to stop aiding internet fraudsters.   The anti-graft agency's spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Wednesday, that owners could become criminally liable for allowing their premises to be used for cybercrime.   He noted that this is a contravention of the Advance Fee Fraud Act which on conviction could lead to a five-year term in prison without the option of a fine.   "The Commission warns hoteliers from allowing their premises and facilities to become havens for cybercrime," he said.   The statement was in reaction to EFCC's recent raid at a hotel in Lagos where operatives arrested at least 30 people accused of internet fraud.   Th...
Akwa Ibom Governor’s Critic, Umoh, Gets Death Threats, Narrates Ordeal In Prison
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Akwa Ibom Governor’s Critic, Umoh, Gets Death Threats, Narrates Ordeal In Prison

Da Zion Umoh, a Nigerian and United States citizen, who was detained for several months by the police in Akwa Ibom State, for criticizing the state governor, Udom Emmanuel, has raised the alarm over the death threats he received in his house, a report by SaharaReporters has shown. Umoh noted that he could not sleep again in his house as unknown people allegedly linked to the state government had been threatening to kill him and his family members. The Akwa Ibom indigene narrated his ordeal in the hands of the police to SaharaReporters, saying the operatives tried to extort $50,000 from him to drop the trumped-up charges. SaharaReporters obtained a copy of the notice of death threat on the man's family. The notice partly reads, "Da Zion Umoh; this is the last warning to you....
Man to serve 9 years in prison after he tried fleeing from court when he was convicted for abandoning woman he impregnated
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Man to serve 9 years in prison after he tried fleeing from court when he was convicted for abandoning woman he impregnated

A man has been sentenced to 9 years in prison after he attempted to escape from a chief magistrate’s court after the court sentenced him to two years’ imprisonment for abandoning a woman he impregnated. 31-year-old Mallam Zakaria, an indigene of Pariya village in the Fufore Local Government Area of Adamawa State, was earlier charged with deserting one Maryam Usman, of Anguwan Yungur, whom he impregnated in Adamawa state. Maryam Usman lodged a complaint on June 16, 2021, at the Divisional Police Headquarters in Girei that Zakaria impregnated her and started avoiding her and also stopped taking her calls after she broke the news to him, Maryam also claimed that Zakaria conspired with the operator of a pharmacy, Sunday Assoga, to terminate her pregnancy, with the chemist unsuccessf...
Kenyan government abducted and tortured Kanu for 8 days before handing him over to DSS’- Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer insists
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Kenyan government abducted and tortured Kanu for 8 days before handing him over to DSS’- Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer insists

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel for the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) has alleged that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the group, was arrested by the Kenyan Government before he was handed over to the Department of State Services. Kanu, who is being prosecuted on charges of treasonable felony, was rearrested after jumping bail and repatriated to Nigeria last Sunday, June 27. Kenya has denied involvement in Kanu’s arrest after receiving threats from IPOB. The Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Wilfred Machage, denied his country was involved in Kanu's and admonished Nigerians to ask the Federal Government how the IPOB leader was apprehended. On Friday night, July 2, Kanu's lawyer, Ejiofor took to social media to refute the Ambassador's claim after he was allowed to vis...
Bill Cosby denies ‘non-consensual sexual contact’ and drugging women after prison release
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Bill Cosby denies ‘non-consensual sexual contact’ and drugging women after prison release

Bill Cosby has issued another statement since his release from prison. The comedian, 83, took to his Twitter page to deny both "non-consensual" sex and "drugging" women in a series of tweets and accused the news media of taking his words out of context. He made the remarks days after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his sexual assault conviction, setting him free less than three years into his sentence and ruling that he could not be prosecuted for the same crime again. "In response to the rhetoric that the media keeps pushing, Bill Cosby never admitted in his deposition testimony, or anywhere else, to non-consensual sexual contact with any woman and/or the drugging of anyone — he has never admitted to spiking drinks, as the media would like you," the statement began. ...
Identical twins and friend arrested for allegedly gang-raping a girl and sharing her nude photos on Facebook
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Identical twins and friend arrested for allegedly gang-raping a girl and sharing her nude photos on Facebook

Identical twins and a friend have been remanded in prison over the alleged gang rape of a girl and sharing of her nude photos on Facebook. Olabode Kehinde, Olabode Taye, Bakare Yusuf and others at large were arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State on Friday July 2 on six counts of conspiracy, unlawful carnal knowledge, indecent assault, breach of peace and damage of reputation of their victim, Rukayat Adeyemo. It was learnt that they committed the crime sometime in March 2021 at about 7 pm at Oke-Abuja area, Iragbiji, Osun State. The incident pushed their victim into attempting suicide. The trio pleaded not guilty to the charge against them as their counsel, Najite Okobe applied for their bail orally on the most liberal terms. Presiding magistrate,...
‘I have always maintained my innocence’ – Bill Cosby issues first statement after prison release
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‘I have always maintained my innocence’ – Bill Cosby issues first statement after prison release

Bill Cosby has issued a statement after his release from prison. On Wednesday, Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned his indecent assault conviction and ordered his release from prison, ruling that the prosecutor who brought the case was bound by his predecessor's agreement not to charge Cosby. The Supreme court found out that that testimony tainted the trial, even though a lower appeal court had found it appropriate to show a signature pattern of drugging and molesting women. The American comedian and actor, 83, served nearly three years of a three-to 10-year sentence after being found guilty of drugging and violating Temple University sports administrator Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. The former "Cosby Show" star - the first celebrity tried an...
We Cannot get you Out of Prison – British authorities Dash Nnamdi Kanu’s Hope
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We Cannot get you Out of Prison – British authorities Dash Nnamdi Kanu’s Hope

The British authorities has dashed hope of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) regaining freedom. Kingsley Kanu, the IPOB leader’s sibling who had revealed that he was arrested in Kenya had appealed to British authorities to ensure his brother's release. Kingsley said; “The British High Commission in Nigeria must insist upon my brother’s immediate release. They must guarantee his safety and security. Nnamdi Kanu must be returned home to the UK to his wife and his sons who live here. The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, must make clear to the Nigerian authorities that they will not tolerate the unlawful detention of British citizens and that the UK Government condemns the Nigerians and Kenyans for undermining the rule of law." However a manual titled ‘S...
Video shows Bill Cosby arriving home from prison after sex conviction is thrown out
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Video shows Bill Cosby arriving home from prison after sex conviction is thrown out

Video of Bill Cosby arriving home from prison after Pennsylvania’s highest court threw out his sexual assault conviction has been shared online. On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Cosby’s sex assault conviction after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. The Court said that testimony tainted the trial, even though a lower appeal court had found it appropriate to show a signature pattern of drugging and molesting women. The American comedian and actor, 83, served nearly three years of a three-to 10-year sentence after being found guilty of drugging and violating Temple University sports administrator Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He was charged in late 2015 when a prosec...
Update: Bill Cosby released from prison after court overturns his conviction
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Update: Bill Cosby released from prison after court overturns his conviction

Bill Cosby was released from prison on Wednesday June 30, after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his indecent assault conviction and ordered his release from prison The Supreme court overturned the sex assault conviction after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. It was disclosed that that testimony tainted the trial, even though a lower appeal court had found it appropriate to show a signature pattern of drugging and molesting women. The American comedian and actor, 83, served nearly three years of a three-to 10-year sentence after being found guilty of drugging and violating Temple University sports administrator Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. But maintained his innocence in the...
Inmate bags PGD and Masters degree in Awka prison
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Inmate bags PGD and Masters degree in Awka prison

An inmate at the Awka Correctional Centre in Anambra has bagged two certificates from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Awka Study Centre. The inmate, Jude Onwuzulike received the certificates of Post Graduate Diploma and Masters of Science degrees in Information Technology on Tuesday, June 29. Mr. Felix Edoka, Registrar, NOUN, while presenting the certificates at the Awka Correctional Centre, said the programme was targeted at impacting lives, including providing education to the inmates. The Registrar represented by the Deputy Registrar (Academics), Oladipo Ajayi, commended the inmate for achieving the feat despite being in prison. He urged other prisoners to take advantage of the programme to become educated. Also speaking, the director of NOUN Awka Centre...
Ghana to deport another batch of Nigerians over illegal stay
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Ghana to deport another batch of Nigerians over illegal stay

At least forty-four Nigerians will be deported for various offences, including illegally staying in Ghana.   The deportees were reportedly sentenced to 99 days imprisonment and will be deported after serving their sentence. Those in prison are 43 males and one female   Sources told Ghana news outlet Joy News that a team of escort officers, comprising Immigration officers, would lead the deportees from Tamale to Accra to receive their deportation letters before escorting them out of the country.   According to the source, arrangements have been made to ensure a smooth exercise for the deportation.   The news outlet also noted that this is the first time the Immigration Service is deporting a large group of people from the area.   It com...
South African court jails ex-President Jacob Zuma for 15 months for Contempt
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South African court jails ex-President Jacob Zuma for 15 months for Contempt

Former South African president, Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after being found guilty for defying a court order to appear before an inquiry probing wide-ranging allegations of corruption during his tenure from 2009 to 2018.   This is the first time in South Africa’s history that a former president has been sentenced to prison.   Zuma, who wasn’t present for the ruling on Tuesday, June 29, was ordered to hand himself over within five days to a police station in his hometown of Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal province or in Johannesburg.   Back in January, the Constitutional Court ruled that Zuma had to respond to questions from a judicial commission headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. But the 79-year-old former intelligence operati...
Official autopsy confirms John McAfee committed suicide in Spanish prison cell where he was found hanging ahead of extradition to US
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Official autopsy confirms John McAfee committed suicide in Spanish prison cell where he was found hanging ahead of extradition to US

An official autopsy has confirmed that tech mogul, John McAfee died by suicide in a Spanish prison cell where he was awaiting extradition to the U.S. according to a new report by El Pais newspaper.   Prison wardens found the body of McAfee hanging in his cell on Wednesday June 23 in what appeared to be a suicide, his lawyer Javier Villalba said last week.   According to reports a suicide note was found in the pocket of McAfee when he died. Authorities in Spain have previously said everything at the scene in his cell indicated that the 75-year-old did kill himself. Meanwhile, his widow, Janice McAfee, has demanded a 'thorough investigation' of his death, saying her husband did not appear suicidal when they last spoke. In her first public remarks since the ...
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...
Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22.5 Years in Prison for the Murder of George Floyd
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Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22.5 Years in Prison for the Murder of George Floyd

The former Minneapolis police officer who murdered George Floyd last year was sentenced Friday to 22 and a half years in prison. In his ruling, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill cited the ex-officer’s abuse of a position of trust and authority and particular cruelty to Floyd but cautioned that his decision wasn’t based on emotion, sympathy, public opinion or an attempt to send a message, though he did express sympathy to both families. The sentencing followed pleas from members of Floyd’s family to give Derek Chauvin the “maximum penalty.” “We don’t wanna see no more slaps on the wrist. We been through that already,” said Terrence Floyd, one of George Floyd’s brothers. “In my community, in my culture, we’ve been through that already: smacks on the wrist. No, no, no, no. Becau...
Alleged defilement: ”It will not be well with them”- veteran actor, Deji Aderemi, curses those who he claims ganged up against Baba Ijesha
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Alleged defilement: ”It will not be well with them”- veteran actor, Deji Aderemi, curses those who he claims ganged up against Baba Ijesha

Veteran actor, Deji Aderemi, has dismissed claims that his colleague, Baba Ijesha, defiled the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess. Speaking at the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Lagos where Baba Ijesha is currently being arraigned for a ruling of his bail application, Aderemi alleged that some persons ganged up against Baba Ijesha to send him to prison and that it will never be well with them. ''I came to court because they said somebody slept with someone. This is a normal thing in our industry. Even you reporters, would you say you do not sleep with each other? It is something that happens everyday in the industry. If this person has done something wrong, they should reprimand him rather than laying false accusations on him. There is no successful female actor th...
Ooni of Ife’s wife attends naming ceremony of incarcerated Endsars protester’s child (photos)
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Ooni of Ife’s wife attends naming ceremony of incarcerated Endsars protester’s child (photos)

The naming ceremony of the son of Kemisola Ogunniyi, the #EndSARS protester who was two months pregnant at the time she was arrested by soldiers in Akure, Ondo State capital alongside three others, held today June 23.  He was named Okikoiola Freedom Erinponmile. In attendance was the wife of the Ooni of Ife, Prophetess Naomi Ogunwusi. Kemisola was arrested after the violence that erupted in the wake of the October 2020 #EndSARS protests. She was accused of being one of those that set the state secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ablaze. On June 16, she welcomed her baby boy while in prison. See more photos below...

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