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Prominent Turkey TV journalist detained for insulting President Erdogan
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Prominent Turkey TV journalist detained for insulting President Erdogan

A well-known Turkish journalist Sedef Kabas has been detained for allegedly disrespecting the nation's President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Police detained her in the early hours of Saturday morning, and a court ordered her to remain in jail pending a trial. Kabas' lawyer Ugur Poyraz said they would appeal the "unlawful" decision on Monday January 24. Poyraz said; "We hope Turkey can return to rule of law soon." The alleged insult was in the form of a palace-related proverb that Kabas expressed both on an opposition television channel and on her Twitter account, drawing condemnation from government officials. Kabas did not name Erdogan directly. However, the authorities object to a proverb that she used during a show on Tele1 television and later tweeted. "When the ox comes ...
Update: Ex-Manchester United Footballer, Ryan Giggs’ trial over ”Assault on his ex-girlfriend and her sister” postponed
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Update: Ex-Manchester United Footballer, Ryan Giggs’ trial over ”Assault on his ex-girlfriend and her sister” postponed

The domestic violence trial of ex-Manchester United footballer and Wales coach, Ryan Giggs, has been put back seven months due to the ongoing backlog of court cases. His hearing had been fixed for next Monday at Manchester Crown Court but no courtroom at the venue is available to take the case. On Tuesday (January 18), Judge Hilary Manley said: “Unfortunately it has become necessary to vacate this trial from the list. “The reason for this is because there is not a court available to accommodate this trial. “Due to the large backlog of court cases, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic and the need for social distancing, this is a situation which is a daily reality for the criminal courts.” Chris Daw QC, representing Giggs, said: 'I have of course explained the situati...
Nnamdi Kanu’s trial adjourned till Jan 19 as he objects to fresh charges filed by FG
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Nnamdi Kanu’s trial adjourned till Jan 19 as he objects to fresh charges filed by FG

The trial of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been adjourned till January 19 after he objected to the fresh charges brought against him by the Federal Government. The Federal Government had filed fresh terrorism charges against the detained leader of the proscribed IPOB leader before the Federal High Court on Monday, January 17. As a result, the initial seven counts bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism, against him, increased to 15. However, at his trial which was held at the Federal High Court Abuja this morning, Kanu objected to the fresh charges.
Virginia Giuffre told Jeffrey Epstein’s victim she ‘had sex with Prince Andrew’, Ghislaine Maxwell witness claims
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Virginia Giuffre told Jeffrey Epstein’s victim she ‘had sex with Prince Andrew’, Ghislaine Maxwell witness claims

Virginia Roberts Giuffre told one of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims that she had sex with Prince Andrew, a witness in Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial Carolyn Andriano has claimed. Ms. Giuffre has filed a lawsuit claiming she was forced to have sex with Jeffrey Epstein’s friends when she was 17, including the Duke of York, who denies the claims. If the case goes ahead, the Queen’s second son will face a full trial before a jury in New York. Now, Maxwell victim Andriano has made the bombshell claim that Ms. Giuffre, then 17, texted her from London in March 2001 claiming to have had dinner and sex with the prince. In the new interview, Andriano made further claims Ms. Giuffre showed her the now-infamous photo of Prince Andrew with his arm around her in Maxwell’s central London apartment. ...
EFCC probes audio alleging Nigeria’s AGF Malami controls agency
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EFCC probes audio alleging Nigeria’s AGF Malami controls agency

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to an explosive tape suggesting Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami controls the agency. In the trending audio, Mohammed Idris, a lawyer and police officer attached to the EFCC, made serious claims regarding the influence of Malami. The operative stated that the AGF, who supervises the commission head by Abdulrasheed Bawa, compromised cases of corruption. In one of recordings published by Daily Nigerian, Idris is heard discussing with Abdulbari Yusuf, a brother of retired Rear Admiral, Tahir Yusuf, facing trial. The one-time Director of Navy Accounts and his company, Aston, had their accounts frozen by the EFC at the early stage of investigations. Idris advised Yusuf how to win th...
‘He took Nude Photos after Raping me’- Witness Testifies Against Iniubong Umoren’s alleged Killer
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‘He took Nude Photos after Raping me’- Witness Testifies Against Iniubong Umoren’s alleged Killer

A female witness in the trial of Uduak Akpan, the man accused of killing job-seeker, Iniubong Umoren, has narrated to the court how the accused on December 5, 2020, lured allegedly lured her to his house with a fake job offer in December 2020 and raped her. Iniubong, a fresh graduate was allegedly killed by Akpan after luring her to his apartment with a fake job offer. Narrating her ordeal at the resumed trial, the witness told the court she had arrived Akpan’s house in Uruan Local Government Area by 5 p.m. and left around 1 a.m. “He said that in the farm, they deal on drugs and that the government knows about it, and before he employs anybody, he has to test the drugs on the person. I pleaded with him but he said that if the drug was too much on me, that there is a tonic water ...
Intimate photos of Ghislaine Maxwell giving Jeffrey Epstein foot rub against her breasts on private jet released
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Intimate photos of Ghislaine Maxwell giving Jeffrey Epstein foot rub against her breasts on private jet released

A never-before-seen intimate photos of Ghislaine Maxwell rubbing the feet of Jeffrey Epstein aboard his private jet have been released by prosecutors. The photos were released by prosecutors to prove the pair were ‘partners in crime.’ They were released as evidence of how close the late millionaire paedophile Epstein was with the 59-year-old British socialite Maxwell, now standing a trial, facing criminal charges for allegedly recruiting and grooming minor girls to be sexually abused by Epstein from 1994 to 2004. In some of the photos, Maxwell was seen giving Epstein foot massages, with his bare feet pressed up against her chest aboard what appears to be Epstein’s private plane. Epstein was also seen with an arm around Maxwell in some photos as they sat outside what appears ...
Ghislaine Maxwell is a ‘master manipulator, ‘ says woman who accused Epstein of sexually assaulting her when she was 22
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Ghislaine Maxwell is a ‘master manipulator, ‘ says woman who accused Epstein of sexually assaulting her when she was 22

Teresa Helm, a former masseuse who accused Jeffrey Epstein of rape has called Ghislaine Maxwell a 'master manipulator' over claims she lured her to his New York townhouse so he could assault her. Teresa, who is not part of the ongoing trial against Ghislaine, said she was approached by the 'polite' socialite about a job as a massage therapist in 2002, when she was 22 and attending college in California. Now 41 years old and living in Ohio, Helm recalled that she 'immediately felt comfortable' around Maxwell and was excited to fly to New York for the 'dream' job interview. She gave Maxwell a massage and was then told to meet Epstein at his Upper East Side lair, where he sexually assaulted her during a foot massage, Helm told the BBC on Wednesday. Helm claims that before go...
Human rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, breaks down in tears as he celebrates 5th anniversary of being acquitted by the court after he was wrongfully imprisoned for four years
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Human rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, breaks down in tears as he celebrates 5th anniversary of being acquitted by the court after he was wrongfully imprisoned for four years

Human rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, is a happy man today November 30, as he celebrates the 5th anniversary of being acquitted by the court after he was wrongfully imprisoned for four years. Harrison, who is the only surviving child of his parents, was arrested in June 2011 by his former boss who falsely accused him of robbery. He was arraigned in court for 'conspiracy, unlawful possession of fire arms and armed robbery". He was moved from Ogwashi Uku prison, SARS office Ikeja, A division Asaba, State CID Asaba, and Ikoyi prison. On November 30, 2015, he was discharged and acquitted after the court called for the complainant to come forward with evidence and none was provided. ''At 11:45am, 30-11-2015, The wardens unlocked the leg chain led me ...
Oscar Pistorius to Meet the Parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing
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Oscar Pistorius to Meet the Parents of model Reeva Steenkamp to try to convince them he should be granted parole for her killing

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

Peterborough United have snapped up West Ham youngster Kai Corbett. The Daily Echo says Corbett joins the Posh after trials with Southampton and Wolves. He departed West Ham in the summer hoping to find a club with a clearer first-team pathway for him. Corbett featured regularly for Hammers' under-18 and under-23 side last season and is a hotly-rated youngster who has attracted attention from clubs up and down the country with a trial at Manchester United in 2020.  
World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria can’t afford to lose against Liberia – Musa
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World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria can’t afford to lose against Liberia – Musa

A win in Morroco would boost the Super Eagles' chances of winning their group and advance to the final qualifying round Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa has talked up the importance of winning their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying match against Liberia on Saturday. The three-time African champions need to avoid defeat in Morocco as they aim for a place in the final play-off round that would see 10 group leaders face-off for the five tickets allotted to Africa. The Super Eagles currently lead Group C with nine points after four matches while Cape Verde trail in second spot with seven points.  
Plane maker, Boeing agrees deal with families of 157 people who died when Ethiopia airlines crashed in 2019
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Plane maker, Boeing agrees deal with families of 157 people who died when Ethiopia airlines crashed in 2019

Boeing has reached an agreement with the families of the 157 people who died in the Ethiopia 737 Max crash in 2019. The plane maker accepts liability for their deaths, according to court documents in Chicago and in return, families of the victims will not seek punitive damages from the company. Lawyers for the victims' families said Boeing would still be held "fully accountable", welcoming the agreement as a significant milestone.   Plane maker, Boeing agrees deal with families of 157 people who died when Ethiopia airlines crashed in 2019 The agreement opens the way for families outside the US, in countries such as Ethiopia and Kenya, to claim compensation through the US courts, rather than in their home countries, which might result in lower compensation. At the tim...
Trial date for rapper YFN Lucci’s murder and racketeering case set for May 2022
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Trial date for rapper YFN Lucci’s murder and racketeering case set for May 2022

A May 2022 trial date has been set in YFN Lucci’s murder and racketeering case. The American rapper was arrested in December of 2020 on multiple charges including murder in connection to an alleged gang shooting that claimed the life of 28-year-old James Adams. Lucci had a bond hearing today where a judge set a trial date for the case for May 12, 2022, according to online Fulton County records. He maintains his innocence. YFN Lucci has been locked up since December 10, 2020, when he turned himself in to the Fulton County jail after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He bonded out in February 2021 but returned to jail in May after being indicted in a racketeering case connected to the murder and alleged gang activity. Lucci was named among a dozen others in the case, which l...
Super TV boss murder: Trial of Chidinma Ojuwku stalled as defense counsel cries foul over proof of evidence
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Super TV boss murder: Trial of Chidinma Ojuwku stalled as defense counsel cries foul over proof of evidence

The trial of Chidinma Ojukwu, a 300-level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, who is alleged to have murdered Usifo Ataga, the chief executive officer of Super TV, was stalled at the Lagos State High Court, sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square Annex today November 9. Recall that at the last sitting in October, Chidinma, her co-accused Adebayo Quadri and one Chioma Egbuchu pleaded not guilty to the nine-count charge before Justice Yetunde Adesanya and the case was subsequently adjourned to November 9 for the prosecution led by the Director of Public Prosecution from the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Olayinka Adeyemi to open its case against the accused persons. At the resumption of the trial today, Mrs. Adeyemi told the judge that two witnesses were present in...
Kidnap: Two prosecution witnesses refuse to testify in Evans case over security reasons
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Kidnap: Two prosecution witnesses refuse to testify in Evans case over security reasons

Trial of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, and Victor Aduba, a dismissed army personnel, has been stalled after two prosecution witnesses refused to testify in court due to security reasons. Lagos state counsel, Mr Yusuf Sule disclosed this while appearing before an Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday November 8. Sule said; “We have two witnesses but they said they would not be able to come to court to testify, for security reasons. “The second witness is the younger brother of the kidnap victim. They said they would prefer to testify over zoom. “As a result, the prosecution will like to file an application for a zoom meeting." Though Sule's request was not opposed by Onwuamadike’s counsel, Mr Oyekunle Falabi, and A...
Man goes on trial accused of castrating men on kitchen table
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Man goes on trial accused of castrating men on kitchen table

A man has gone on trial in Germany accused of murdering one man and mutilating several others by performing illegal operations on their genitals. The 66-year-old electrician told a regional court in Munich that he performed the procedures at the men’s request. The defendant, whose name has not released for privacy reasons, claimed he initially offered sexual services on sadomasochistic websites in order to earn money to pay off debts. Later, the man allegedly began performing operations on his kitchen table in the town of Markt Schwaben, telling his victims he was a trained medical professional, the German news agency dpa reported. The defendant told the court he castrated or partially amputated the genitals of eight men between July 2018 and March 2020. But he denied responsib...
NBA YoungBoy to stay on 24-hour lockdown and can’t have overnight guests while out on Bond
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NBA YoungBoy to stay on 24-hour lockdown and can’t have overnight guests while out on Bond

NBA YoungBoy has been subjected to a 24-hour lockdown at his Utah residence, where he will be under house arrest until his trial. Federal Judge Shelly D. Dick set the conditions for YoungBoy’s release ahead of the trial on Wednesday, with the rapper not allowed to have any overnight visitors. While he can't have more than three visitors in his home at a time, all visitors must be approved by a judge. The order, which was obtained by The Shade Room, also says that the NBA YoungBoy will be subject to electronic location monitoring. The NBA YoungBoy on Monday issued a $ 500,000 bail in Baton Rouge, where he was arrested in September 2020 on two federal charges, including possession of a firearm by a criminal. A federal arrest warrant was issued for the young rapper, and he wa...
Judge in Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial rules that prosecutors cannot refer to the people he killed during protest against police brutality as “victims,”
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Judge in Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial rules that prosecutors cannot refer to the people he killed during protest against police brutality as “victims,”

A judge has ruled that the three men Kyle Rittenhouse shot during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin can be labeled rioters, looters or arsonists and not victims if the teenager's defense team has evidence to support the characterizations. In a proceeding about the ground rules for the upcoming trial, prosecutors and defense lawyers debated whether certain language, witnesses or evidence would be allowed. The decision was among the ground rules Kenosha County Judge Bruce E. Schroeder set Monday for the trial, which is expected to begin Nov. 1. "The word 'victim' is a loaded, loaded word. And I think 'alleged victim' is a cousin to it," Judge Bruce Schroeder said on Monday, asking prosecutors to instead use the terms "complaining witness" or "decedent" to refer to th...
Alleged Cyber Fraud: Several credit card numbers extracted from Naira Marley’s iPhone – EFCC testifies
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Alleged Cyber Fraud: Several credit card numbers extracted from Naira Marley’s iPhone – EFCC testifies

The trial of Nigerian music star, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, on 11 charges bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit cards and fraud, resumed on Tuesday, October 26 at the Federal High Court, Lagos. The anti-graft agency had arraigned the artiste Naira Marley, who sang the popular song: “Am I a Yahoo Boy”, before the Federal High Court, Lagos. The agency said the offences were committed on different dates between November 26, 2018, and December 11, 2018, as well as May 10, 2019. The EFCC alleged that Naira Marley and his accomplices conspired to use different ATM cards to defraud their victims. The EFCC also said that the defendant possessed and used counterfeit credit cards belonging to different people, with intent to defraud others. On Tues...
Rapper NBA Youngboy released from prison after being given ‘significant conditions’ for illegal possession of firearm
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Rapper NBA Youngboy released from prison after being given ‘significant conditions’ for illegal possession of firearm

Rapper NBA YoungBoy has been released from jail, six months after his arrest for illegal possession of firearms. The rapper has been p, according to reports. The rapper was released in Louisiana on Friday, October 22 with “significant conditions” and placed under house arrest, following his arrest on charges of "illegal possession of firearms by a felon and possession of an unregistered weapon." The rapper was granted $1.5 million bail and placed under house arrest, among other strict conditions, as he awaits trial in his native Louisiana, his lawyer confirmed to Rolling Stone on Friday. The rapper will be under 24-hour house arrest in Utah, where he owns a home, according to Louisiana’s daily newspaper The Advocate. He also has to make an appearance before a judge in Los Ange...
Prosecutors in Karim Benzema’s sex-tape blackmail trial call for the Real Madrid striker to be handed 10-month suspended sentence and €75,000 fine on Friday
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Prosecutors in Karim Benzema’s sex-tape blackmail trial call for the Real Madrid striker to be handed 10-month suspended sentence and €75,000 fine on Friday

Prosecutors in Karim Benzema's trial over an alleged attempt to blackmail former France team-mate Mathieu Valbuena with his sex tape have called for the Real Madrid player to be handed a 10-month suspended sentence and a €75,000 (£63,194) fine. A verdict is expected to be delivered on Friday, October 22. On day two of Benzema's trial on Thursday, he was described as 'cavalier' after failing to show up. The legal team acting on behalf of the Real Madrid striker told the court in Versailles on day one that professional obligations made it 'impossible' for him to attend. Benzema had played in the Champions League in Ukraine the night before the first day of the trial and is now training for Sunday's El Clasico clash with Barcelona in LaLiga - one of the biggest games in worl...
R. Kelly’s Chicago trial on child pornography charges set for August 2022
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R. Kelly’s Chicago trial on child pornography charges set for August 2022

R. Kelly has been ordered to stand trial in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges next summer. On Wednesday October 20, a federal judge ordered the R&B singer to stand trial in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges next year after the scheduled sentencing for his conviction in an earlier sex trafficking trial in New York. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber appeared to have wanted the trial in Chicago to begin earlier, but he set it for Aug. 1 after one of Kelly’s attorneys, Steven Greenberg, said that he and another of Kelly’s attorneys will be in court on other cases through July. Kelly, who remains jailed in New York, was listening to the hearing on a conference call but he did not speak. His sentencing for the fede...
Real Madrid star Karim Benzema faces up to five years in prison as sex-tape trial starts
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Real Madrid star Karim Benzema faces up to five years in prison as sex-tape trial starts

Real Madrid forward, Karim Benzema's trial for his alleged involvement in an attempted blackmail case linked to a sex tape featuring his former France team-mate Matthieu Valbuena, has kicked off. Benzema is accused encouraging Valbuena to pay blackmailers who threatened to make the sexually explicit video public in 2015. The 33-year-old has denied wrongdoing and his lawyer has described the case against the player as "absurd". Benzema faces up to five years in jail and a €75,000 (£63,282) fine if convicted. Benzema, who played for Real Madrid in their 5-0 Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine on Tuesday night, was absent as the trial got underway in Versailles. His four co-accused - Mustapha Zouaoui, Younes Houass, Karim Zenati & Axel Angot - face c...
Manchester City star, Jack Grealish could be questioned as witness in his teammate Benjamin Mendy rape case
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Manchester City star, Jack Grealish could be questioned as witness in his teammate Benjamin Mendy rape case

Jack Grealish could reportedly be questioned as a witness in the Benjamin Mendy rape case. The England ace who moved to the Premier League champions for a record-breaking £100million fee in August, was out partying with Manchester City teammate Mendy, 27, just hours before he allegedly attacked a girl. Both players attended Chinawhite nightclub in Manchester, along with fellow City star Riyad Mahrez, back in August. Mendy, 27, a World Cup winner with France, is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl at his Cheshire home later that evening. He is charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault against three alleged victims between October 2020 and August 2021. Neither Grealish nor Mahrez went to Mendy's house on the night of the offence and there is no suggestio...
Woman tried to chop off her husband’s p*nis before stabbing him to death
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Woman tried to chop off her husband’s p*nis before stabbing him to death

A 66 year old woman, threatened to chop off her husband's penis before stabbing him to death following an argument over Zoom video calling app, then wrote a confession as she waited for police to arrive, a court has heard. Penelope Jackson, stabbed David - a retired lieutenant colonel and her husband of 24 years in the kitchen of their bungalow in Berrow, Somerset, UK on February 13, 2021. Jackson managed to call the police before losing consciousness, but the defendant took the phone from him and refused to follow the operator's instructions to help him. On the second day of Jackson's murder trial at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday, October 12, the jury heard that the 78-year-old victim had been Jackson's fourth husband, and she his third wife. Sheila Taylor, Jackson's secon...
R. Kelly’s ‘Key to the City’ honor in Baton Rouge taken away after Guilty Verdict in Sex Crime trial
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R. Kelly’s ‘Key to the City’ honor in Baton Rouge taken away after Guilty Verdict in Sex Crime trial

R. Kelly's 'Key to the City' honor in Baton Rouge has been taken away after his guilty verdict in his sex crime trial. LIB reported earlier that the singer was found guilty of racketeering in a high-profile sex-trafficking case after being trailed by accusations of sexual misconduct and abuse for a long time. Kelly was given the honor back in February 2013 by Denise Marcelle, who, at the time, was a member of Baton Rouge Metro Council. Marcelle has expressed her regrets and now rescinded it. Though there were allegations against the singer when Marcelle presented the key to him back in 2013, the politician who is now a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives said she only knew he had been acquitted in 2008. A Baton Rouge Rep also confirme...
‘I will prove my innocence’ – R. Kelly insists he’s not guilty in Facebook post shared after he was found guilty on all counts in sex trafficking trial
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‘I will prove my innocence’ – R. Kelly insists he’s not guilty in Facebook post shared after he was found guilty on all counts in sex trafficking trial

  Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known as R. Kelly, has insisted he's not guilty after he was found guilty in sex trafficking trial. The singer was found guilty of exploiting his superstar status to run a scheme to sexually abuse women and children over two decades. Eleven accusers, consisting of nine women and two men, took the stand over the six-week trial to describe sexual humiliation and violence at his hands. After two days of deliberation, the jury found Kelly guilty on all the charges he was facing. Sentencing is due on 4 May and he could spend the rest of his life behind bars. The singer took to Facebook after he was found guilty to release a statement. He wrote: "To all my fans and supporters I love you all...
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...
Police officer who killed young lady in Ijeshatedo dismissed from service; to be arraigned in court
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Police officer who killed young lady in Ijeshatedo dismissed from service; to be arraigned in court

The police officer who fatally shot a young lady at her home in Ijeshatedo, Lagos state on September 11, has been dismissed from service and would be arraigned in court soon. The police made this known in a statement signed by the Lagos State Police Command PRO, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu. It reads ''This is to inform the general public that Sgt Samuel Philipps who was tried for the shooting incident of 11th September, 2021 that led to the death of Monsurat Ojuade has been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force. He was dismissed after conclusion of his orderly room trial. The suspect will be charged to court today for murder. Recall that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had promised that the matter would be properly investigated and that justice would be serv...
Singer R Kelly refuses to testify in sex trafficking trial
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Singer R Kelly refuses to testify in sex trafficking trial

Disgraced R&B singer, R. Kelly told a judge on Wednesday September 22, that he will not testify in his own defense at his federal sex trafficking trial to avoid avoid the risk of a potentially brutal cross-examination. 'You don't want to testify, correct?' US District Judge Ann Connelly asked the singer. He laconically responded: 'Yes, ma'am.' When asked by the judge if he understood the implications of his decision, he replied: 'correct.' Lawyers had already said Kelly was unlikely to take the witness stand. During the closing arguments on Wednesday afternoon, a prosecutor told jurors that the government had delivered on its promises to prove that the R&B singer had for years commanded close associates to help him target, groom and exploit girls, boys, and young women...
Police arrest 1,146 suspects, get 426 convicted in Adamawa
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Police arrest 1,146 suspects, get 426 convicted in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested 1,146 suspects who are members of various high-profile criminal gangs. Of the number, 446 have been convicted by courts while 720 others are awaiting trial. The arrests, effected from January this year to date, were carried out by the Anti-kidnapping Unit, Anti- Shilla Squad, CID Personnel, SIB and other Divisional Police operatives of the command, in conjunction with hunters, Pulaku and Vilante members. The state Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Adamu Alhaji, made the disclosure during a news briefing at the police headquarters in Yola, where he gave an account of his stewardship in the eight months that he has been the commissioner of police. Giving a breakdown of the arrests, the CP said they included 21 suspects in connection with ...
Cristiano Ronaldo Scammed £250k by Travel agent after Trusting her with Credit Card Pin
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Cristiano Ronaldo Scammed £250k by Travel agent after Trusting her with Credit Card Pin

A travel agent has been accused of cheating Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo out of nearly £250,000. The 53-year-old, named in Portugal as Maria Silva, also scammed the football star’s super-agent Jorge Mendes out of more than £14,000 and former Man Utd winger Nani out of more than £1,500. Her wrongdoing culminated in her getting a four-year suspended prison sentence at a court in Porto, Portuguese daily Jornal de Noticias reported on Sunday. The newspaper revealed dad-of-four Cristiano, 36, was spared having to attend her trial after she made a full confession. The four-times Ballon D’or winner gave a statement to police after flying to Porto by private jet and meeting up with his lawyer Carlos Osorio de Castro. Jornal de Noticias exposed  the scandal about g...
Music producer, London On Da Track’s Mother, Cheryl Mack testifies in R. Kelly trial
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Music producer, London On Da Track’s Mother, Cheryl Mack testifies in R. Kelly trial

A former assistant to R. Kelly has testified against the singer that she once saw him engage in sexual activity with one of the women he is charged with abusing. On the 18th day of testimony at Kelly's trial in federal court in Brooklyn, Cheryl Mack, the mother of music producer London on da Track, said she saw Kelly begin to massage the woman while backstage at a Connecticut concert where he was performing. "That was kind of my cue to leave," Mack said. "I was very uncomfortable." She said that as she left the room, she caught a glimpse of the woman moving her head toward Kelly's groin. Mack also said Kelly lost his temper in 2015 after she supposedly ruined a surprise birthday party for former stylist Kash Howard and had her sign an "apology letter" that included false c...
Update: Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy to remain in custody until next year over four rape and one sex assault charges
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Update: Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy to remain in custody until next year over four rape and one sex assault charges

Manchester City footballer, Benjamin Mendy will remain in custody until early next year before his trial over four rape and one sex assault charges against three women. Mendy who spoke only to confirm his name during the 45-minute hearing at Chester Crown Court, where a date of January 24 2022 was set for his trial, is being accused of four counts of rape and one of sexual assault. The 27-year-old listened to proceedings translated to him via a French interpreter that sat behind him in the dock. The charges were not put to him and no pleas were entered during the hearing, which dealt largely with administrative matters ahead of the trial. A further hearing will be held on November 15 and Eleanor Laws QC, defending Mendy, said there would be an application to dismiss the charg...
He crawled down on his knees and gave me oral sex – ”R. Kelly’s first male accuser testifies in court
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He crawled down on his knees and gave me oral sex – ”R. Kelly’s first male accuser testifies in court

The first man to publicly accuse R. Kelly of sexual abuse has testified at the singer’s trial in Brooklyn. In bombshell testimony on Monday, August 30, the man who was identified as Louis, claimed that Kelly abused him when he was 17 years old. It was also later revealed that Louis had been arrested for offering money to a potential witness against Kelly, and was testifying as part of a plea agreement with the government. He  said he first encountered Kelly in 2006, when he was a 17-year-old working the night shift at a suburban Chicago McDonald's. Kelly asked Louis to give his phone number to a female colleague, while Kelly also gave Louis his phone number as well. Louis said he aspired to be a musician, and he attended several parties at R. Kelly’s home in Olympia Fie...
Catholic bishops take position on agitation for Nigeria’s break-up, insecurity
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Catholic bishops take position on agitation for Nigeria’s break-up, insecurity

The Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, CBCN, has taken a stand on the rising insecurity, electronic transmission of results and call for Nigeria’s break-up. The Catholic bishops, in a communiqué issued at the end of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Enugu, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to adopt inclusion of all ethnic groups in decision making and policies of the nation in order to avoid a break-up. The clergy admonished Nigerians and the government to toe the path of unity and dialogue in order to unite the nation and not cause break-up. CBCN also demanded that the government ensures a just and fair trial of the arrested key players in the struggles to curb cases that trigger off further avoidable unrest and calls fo...
Actor Baba Ijesha hails veteran actress, Mama Rainbow, in New video
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Actor Baba Ijesha hails veteran actress, Mama Rainbow, in New video

Embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, has shared a video on his Instagram page in which he was pouring encomium on veteran actress, Mama Rainbow. Baba Ijesha is currently standing trial for allegedly defiling the foster daughter of Princess. Speaking in Yoruba, Baba Ijesha hailed Mama Rainbow for her contributions in the movie industry. He captioned the video ''Phillip nìy?n. MAMA RAINBOW ..Maami looking like under 20 at 80s. Sweet 16 mother, Live begins at 40. Mama to gbaskii perfect for all role. Always pleasant. Loving, kind and generous. Mother of all successful children in the industry, iya oloriire, alalubarika. Help me to celebrate this epitome of beauty.'' Recall that Mama Rainbow clashed with comedienne, Princess after she granted an intervie...
35-year-old fashion designer paraded by NSCDC in Ilorin for allegedly raping four-year-old girl
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35-year-old fashion designer paraded by NSCDC in Ilorin for allegedly raping four-year-old girl

The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Friday, paraded a 35- year-old serial rapist Kola Mogaji for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl (name withheld). Kola, said to be a fashion designer and a resident of Oja Ago area of llorin, the Kwara State capital, already has a rape charge prefered against him and currently standing trial in the court before this fresh allegation against him. According to the NSCDC spokesman in Kwara State, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, the suspect has a pending case in court after he was accused of having canal knowledge of a three-year-old girl some months ago. “The suspect can be categorised as a serial rapist because this will be second rape case prefered against him while we are still carrying out further investi...
Abba Kyari is a Product of a Failed system – Femi Falana
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Abba Kyari is a Product of a Failed system – Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has called former Head of Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abba Kyari, the product of a failed system.A U.S. court ordered the arrest of Kyari following investigations into a $1.1m fraud scheme by indicted Fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi. Falana, reacting during a telephone interview with AIT on Tuesday, August 3, decried the level of social and political decay in the country which, according to him, is made evident in the allegation against Kyari. He called for the rules of extradition to be followed. ‘To put an end and close this ugly chapter, the investigation must go beyond the indictment by the FBI, the matter must be investigated locally, and Kyari shall not just be handed to America, we operate under the rule of law whether the gove...
Fake Customs Officer Bags 20 years Imprisonment For Employment Scam In Kwara
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Fake Customs Officer Bags 20 years Imprisonment For Employment Scam In Kwara

A man identified as Yakubu Azeez Afolayan who claims to be a customs officer has been sentenced to bagged a 20-year sentence by Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on Thursday, July 22 for defrauding unsuspecting victims. The convict, posing as a Customs Officer, allegedly swindled several unsuspecting job seekers under the guise of helping them secure employment into the Nigeria Customs 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 months of Nov...
Like Nnamdi Kanu, DSS Collates Audio, Video Evidence To Nail Sunday Igboho
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Like Nnamdi Kanu, DSS Collates Audio, Video Evidence To Nail Sunday Igboho

According to a report by Daily Post, similar to the case of Nnamdi Kanu, the Department of State Services (DSS) has garnered audio and video recordings to be used against Sunday Igboho in the event of a trial in Nigeria. The federal government wants him extradited from Benin Republic. The presidency and relevant security agencies have remained silent on the Monday incident at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou. Igboho, real name Sunday Adeyemo, may face charges related to treasonable felony for urging people to take up arms. Igboho openly boasted he could help to procure guns and that anybody caught with one should tell the authorities he made the provision. In a viral video, the 48-year-old separatist encouraged communities to buy arms and ammunition for their youths.
Sowore’s Treason Trial Starts Afresh As Judge Abandons Case
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Sowore’s Treason Trial Starts Afresh As Judge Abandons Case

The trial involving Nigerian activist, Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare has suffered a setback at the Federal High Court in Abuja. The presiding Judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, has been transferred to Calabar and has informed the Chief Justice, Justice Tsoho, that although she would continue with other cases, she would no longer preside over Sowore’s case. This implies that the case marked, FHC/ABJ/CR/235/19, will have to start afresh for the second time. This is just as two other judges have refused to take up Sowore’s case due to its ‘sensitive nature.’ The Department of State Services had arraigned Sowore and Bakare before Justice Ojukwu for treasonable felony for organising the ‘Revolution Now’ protest on August 5, 2019, which the government saw as an attempt to disrupt...
South African court postpones Jacob Zuma’s Trial for one Month
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South African court postpones Jacob Zuma’s Trial for one Month

A South African court on Tuesday, July 20, adjourned former president Jacob Zuma's arms deal corruption trial to August 10, after the former leader applied for a postponement to appear in person rather than virtually. Zuma's jailing earlier this month triggered some of the worst civil protests by his supporters who looted, stole from public and private properties leaving hundreds dead. The protests were the worst ever seen in South Africa of the post-apartheid era. Zuma's successor, President Cyril Ramaphosa, authorized the deployment of 25,000 soldiers to quell the unrest, and more than 2,500 people have been arrested. Zuma appeared by video link in court on Monday to seek a further delay in his corruption trial. Even though the government has largely restored order in ...
Bail bond: Ndume begs court to Discharge him as Maina’s Surety
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Bail bond: Ndume begs court to Discharge him as Maina’s Surety

Ali Ndume, Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly on Monday July 19, asked to be discharged as a surety for former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina in his ongoing trial. Ndume in his application, said he could no longer stand as surety for Maina after he jumped bail and fled the country, amid his trial for N2bn money laundering charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before a court. Maina was released on bail from the correctional service centre on July 27, 2020, nine months after he was arraigned. His release on bail was made possible following Ndume’s resolve to stand as his surety after the lawmaker used his Abuja property’s title documents worth ...
Ravanelli reveals Donnarumma regret for Juventus as Euro 2020 winner slips their net again
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Ravanelli reveals Donnarumma regret for Juventus as Euro 2020 winner slips their net again

The former striker was on the Bianconeri's books when a promising goalkeeper took in a trial with the Turin giants back in 2011-12 Former Juventus striker Fabrizio Ravenelli admits that the Serie A giants will "regret" allowing Gianluigi Donnrumma to slip through their net on two occasions. A highly-rated goalkeeper that has just helped Italy to Euro 2020 glory has been on the move this summer after running down his contract at AC Milan, with Paris Saint-Germain winning the race for his signature. Juve had been keen on acquiring the talented 22-year-old, having previously passed on the chance to do a deal with him back in 2011-12 after inviting him to a trial in Turin.
Trial of Nigerian singer Alizee’s Danish husband, accused of killing her and their Child, is Stalled
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Trial of Nigerian singer Alizee’s Danish husband, accused of killing her and their Child, is Stalled

The trial of a Danish man, Peter Neilsen, accused of killing his Nigerian wife and their daughter, was on Monday stalled due to the defendant’s delay in filing an application. Recall that Nigerian singer Zainab Ali-Nielsen, aka Alizee, was found dead with her 3-year-old daughter, Petra, at their home in Ocean Parade, Banana Island, on April 5, 2018. Her husband was later arrested over the murders. He was arraigned on June 13, 2018, and pleaded not guilty. Nielsen, 54, is standing trial before a Lagos High Court, Tafawa Balewa Square, on two counts bordering on murder. At the resumed hearing, the defendant’s counsel Olasupo Shasore, SAN, filed an application requesting for some exhibits, to enable him conduct an examination. According to the defendant's counsel, on th...
EFCC: Court adjourns Naira Marley’s trial for 85 days
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EFCC: Court adjourns Naira Marley’s trial for 85 days

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Federal High Court in Lagos today July 12 adjourned till October 5 (85 days) to continue the alleged internet fraud trial of Afeez Adeshina Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley. Naira Marley is standing trial on an 11-count charge bordering on alleged money laundering and internet fraud preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He was arraigned on May 20, 2019, pleaded not guilty and is out on bail. In the charge, the EFCC alleged, among others, that some of the credit cards discovered in Marley’s residence bore the fictitious names Nicole Louise Malyon and Timea Fedorne Tatar. The antigraft agency alleges the items were used in furtherance of internet scams. The commission said the offences contravened the Mone...
Obayuwana advocates public trial for Nnamdi Kanu, likens him to Enahoro, Mandela, Awolowo
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Obayuwana advocates public trial for Nnamdi Kanu, likens him to Enahoro, Mandela, Awolowo

Osagie Obayuwana, former Attorney General of Edo State and the National President of Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has said the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu would be among one of the historical trials Nigeria would experience. He made the assertion in Benin city while reacting to the arrest of Kanu. He said all eyes were on the Nigerian government to see how Kanu’s case would go, claiming that issues around his dual citizenship should come to play during the trial. “As we speak Kanu is innocent before the law not until proven otherwise. For people to start speculating that he enjoys dual citizenship and so for that reason, Britain should protest and demand his repatriation. “We have had historical trials like this...
Nnamdi Kanu Writes British Commission in Nigeria, Demands Full Protection and an Unconditional Release as British citizen
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Nnamdi Kanu Writes British Commission in Nigeria, Demands Full Protection and an Unconditional Release as British citizen

Recently rearrested leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has written to the British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Catriona Laing, asking that the British authorities file a Diplomatic note with Nigeria's Federal High Court indicating Britain's sovereign interest in his trial as a British citizen. Recall that the leader of the separatist group was arrested last Sunday and re-arraigned before an Abuja court on Tuesday, June 29. In his letter titled, "Re: Urgent Request for Consular Assistance to OKWU-KANU, Nwannekaenyi Nnamdi Kenny (a British Citizen)",  and written by his legal counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, Kanu said the British authorities must declare that he is not a criminal but "a person who possesses a political opinion which the Nigerian authorities are seeking...

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