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Serial killer nurse who enjoyed injecting patients with air ‘for fun’ sentenced to death
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Serial killer nurse who enjoyed injecting patients with air ‘for fun’ sentenced to death

A serial killer nurse who killed patients by injecting them with air “for fun” has been sentenced to death in Texas. The former nurse at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler who was charged with killing multiple patients back in 2017 and 2018, was sentenced to death by a Smith County jury. 37-year-old Davis who worked in the hospital’s cardiovascular ICU wing was found guilty on October 19 by a jury, of injecting air into Christopher Greenaway, 47; Jose Kalina, 58; Ronald Clark, 68; and John Lafferty, 74. The court heard that doctors were puzzled how the patients became more ill after surgery and scans showed air in their brains, reported the New York Times. The case which was beset for years with delays from the pandemic, changes in attorneys and other reasons, was prose...
Millionaire murderer, Robert Durst diagnosed with COVID and placed on a ventilator two days after being convicted of murdering his friend
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Millionaire murderer, Robert Durst diagnosed with COVID and placed on a ventilator two days after being convicted of murdering his friend

New York real estate heir, Robert Durst is in hospital with COVID-19 and on a ventilator just two days after he was sentenced in court to life in prison for murdering one of his best friends in 2000. Durst, 78, who appeared very ill during his sentencing on Thursday, 'looked worse than I've ever seen him,' lawyer Dick DeGuerin told the Los Angeles Times. Dicksaid he was notified that Durst was admitted after testing positive for Covid. He said Durst is on a ventilator but he had no other details about his condition. The Los Angeles Superior Court said in a statement that it had been told someone present for the sentencing hearing for Durst on Thursday had tested positive. “As a result, the court will follow health guidelines for assessing close contacts of the infected indi...
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...
Sex attacker, Ali Husseini has sentence increased
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Sex attacker, Ali Husseini has sentence increased

A man who was jailed for a series of sex attacks on women in Tower Hamlets in London has had his sentence increased from six years and nine months' imprisonment to nine years. Ali Husseini, 27, sexually assaulted three women in separate attacks while they were walking along a pedestrian underpass. During his trial at the Old Bailey, the court heard how Husseini would follow lone women into the subway underneath the A12 in the Poplar area. In August 2020, he followed a 32-year-old woman as she returned home from nearby shops, before grabbing her neck and sexually assaulting her. The victim was able to bite Husseini's arm before running away. A few weeks later, Husseini targeted a heavily pregnant woman as she walked along the same underpass on her way back to work. The victim ...
Man sentenced to 56 months in jail after faking his own death over Covid-19 relief scam
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Man sentenced to 56 months in jail after faking his own death over Covid-19 relief scam

A man from Massachusetts, USA who tried to scam the US government using a Covid-19 business aid scheme and faked his own death to evade authorities has been sentenced to 56 months in prison. David Staveley falsely claimed to co-own four large businesses in need of nearly $544,000 (£399,000) so he could get financial support from a federal government programme that helped out businesses affected by covid-19. Enacted between March 2020 and May 2021, the US Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) allowed small businesses hit hard by the pandemic to apply for low-interest private loans to cover payroll and other costs. After being charged by authorities last year, Staveley staged a suicide and fled using false identities and stolen licence plates. Prosecutors condemned his actions in t...
Binta Balarabe bags 10 years for N5.5m land scam in Kaduna
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Binta Balarabe bags 10 years for N5.5m land scam in Kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of Binta Balarabe Kubau. She was sentenced to ten-year imprisonment by Justice M. T. M. Aliyu of the Kaduna State High Court on one count charge of cheating. In the charge, Binta, in August 2020, induced Yahaya Mohammed Idris to deliver N5,500,000 “for the purchase of a plot situate at No. C1 Block ‘PR’ on TPO 833A revised Kaduna Millennium City Mixed Commercial Layout when you claimed to be the owner”. The offence was contrary to Section 306 (a) and punishable under Section 307 of the Penal Code Laws of Kaduna State, 2017. Binta pleaded guilty to the charge. Prosecution counsel, J. Musa urged the court to enter the terms of a plea bargain agreement as the judgment. The defence counsel, Sule Shu’a...
Ilorin alfa jailed for defrauding South Korean using Buhari aide’s name
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Ilorin alfa jailed for defrauding South Korean using Buhari aide’s name

Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, on Thursday, September 30, sentenced an Ilorin-based Alfa Jamiu Isiaka to 28 years imprisonment for an oil contract scam. The cleric was arraigned for fraud and obtaining by false pretence. The offences were contrary to Section 1(1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006. The judge held that the prosecution tendered enough evidence to prove that Jamiu was guilty of the allegations. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on June 14, 2019 arraigned the convict on four counts. He pleaded “not guilty”. Jamiu presented himself as President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, and ex-Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NN...
Two Nigerians impersonating US Soldiers Jailed for Love scam in Kwara
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Two Nigerians impersonating US Soldiers Jailed for Love scam in Kwara

Justice Mohamed Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, has sentenced two men, Sunday Akinrodolu and Tobi George, who were posing as military officers in the United States of America, to various jail terms for offences bordering on love scam and Internet fraud. Akinrodolu and George were jailed alongside one Victor Oluwajobi after being arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. A statement released by the spokesperson of the antigraft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, said the convicts were among the 34 suspected Internet fraudsters arrested in different locations in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, on March 8, 2021. While Akinrodolu and George were posing to be US military officers to lure unsuspecting victims into online relationships, Oluwajobi was charg...
George Floyd Killer Derek Chauvin Appeals against 22 years Conviction
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George Floyd Killer Derek Chauvin Appeals against 22 years Conviction

Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, convicted of the murder of African-American man George Floyd in 2020 has decided to appeal against his conviction. Chauvin was sentenced to over 22 years in jail after kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes in March 2020. His death sparked mass protests against racism and police brutality in the US and all over the world. He was found guilty of second-degree murder and other charges, was barred from owning firearms for life and also told to register as a predatory offender. Derek Chauvin, a white man, says there were issues with the jury at the trial and that it should not have taken place in the US state of Minneapolis, citing bias against him. According to court documents filed on Thursday, September 23, Chauvi...
Man sentenced to 28 years imprisonment for killing female lawyer in Lagos hotel room
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Man sentenced to 28 years imprisonment for killing female lawyer in Lagos hotel room

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

Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna on Monday, September 6, 2021, convicted and sentenced one Innocent Arzuka to four months imprisonment on a four-count charge that bordered on cheating by impersonation. The convict was arrested in a sting operation following intelligence on his alleged involvement in cybercrime. Investigation revealed that he fraudulently hacked into the Facebook accounts of unsuspecting persons, and used the accounts, after editing them to suit his requirements, to prospect for would-be victims of his fraud schemes. One of the charges brought against him reads: “that you Innocent Arzuka (M) between January to August 2021 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, attempted to commit an offence and in such attemp...
Smiling Internet Fraudster, nine others bag Jail terms in Abuja
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Smiling Internet Fraudster, nine others bag Jail terms in Abuja

An internet fraudster who was smiling in his mugshot has been sentenced alongside nine others. The Abuja Zonal Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 arraigned and secured the conviction and sentencing of 10 internet fraudsters to various prison terms. The convicts: Israel Kue, Ulukpo Victor Obokparo, Osondu Stanley, Habib Iko-Ojo, Precious Ani, Emmanuel Philip Ikpan, Umar Farouk Mohammed, Israel Kue, Kingsley Mathew, Ibrahim Oyolade and Taiwo Samuel, were prosecuted before Justice Hamza Mu’azu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja for offences bordering on cheating, misrepresentation, romance scam, obtaining by false pretenses and defrauding foreigners via internet. They pleaded guilty to their respective charges. O...
Man sentenced in South Africa for calling his colleagues “uneducated baboons”
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Man sentenced in South Africa for calling his colleagues “uneducated baboons”

A Phalaborwa Magistrate’s Court in South Africa has sentenced a 57-year-old man, Nicco Adolph Kallerman, pictured above, for calling his colleagues and other patrons uneducated baboons. Kallerman was convicted of crimen injuria and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment or twenty thousand rands (R20, 000) fine on Thursday, 26 August 2021. Limpopo Police said that half of the sentence was suspended for five years on condition that the accused does not commit similar offences. The sentence comes after an incident that occurred on Thursday, 07 May 2020, in which Kallerman, who was on duty at Foskor mine argued with the Labour Union Representatives. "The argument escalated to a level where he called them uneducated baboons. Police were notif...
Gladiators star, Michael Jefferson King jailed for torturing man in blackmail plot
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Gladiators star, Michael Jefferson King jailed for torturing man in blackmail plot

Gladiators star Michael Jefferson King, better known as Shadow on the 90s TV show, has been jailed for six years and three months over his role in a blackmail plot. Shadow who was one of the most popular stars of the hit ITV series before being axed from the show in 1995 after issues with drug-taking, was sentenced after admitting two counts of blackmail at Isleworth Crown Court. The actor said to be one of four suspects that kept a man identified as Aaron Ali detained in a flat in Acton, West London, reportedly threatened to break the man’s legs with a hammer and demanded £1,000 from his ex-wife and brother for his safe return. The horrific incident happened in March last year and reportedly lasted for 6 hours. Mr Ali was gagged, a sock was placed in his m...
Retired matron bags 10 year Jail term for Buying Baby boy for N50,000 and selling him for N200,000
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Retired matron bags 10 year Jail term for Buying Baby boy for N50,000 and selling him for N200,000

Justice Okon Okon of an Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo has sentenced a 47-year-old retired matron, Gertrude Akpan, to 10 years imprisonment for trafficking  children. Prosecutors told the court that one Ubong Ekwere on May 12, 2018, abducted the six-year-old boy in the custody of his grandmother and sold him to Akpan for N50,000.  Akpan who is a mother of three then sold the child to one Kate Ogbonna in Owerri for N200,000 in Imo state. Delivering judgment in the case on Wednesday, August 25, Justice Okon found Akpan guilty of the unlawful removal and transfer of the boy from Akwa Ibom to Imo state and jailed her without an option of a fine. “Apart from the confession of the convict, the evidence of the prosecution witness that she assisted the police in the recovery ...
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...
US court Sentences Nigerian man to 51 months in prison for fraud
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US court Sentences Nigerian man to 51 months in prison for fraud

A United States court, on Friday, August 20, sentenced a Nigerian man to  51 months in federal prison. Ismaila Fafunmi was imprisoned for fraudulently obtaining over $370k from senior citizens in the U.S. US district judge, Karen Caldwell, convicted Fafunmi for money laundering of the proceeds of romance fraud and grant fraud schemes targeting senior citizens. Fafunmi, under the federal law, must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for three years. Fafunmi, a resident of Indianapolis, according to court documents involved in a network that was composed of several layers. He had admitted in his Plea Agreement that, beginning in June 2...
Three Internet fraudsters convicted in Katsina
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Three Internet fraudsters convicted in Katsina

The Kano Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, today August 6, secured the conviction of three internet fraudsters before Justice Musa Danladi of the Katsina State High Court, Katsina for impersonation and cheating. The convicts, Mojeeb Olayemi and Afonja Mujeeb Adewale, were prosecuted on a one-count charge while Paul Kelvin Alfred was charged with two counts of fraud. The convicts pleaded guilty to their respective offenses. Counsel for the prosecution, Mohammed Gambo asked the court to convict each of them accordingly. Counsel to the convicts, N. I Abdallah, M. T Steven and A. Yusuf all pleaded for leniency on behalf of their clients.   ''Consequently, Justice Danladi convicted and sentenced Kelvin to three months imprisonment on each of the t...
Man to die by hanging for killing wife in Jigawa
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Man to die by hanging for killing wife in Jigawa

A Jigawa State High Court sitting in Gumel on Thursday sentenced a 40-year-old man Rabi’u Mamman to death by hanging for killing his wife. Presiding Judge, Justice Abubakar Sambo Muhammad said the convict was sentenced to death by hanging after founding him guilty of the offence. Mamman of Medinlaban village in Gagarawa local Government had in 2016 followed his wife identified as Lamira into the bush, beat her with stick to death over a misunderstanding. Justice Abubakar said the prosecution counsel proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and found the accused guilty of the offence which is contrary to section 221(B) of the penal code. Delivering his judgment, Justice Abubakar said the accused was found guilty of the offence which is punishable with death. “Five witnesses pr...
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...
Ex-banker, wife and mother-in-law bag 60 years jailterm for stealing depositors’ fund
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Ex-banker, wife and mother-in-law bag 60 years jailterm for stealing depositors’ fund

  A former bank cashier, Ebenezer Adeolu Alonge alongside his wife, Isakunle Olamide Oyinlola and his mother-in-law, Isakunle Eunice Moradeke were on Friday, July 23, convicted and sentenced to Sixty (60) years imprisonment by Justice Adekanye Ogunmoye of Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti on a 12-count charge of conspiracy and stealing contrary to section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Laws Cap 16 Laws of Ekiti State, 2012 brought against them by the Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Justice Ogunmoye, in his judgment, ruled that the prosecution team led by Abdulrasheed Lanre Suleiman proved their case beyond reasonable doubt and that the convicts had failed to extricate themselves from the self-evidenced proofs before the court. EFCC,...
Fake Customs Officer Sentenced to 20 years Imprisonment for Employment Scam in Kwara
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Fake Customs Officer Sentenced to 20 years Imprisonment for Employment Scam in Kwara

Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on Thursday, July 22, sentenced a self-styled customs officer, Yakubu Azeez Afolayan, to twenty years imprisonment having found him guilty of offences bordering on impersonation and job scam. The convict, posing as a Customs Officer, allegedly swindled a number of unsuspecting job seekers under the guise of helping them secure employment into the Nigeria Custom service, NCS, before the long arm of law caught up with him. The 34 year-old Yakubu from Share in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State was arraigned on March 14, 2019 on a four-count charge by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. One of the counts reads: “That you, Yakubu Azeez Afolayan, between the mo...
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 ...
Serial fraudster bags 15-years for N4m Fraud
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Serial fraudster bags 15-years for N4m Fraud

Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court sitting in Maiduguri, on July 16, 2021, sentenced a serial fraudster, Alen Abel to fifteen years imprisonment for obtaining N4, 065, 000.00 (Four Million, Sixty-five Thousand Naira), under false pretence. The offence is contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act. The convict was arraigned on July 14, 2021, by the EFCC on two separate one-count charge. One of the charge reads: ‘‘That you Alen Abel, sometimes in May 2020 at Maiduguri, within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud did obtained One Hundred (100) bags of rice worth N900, 000.00 (Nine Hundred Thousand Naira ) only from Saaqndo Orseer Emmanue...
Man who beat wife to death on cruise ship in front of kids found dead in prison cell
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Man who beat wife to death on cruise ship in front of kids found dead in prison cell

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

A High Court sitting in Oyo town has sentenced a 37-year-old truck driver, Adeyemi Morenikeji, to death for the murder of Mrs. Racheal Ayanwale, his boss' wife and a staff of Federal School of Surveying Oyo. In his confessional statement when paraded at the Oyo State Police Command headquarters, Eleyele Ibadan, on April 11, 2019, Morenikeji, a former employee to the Ayanwale family, had said that he lured the woman out of her office under the pretext of helping her to seek spiritual solution to her marital problem. He said that he strangled the woman to death on their way to a spiritual house, dumped her body by the river side and went away with her Pontiac Vibe vehicle with registration number KJA 67 CY. He was arrested by men of the Oyo State Police Command on April 18, 2019 at...
Ekiti FA crisis: Football stakeholders urges warring parties to embrace peace
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Ekiti FA crisis: Football stakeholders urges warring parties to embrace peace

  Football stakeholders in Ekiti State have urged warring parties in the state Football Association to embrace peace for the sake of development of the game in the state. The group under the auspices of the Ekiti State Football Stakeholders also called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to constitute a caretaker committee to run the affairs of FA in the state. The group which said development can only be achieved in the atmosphere of peace, equity and justice was reacting to the Thursday’s judgment of an Ado Ekiti magistrate court, which sentenced the state FA chairman, Mr Bayo Lanlege and five others to a 14-day imprisonment for contempt of court. Speaking with newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the chairman of the Prince Gabriel Adetule said efforts made to resolve the issu...
Abuja court sentences pastor to life imprisonment for raping 17 year old girl
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Abuja court sentences pastor to life imprisonment for raping 17 year old girl

Justice Peter Kekemeke of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has sentenced a 29-year-old pastor, Stephen Kalu, to life imprisonment for raping a 17-year-old girl. Kalu of the Adoration Ministry, Karshi, Abuja, was arraigned before the court on two counts bordering on rape. He was charged with having sexual intercourse with the girl at his residence without her consent, thereby contravening Section 31 (1) of the Child’s Right Act and punishable under Section 31 (2) of the same Act. Delivering judgment in the case on Thursday, July 15, Justice Kekemeke said the convict admitted to sleeping with the girl several times, which resulted in a pregnancy and the birth of a girl child. The court held that although Kalu promised to marry the victim, an offense was committed and...
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.
Ex-Gambian junta member Sentenced to Death for murder
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Ex-Gambian junta member Sentenced to Death for murder

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

One Jacob Samuel has been convicted by an Abuja high court after being arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Zonal Office on an amended one-count charge of cheating. Samuel pleaded guilty after being arraigned before Justice J.O. Onwuegbuzie for falsely representing himself as a genuine priest or spiritualist and inducing one Rebecca into delivering to him the sum of N103, 000 (One Hundred and Three Thousand Naira). Based on his plea, the prosecution asked the court to convict him accordingly. But his counsel, M.K Agbontien urged the court to temper justice with mercy as the defendant was a first-time offender and had returned the proceeds of crime. The court convicted and sentenced the defendant to six months imprisonment with an option of N50, ...
Court jails two internet fraudsters in Benin
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Court jails two internet fraudsters in Benin

JusticeEfe Ikponmwonba of the Edo State High Court, Benin City, today July 9, 2021, convicted and sentenced two internet fraudsters, Theopilus Marvis Nnana and Samuel Oboh to two (2) years imprisonment each for fraud.   The pair were arraigned on one count charge each of impersonation contrary to and punishable under section 484 of the Criminal Code Cap 48 Laws of Bendel State of Nigeria (As applicable in Edo State) 1976 and punishable under the same section.     The charge against Nnana reads:” that you Theophilus Marvis Nnana (a.k.a Tony Gardner) on or about 9th day of March, 2021, in Benin City, Edo State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did with intent to defraud, falsely represented yourself to be Tony Gardner by using Facebook Acc...
Court sentences Kogi Poly student to 8 years imprisonment for illegal possession of firearms
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Court sentences Kogi Poly student to 8 years imprisonment for illegal possession of firearms

A Magistrate Court sitting in Lokoja has sentenced a student of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja to 8 years imprisonment for illegal possession of firearms and unlawful association.   Shehu Tenimu Mohammed, an ND II student of the Department of Public Administration, was nabbed with a locally fabricated revolver pistol and five rounds of live ammunition while making his way through the main entrance of the Polytechnic on Friday, April 9, 2021. Delivering his Judgement on Tuesday, July 6, the trial judge, Justice Mohammed convicted the suspect on the three-count charge having pleaded guilty to the offences in the charge sheet, and also fined him the sum of Eight thousand Naira.   Barr. Samuel Ikutanwa, the prosecuting counsel at the hearing had demanded the charge...
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...
South African man who shot dead his girlfriend in front of her colleagues sentenced to 25 years imprisonment
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South African man who shot dead his girlfriend in front of her colleagues sentenced to 25 years imprisonment

A man who shot dead his girlfriend in front of her shocked colleagues has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars. Avumile Mbuyiseli Nodongwe, 29, was sentenced by the Mthatha Regional Court in Mthatha, Eastern Cape on Monday, 28th June 2021. Police spokesperson, Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana, in a statement on Thursday, July 1, said that the deceased, Noloyiso Gqeba, was at Mandleni Junior Secondary School, in Xunu Locality, where she worked as a cleaner, when Mbuyiseli Nodongwe, who was in a relationship with her, arrived and shot her with a firearm. Noloyiso, aged 35, died at the scene. "The incident left co-workers shuttered as they witnessed tragic scenes of the cold-blooded murder of the woman and escaping of the suspect from the scene of crime," Kinana stated. "On the 25t...
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...
Man Sentenced to 12 years Imprisonment for Raping two Children aged 5 and 7 in Cross River
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Man Sentenced to 12 years Imprisonment for Raping two Children aged 5 and 7 in Cross River

The Family Court sitting in Calabar, Court in Cross River State has sentenced one Godswill Idongesit Brownson to 12 years imprisonment for raping two children aged 5 and 7. Idongesit was convicted on Wednesday, June 23, by the Chief Judge of Cross River State, Honourable Justice Akon Ikpeme. His conviction was secured courtesy of the Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI) team. Head of BRCI, Barr. James Ibor, who confirmed the development thanked the Commissioner of Police, the Honourable Attorney General and the BRCI team for their effort in securing justice for the victims. "The Honourable Chief Judge of Cross River State, Honourable Justice Akon Ikpeme has convicted Godswill Idongesit Brownson for the rape of two children aged 5 and 7. He has been sentenced to 12 years i...
Update: Man Who Slapped Fench President Emmanuel Macron gets 4 Months Jail Sentence
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Update: Man Who Slapped Fench President Emmanuel Macron gets 4 Months Jail Sentence

A French court has sentenced the 28-year-old man who slapped France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, in the face to four months in prison. Damien Tarel was immediately arrested after the incident which occurred as the French leader was greeting a crowd in the region on Tuesday. The court in the south-east city of Valence convicted Tarel on Thursday June 10, on a charge of violence against a person invested with public authority. He was given four months in prison and an additional 14-month suspended sentence, and was banned from ever holding public office and from owning weapons for five years. Tarel described himself as a right-wing or extreme-right “patriot” and member of the gilets jaunes economic protest movement. After the incident, Tarel acknowledged hitting the president ...
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...
Serial Rapist Sentenced to 1,088 years in Prison
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Serial Rapist Sentenced to 1,088 years in Prison

A Pretoria high court on Thursday May 27, sentenced a convicted serial rapist who raped and robbed 56 women across Pretoria suburbs for five years, to 1,088 years in prison. 33-year-old Sello Abram Mapunya was convicted on Wednesday May 26, for 41 rapes and 40 separate house breakings and house robberies, as well as assault with the intent to commit grievous bodily harm, robbery and theft. Mapunya who committed the crime while he lived with his girlfriend, eight-year-old son and four-year-old daughter in Pretoria, attacked women in Tshwane’s suburbs of Nellmapius, Mamelodi, Silverton, Olievenhoutbosch and Atteridgeville. His youngest victim was 14. She was attacked while walking home with a friend in Olievenhoutbosch. His eldest victim was 55. Mapunya who was initially char...
Fantastic Beasts Actor, Kevin Guthrie Bags 3 Years in Jail for Sexually Assaulting a Vulnerable actress
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Fantastic Beasts Actor, Kevin Guthrie Bags 3 Years in Jail for Sexually Assaulting a Vulnerable actress

Scottish actor, Kevin Guthrie, who played Abernathy in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexually assaulting a vulnerable actress when she was unwell after a night out. The Glaswegian actor, 33, was found guilty last month of sexually assaulting the unidentified actress in September 2017, in what the judge branded a ‘heinous crime’. Kevin took advantage of a 29-year-old woman inside the flat of fellow actor Scott Reid in Glasgow between September 30 and October 1, 2017. The actor, who also appeared in Sunshine on Leith, insisted he had only 'helped' the woman after she began to feel unwell but his DNA was found inside her underwear. Guthrie, who denied the charge, was found guilty of sexual assault at Glasgow Sheriff Court and j...
I Went Through Same thing in Nigeria – Transgender, Miss Sahhara reacts to Imprisonment of two Cameroonian crossdressers
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I Went Through Same thing in Nigeria – Transgender, Miss Sahhara reacts to Imprisonment of two Cameroonian crossdressers

Popular Nigerian trans-woman, Miss Sahhara has reacted to the imprisonment of two Cameroonian cross dressers. LIB reported earlier that Shakiro, a popular social media figure, and Patricia were convicted of “attempting homosexuality” and sentenced to five years in prison. The sentencing came after they were arrested at a restaurant in Douala, Cameroon’s largest city, over the way they dressed.   Miss Sahhara who condemned this via an Instagram post, alleged that she was subjected to same treatment in Nigeria. She also called on the LGBT community to fight the sentencing. She wrote; WHEN THE HELL WOULD THIS BULLSHIT STOP?EVERYONE PLEASE TAG YOUR FAVOURITE #coffeeshop I WENT THROUGH THIS SAME THING IN NIGERIA! ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING! WE ARE IN 2021 NOT 1921! T...
Three Students Receive 27 and 3 Year Jail Terms for Killing Nigerian in Cyprus
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Three Students Receive 27 and 3 Year Jail Terms for Killing Nigerian in Cyprus

A court in Cyprus has sentenced threepeople linked to the murder of a Nigerian student, Walshak Augustine Ngok to jail. Court president Nüvit Gazi, Senior Judge ?erife Kâtip and Judge Umut ?nan of Lefkosa High Criminal Court, delivered judgement on the murder incident which occurred in Northern Cyprus in 2019 on Monday May 10, 2021. The main suspect, Chrstopher Ezeh, a Nigerian was sentenced to 27 years, while Nana Nkansah, a Ghanaian and Wayne Moyo, a Zimbabwean who helped transport the body were sentenced to three years each. 11 males and 1 female were initially arrested after 25-year-old Walshak Ngok's corpse was found in a forest area in Haspolat - Tashkent highway on Friday, April 19. Christopher Ezeh later confessed to killing Augustine who...
Man Jailed for 33 Years for Raping and Infecting 9-year-old Niece with HIV
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Man Jailed for 33 Years for Raping and Infecting 9-year-old Niece with HIV

A 24-year-old Zimbabwean man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for raping hs 9-year-old grade-three niece and also infecting her with HIV. The man who has been staying at the same house with his sister and her children, reportedly took advantage of his sister’s absence to rape his niece on multiple occasions between March and April. The court heard that the pervert uncle would sneak into the room where his nieces were sleeping and would rape the 9-year-old. The 9-year-old shared the room with her younger sisters aged four and two. The sad abuses was uncovered after the little girl refused to sleep in the room. When her older sister questioned about the reluctance, the 9-year-old revealed that the uncle was raping her. The case was reported to the police and a medical...

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