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“You’re the Most Selfish, Vain and Inconsiderate Person” – Erica Mena
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“You’re the Most Selfish, Vain and Inconsiderate Person” – Erica Mena

Erica Mena has hit back after her husband Safaree said getting married to her is one of his biggest mistakes in life. Safaree had gone on Twitter, just one day after sharing a loved up video of himself and Erica Mena, to say he's walking out before he ends in jail . Responding to her husband's tweet, Erica wrote: "Since you always run to social media like a little girl I might as well join in. I absolutely agree with you on this. You are the most selfish, vain and inconsiderate person. And not just with me but your only daughter!" She added: "Out of RESPECT for my daughter and to honor my growth as a woman. I’m going to get back to doing what I do best. Make money and be only about my business. Entertaining social media with my issues isn’t my thing." In a final tweet, she ...
“Getting Married is One of my Biggest Mistakes”- Safaree Says
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“Getting Married is One of my Biggest Mistakes”- Safaree Says

Safaree has said getting married is one of his biggest mistakes. He added that he's leaving before he ends in jail. He tweeted: "I mean this from the bottom of my heart getting married was 1 of my BIGGEST mistakes and it will never happen again. I’m walking away before I End up in jail over some dumb shit. Nobody is worth my freedom!!!" The rapper made this statement just one day after taking to Twitter to share a loved up video of himself and his wife Erica Mena on a bike. Safaree, who dated Nicki Minaj for years, married Erica Mena in October 2019 and they share a daughter, Safire Majesty Samuels, born in 2020.
Fake Soldier Jailed for Assaulting Task Force Operatives after his Bike Was Seized
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Fake Soldier Jailed for Assaulting Task Force Operatives after his Bike Was Seized

A Lagos State Mobile Court in Oshodi sentenced a 25-year-old man to six weeks in a correctional centre with an option of a fine for impersonation and assault. Kabiru Mohammed was sentenced on Saturday, Feb 20. Mr Mohammed was arrested at the airport area of Lagos, riding a motorcycle painted with the colours of the Nigerian Army uniform and parading himself as a soldier. Taofeek Adebayo, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce), said in a statement that the suspect was arrested along with his commercial motorcycle painted in camouflage after assaulting members of the enforcement team of the agency with other miscreants at Airport Bus-stop along Lagos-Abeokuta Express-way. The statement reads: "Operatives of the ag...
Lawsuit Against Chief Justice’s Half-brother dropped days after he Cried out from Jail
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Lawsuit Against Chief Justice’s Half-brother dropped days after he Cried out from Jail

The office of the Ondo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice has ordered the discontinuation of the suit filed against Mr Olupelumi Fagboyegun pending before a Chief Magistrates’ Court. Recall that Fagboyegun released an SOS video, claiming his half-sister, the Ondo State Chief Judge, Justice Olanrewaju Akeredolu, was using her position to keep him in jail. He said he has been in jail for 3 years after he was arrested for forced entry into his father's house in Akure and since then, he has been held without trial, and he claimed his half-sister is responsible. However, Justice Olanrewaju Akeredolu said she had no hand in Fagboyegun’s detention. She said the case was the handiwork of some persons who wanted to use Fagboyegun against her family. Governor Rotimi ...
Wanted man picks jail over spending more time on lockdown with his housemates
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Wanted man picks jail over spending more time on lockdown with his housemates

A wanted man gave himself up to police to get away from his housemates during lockdown, an officer has revealed. The suspect, who was wanted on recall to prison, had become so sick of the people he was living with that he told police he would rather be in jail. Initially, the man broke off his tag to avoid being found by police and put back in jail but he soon got tired of being in the outside world yet locked up at home. He soon rang police to say he wanted some "peace and quiet" in jail. He then handed himself in at a West Sussex police station on Wednesday afternoon, Feb 17. Inspector Darren Taylor explained: "(The man) rang us and said he was going to hand himself in a Burgess Hill police station and that he had broken his tag off. "He would rather go back to pris...
“I love him, I want to come visit him in Jail” – American model/stripper, Symba gushes about Invictus Obi
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“I love him, I want to come visit him in Jail” – American model/stripper, Symba gushes about Invictus Obi

American model and stripper, Symba, took to her Instastory to show her support for Nigerian convicted fraudster, Invictus Obi, who just bagged a 10-year jail term for fraud in the U.S. (Read here) Sharing a photo of Invictus Obi on her story, the curvy model declared her love for him before revealing that she wants to visit him in jail. "I love him. If you know him, tell him I want to come visit him in jail," Symba wrote underneath his picture.  
Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel locks himself inside university building to avoid jail over tweets and lyrics that attacked the monarchy and police
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Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel locks himself inside university building to avoid jail over tweets and lyrics that attacked the monarchy and police

A Spanish rapper has locked himself inside a university to avoid a jail sentence for tweets and lyrics that attacked the monarchy and police. Rapper, Pablo Hasel was given until last week Friday, February 12, to turn himself in, after being sentenced to nine months imprisonment for glorifying terrorism, and slandering the crown and state institutions with his lyrics and tweets.   His tweets and lyrics also accused police of torturing and killing demonstrators and migrants. In one message Hasel expressed support for Victoria Gómez, a jailed member of the banned Marxist group Grapo. Elsewhere he accused King Felipe VI and his father Juan Carlos, the former king, of several crimes.   Hasel's real name is Pablo Rivadulla Duro. He also backs the campaign for ...
Couple Bags 40 Years Jail Term for N53m Fraud
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Couple Bags 40 Years Jail Term for N53m Fraud

A couple has been sentenced to 40 years imprisonment each. Ebiesuwa Abayomi Fredrick and his wife, Tinuola Idayat Oyegunle were sentenced to 40 years imprisonment each by Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State today, February 15, 2021. They were found guilty on all four counts of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence brought against them by the Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The couple, in a classic advance fee fraud scheme, scammed one Dunni Olateru Olagbegi of the sum of N53, 713, 260.00 (Fifty-Three Million, Seven Hundred and Thirteen Thousand, Two Hundred and Sixty Naira) in cash and bank transfer. They claimed they were performing a spiritual cleansing in order to avoid calamitous...
Ex-Oyo Court Registrar Bags Fresh Three-year Jail Term Over Dud Cheque
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Ex-Oyo Court Registrar Bags Fresh Three-year Jail Term Over Dud Cheque

An Ex-Oyo court registrar alreadyserving a jail term, has been sentenced to fresh three years in prison over a dud cheque. On Friday, February 12, the EFCC secured the conviction of a former Deputy Chief  bordering, charge, of the Oyo State High Court, Mutiat Omobola Adio. She was convicted after pleading guilty to a fresh charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretense and issuance of Dishonored Cheque contrary to Sections 419 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. 38, Laws of Oyo State, 2000and Section 1 (1) (b) of the Dishonored Cheque (Offences) Act, Cap. D11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 Adio is alleged to have obtained a 2000 Model Toyota Pathfinder SUV valued at N1, 500,000 (One Million and Five Hundred Thousand Naira) from one Fabunmi Olatunji Samuel of Fatai ...
Kano Court Sentences Civil Servant to Five Years Imprisonment over N500k fraud
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Kano Court Sentences Civil Servant to Five Years Imprisonment over N500k fraud

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

A popular Cameroonian cross dresser known as Shakiro and two homosexuals have been sentenced to prison. According to Cameroon News Agency, the court of first instance in Ndokotti Douala on Tuesday, found them guilty for practicing homosexuality which is a crime in Cameroon. The suspected homosexuals were sent to the New Bell Central Prison in Douala. It was gathered that Shakiro had been arrested several times and released.
Brazilian Serial Killer ‘Lucifer’ Murdered 48 Inmates During His 25 Years In Jail
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Brazilian Serial Killer ‘Lucifer’ Murdered 48 Inmates During His 25 Years In Jail

Marcos Paulo da Silva, 42, was first put in prison when he was 18-years-old for stealing, but soon emerged as a vicious killer who has been known to decapitate and disembowel his victims A serial killer nicknamed 'Lucifer' has been accused of murdering 48 other inmates during his 25 years behind bars. The extent of Marcos Paulo da Silva's violence has earned him comparisons to Britain’s most dangerous prisoner, Charles Bronson. The 42-year-old Brazilian was just 18 when he was first incarcerated for petty theft in 1995 but soon emerged as a vicious killer. He is said to have murdered five inmates in one go in Serra Azul Jail in Sao Paulo in 2011 in one of his most bloodiest attacks to date. His signature is to cut his victims’ heads off and disembowel them after killing them...
Palliatives Hoarding: No Hope For Nigeria Until Politicians Start Going To Jail – Orezi
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Palliatives Hoarding: No Hope For Nigeria Until Politicians Start Going To Jail – Orezi

Pop artiste Orezi on Sunday said Nigeria will never be great until politicians start going to jail for the alleged crimes they commit. The 34-year-old in a lenghty Instagram post said, “Nigerian leaders constantly leaves my heart broken. Bunch of wicked leaders with no human feelings whatsoever. “The only reason politicians do this and have the nerve to sleep well at night is because they are not sleeping in KIRIKIRI YET. They commit all sort of crimes against the same people who put them in power.” He added: “I repeat until our politicians start going to jail for all this broad daylight crimes with evidences staring at us in the eye, Nigeria will never be great.” Born Esegine Allen,  Orezi also said the past week has been the worst as a Nigerian. The musician has been a part ...
UNICEF Kicks As 13-Year-Old Boy, Omar Farouq Is Sentenced To 10 Years Jail For Blasphemy
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UNICEF Kicks As 13-Year-Old Boy, Omar Farouq Is Sentenced To 10 Years Jail For Blasphemy

UNICEF statement on sentencing of 13-year-old child to 10-years’ imprisonment with ‘menial labour’ for blasphemy UNICEF today expressed deep concern about the sentencing of 13-year-old Omar Farouq to ten years’ imprisonment with menial labour by the Kano State Sharia Court at Feli Hockey, Kano, in northern Nigeria. The sentence was handed down after he was convicted of blasphemy on 10 August 2020. “The sentencing of this child - 13-year-old Omar Farouk - to 10 years in prison with menial labour is wrong,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria. “It also negates all core underlying principles of child rights and child justice that Nigeria - and by implication, Kano State - has signed on to.” The sentence is in contravention of the United Nations Convention on t...
Obinwanne “Invictus Obi” Okeke Pleads Guilty to N4.2 billion Fraud
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Obinwanne “Invictus Obi” Okeke Pleads Guilty to N4.2 billion Fraud

Obinwanne Okeke, the owner of Invictus Group, who was arrested in the United States last year for computer-based fraud, has pleaded guilty to $11 million (N4.2 billion) fraud. The 32-year-old Nigerian businessman admitted to American prosecutors that he was involved in computer-based fraud between 2015 and 2019. Joshua Stueve, a spokesperson for the United States District Court for Eastern District of Virginia, told Premium Times on Thursday evening that Mr Okeke could spend 20 years maximum penalty in an American jail. He would be sentenced on October 22, Mr Stueve said. "A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors,” the court official said. The publication adds that Robe...
Judiciary Officer Bags 8-year Jail Sentence for Defrauding 194 Widows
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Judiciary Officer Bags 8-year Jail Sentence for Defrauding 194 Widows

A former Borno court official has been handed an 8-year jail sentence for defrauding 194 widows in the state. The suspect identified as Ramat Mohammed (alias Gaddafi) was convicted on a-two count amended charge of defrauding 194 widows to the tune of N781,800.00(Seven Hundred and Eighty one Thousand Eight Hundred Naira only). Ramat was accused of forging and selling a Food Collection Card in the name of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) to his victims and failing to deliver the items. The charges against the suspect read; “That you, Ramat Mohammed (alias Gaddafi), sometime in December, 2018 at Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court with intent to defraud obtained the gross sum of N520,000.00 (Five Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira) only ...
Police Officer Charged in George Floyd’s Death, Released on Bail
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Police Officer Charged in George Floyd’s Death, Released on Bail

Thomas Lane, one of the four Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, has been released from jail after posting bond. Lane, 37, who had been held on $750,000 conditional bail, was freed from the Hennepin County jail at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, according to jail records. His family members had set up a fundraising page for the ex-cop earlier this week, asking the public for donations for his 'defense fund' they set at $1 million. Lane's lawyer, Earl Gray, also confirmed he was released on Wednesday afternoon after posting bail. 'Now we can watch what happens next from outside,' Gray told the Tribune. 'We will bring a motion to dismiss and hopefully it will be granted.' Thomas Lane is one of three officers charged with aiding and abetting second-degree ...
Court orders the release of Orji Uzor Kalu from Jail
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Court orders the release of Orji Uzor Kalu from Jail

Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos orders the release of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu from Correctional Centre. The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the release of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, from prison. Kalu was sentenced to 12 years in prison, after he was convicted of N7.1bn fraud alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and a former Director of Finance at the Abia State Government House, Jones Udeogu.
Former Exxon Mobil Engineer  Sentenced to 15 years Imprisonment for Raping his tenant’s 14-year-old Niece
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Former Exxon Mobil Engineer Sentenced to 15 years Imprisonment for Raping his tenant’s 14-year-old Niece

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere sentenced a former Exxon Mobil engineer to 15 years imprisonment today, June 1, 2020. James Onuoha was sentenced to 15 years jail term without an option of fine after he was found guilty of raping his tenant’s niece, who was 14 years old at the time. The incident happened on January 4, 2016, and caused outrage at the time, with a number of celebrities lending their voice to call for justice.     At the last adjourned date, on January 14, 2020, the court adjourned the case until March 25, for judgment, after the parties adopted their final written addresses. However, the judgment could not be delivered on March 25 due to lockdown resulting from the COVID- 19 pandemic. At the resumed hearing of the matter, Justice ...
130 People Come Forward to Claim They are Jeffrey Epstein’s Children as the pedophile’s $635 Million Estate is on the Line for Inheritance
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130 People Come Forward to Claim They are Jeffrey Epstein’s Children as the pedophile’s $635 Million Estate is on the Line for Inheritance

130 people come forward to claim they are Jeffrey Epstein's children after the pedophile's $635 million estate was put on the line for inheritance A website created by a DNA company to find any possible heirs to deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein's multi-million dollar estate has heard from 130 people claiming to be the convicted pedophile's children. If any are found to be the former financier's children, they could lay claim to a piece his US$635 million ($1.04 billion) estate, which includes his Manhattan mansion, Zorro Ranch in Stanley, New Mexico, and a luxury 30-hectare estate, dubbed "paedophile island", the Daily Mail reported. About 386 people contacted Epsteinheirs.com, with 30 percent saying they are not sure but think they might be his offspring. The American bi...
Serial rapist dubbed ‘the Beast of Kavos’ Falls 100ft off a Cliff and Breaks his Back
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Serial rapist dubbed ‘the Beast of Kavos’ Falls 100ft off a Cliff and Breaks his Back

A serial rapist dubbed 'The Beast of Kavos' broke his back when he plunged 100ft into a ravine while fleeing police in Corfu, Greece. 47-year-old Dimitris Aspiotis, who raped at least seven Brits, fractured his leg, hip, and spine, and ruptured a kidney after plunging into a ravine last Friday. He was reportedly arrested after a three-hour rescue operation to remove him in a stretcher on the Greek holiday isle, and has been in the hospital under police guard, the Sun reported. Police had been hunting him since he was linked to the rape of a 34-year-old Albanian woman two weeks ago and months after his release from jail. The Albanian woman was repeatedly raped at knifepoint for three days after being dragged into a forest. The serial rapist was caged in 2012 for rapi...
Supreme Court’s Judgement which Nullified the Trial of Orji Uzor Kalu and his Co-defendant, Ude Jones Udeogu is Shocking – Sagay
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Supreme Court’s Judgement which Nullified the Trial of Orji Uzor Kalu and his Co-defendant, Ude Jones Udeogu is Shocking – Sagay

Professor of law, Itse Sagay (SAN) has shared his thoughts on the Supreme Court judgment of May 8 which nullified the trial and conviction of a former Governor of Abia State Orji Kalu, and Ude Jones Udeogu, a former Director of Finance in Abia State Government for N7.1bn fraud. Udeogu had been handed a 10 year jail sentence by a federal high court which also handed a 12 year jail sentence to Orji Uzor Kalu on December 5, 2019. The apex court in the judgment nullified Section 396(7) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 which had enabled the then President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa (retd) to issue fiat to Justice Mohammed Idris, who was elevated to the higher bench in June 2018 to return to the Federal High Court to conclude the case. A ful...
R. Kelly’s Third Attempt To Be Released From Prison Denied
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R. Kelly’s Third Attempt To Be Released From Prison Denied

A judge has denied R. Kelly‘s third request for an early release from jail while awaiting trial on charges of sexually abusing young girls. In his third attempt, the disgraced singer claimed he was at high risk of coronavirus because he is prediabetic. US District Judge Ann Donnelly, however, is not convinced that prediabetes presents a “compelling reason for the defendant’s release.”. In her decision on Friday, Judge Donnelly wrote: “I do not agree that a diagnosis of prediabetes presents a compelling reason for the defendant’s release. While the CDC has identified diabetes as a risk factor for COVID-19, the same is not true for prediabetes, a condition that affects nearly one in three American adults.” She said prison doctors were working ‘with him to implement lifestyle changes...
Ronaldinho Closing In On 70 Days Detention In Paraguay
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Ronaldinho Closing In On 70 Days Detention In Paraguay

Lawyers of Brazilian great Ronaldinho, are hoping the former world player of the year will be allowed to go home after more than two months of detention in Paraguay over a forged passport. “We’re hoping to convince the prosecution to allow Ronaldinho and his brother to return to their country. We can do nothing but wait for the investigation to end,” a defense source told AFP. Former Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain star Ronaldinho and his brother, Robert de Assis Moreira, are facing up to five years in jail if convicted. The brothers spent more than a month behind bars after they were accused of entering Paraguay in possession of false passports. The 2005 Ballon d’Or winner and his brother posted bail of $1.6 million and have been under house arrest at the plush Pal...
Grandmother Charged after Live Streaming Video of a Man Molesting her 1-year-old Granddaughter
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Grandmother Charged after Live Streaming Video of a Man Molesting her 1-year-old Granddaughter

A grandmother has been charged after live streaming a video of a man molesting her one-year-old granddaughter on a porn site, police have revealed. 41-year-old Lisa Williamson was arrested last Thursday, May 7, by the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation. 19-year-old Steven Anthony Jackson, who they say appeared in the video, was also arrested. In the shocking video live streamed to a porn site, investigators claim Jackson performed "deviant acts" on the infant — including oral sex — while Williamson recorded it, WTVY reported. The grandmother was the one who streamed the horrific video to a subscription-based porn portal, they said. The video was flagged to authorities by somebody out of state. Williamson is charged with Permitting a Child to Engage in Production of Ob...
Notorious Indian Thief and Bollywood Actor Dies at 92
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Notorious Indian Thief and Bollywood Actor Dies at 92

A notorious Indian thief who spent years rampaging across central India’s impoverished badlands before trying his luck as a Bollywood actor and politician has died aged 92. Mohar Singh, once one of the most feared men in the Chambal region accused of hundreds of murders, kidnappings and other crimes, died on Tuesday, a senior police official in Bhind district as reported by AFP. Despite having 315 cases against him, including 89 murders, he cultivated a Robin Hood-like image among the poor, district superintendent of police Nagendra Singh told AFP. In his words: He was an old-school gang leader, targeting mainly businessmen and rich landlords and distributing the loot among the poor to win popularity. After he surrendered to police in 1972 with his gang of 140 bandits, he s...
Jailed Saudi Princess Fears Coronavirus Risk in Prison
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Jailed Saudi Princess Fears Coronavirus Risk in Prison

A year after landing in jail without charge, her mercy plea unanswered by Saudi rulers and in fear of a coronavirus outbreak behind bars, a prominent princess did the unthinkable — and went public. Princess Basmah bint Saud, a 56-year-old royal family member long seen as a proponent of women’s rights and a constitutional monarchy, mysteriously disappeared from public life in March last year. Last month, her Twitter account sprang to life with a letter from the princess claiming she had been “abducted” and “thrown into prison” along with her 28-year-old daughter, Suhoud al-Sharif, and imploring King Salman and his powerful son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for help. The letter, a rare public appeal from a member of the secretive royal family, voiced fears that her “det...
I May be Diabetic, Coronavirus Could Kill me – R.Kelly Begs to be Freed from Jail
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I May be Diabetic, Coronavirus Could Kill me – R.Kelly Begs to be Freed from Jail

R. Kelly is claiming he is likely to be diabetic which puts him at a high risk of serious complications if he contracts coronavirus. According legal documents filed by the singer’s attorney, his attorney Steven Greenberg demands for the third time that Kelly be released from prison. Eleven days prior, the judge overseeing the case denied the singer’s second request to be released from custody while awaiting trial. Greenberg says Kelly just learned that he tested “1/10 of one point below diabetic, at the very top of the high risk category.” That new diagnosis coupled with the fact that Kelly is overweight and suffers from high blood pressure and cholesterol issues puts him at high risk of serious complications if infected with COVID-19, according to Greenberg. The judge has ...
Bill Cosby Is Denied Early Release From Jail Despite Dozens Of Coronavirus Infections Inside His Prison
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Bill Cosby Is Denied Early Release From Jail Despite Dozens Of Coronavirus Infections Inside His Prison

Disgraced comic actor, Bill Cosby has been denied an early release from prison despite dozens of Coronavirus infections inside the facility where he is housed. The 82-year-old is serving a three to 10 years sentence at SCI Phoenix in Skippack, Pennsylvania after being found guilty of aggravated sexual assault in 2018. As a result of the pandemic, several prisoners across the world have been released early or sent to home confinement. Last Friday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf revealed a plan to ‘temporarily relieve’ at-risk inmates in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus behind bars, sparking speculation that Cosby could be freed. But the state’s Department of Corrections have ruled out an early release for the actor. ‘Sex offenders are not eligible under the repriev...
R. Kelly Continues To Desperately Seek An Escape From Jail In Fear Of Coronavirus
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R. Kelly Continues To Desperately Seek An Escape From Jail In Fear Of Coronavirus

American singer and songwriter R.Kelly is continuing his desperate pleas to the court for his release in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. After getting his appeal rejected earlier, the I Believe I Can Fly hit maker made another emergency plea to the New York court for his release from prison in fear of him contracting the novel coronavirus. The plea came in light of the pandemic reaching the Chicago jail where the singer is being held where as many as six confirmed cases of the virus have been reported thus far, according to Kelly and his legal team. His earlier request was dismissed by US District Judge Anne Donnelly, who ruled that since there were no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the MCC in Chicago, the singer will remain imprisoned. TMZ claimed, that the judge had a...
Brazil legend, Ronaldinho released from Paraguayan prison and placed under house arrest after serving 32 days
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Brazil legend, Ronaldinho released from Paraguayan prison and placed under house arrest after serving 32 days

Brazil legend, Ronaldinho has been released from a high-security jail in Paraguay and placed under house arrest after serving 32 days following his fake passport scandal.   The former Barcelona superstar, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, has been ordered to serve house arrest alongside his brother at the luxury Palmaroga hotel in Asuncion after reportedly paying a £1.3million bond.   Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto de Assis were jailed on March 6 after entering Paraguay with a fake passports   The passports found on them were bearing the names of Ronaldinho and Roberto with Paraguayan nationality despite having their Brazilian passports confiscated in 2018 following conviction in an environment offence.     He told local ...
Covid-19: R. Kelly’s Bid For Jail Release Due To Coronavirus Pandemic Is Denied
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Covid-19: R. Kelly’s Bid For Jail Release Due To Coronavirus Pandemic Is Denied

Singer, R. Kelly has been denied a release from jail after requesting to be freed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Kelly’s attorneys had asked a judge in Chicago to place the singer on home confinement at the Roosevelt Collections Loft apartment complex in Chicago. The attorneys had also complained that the prison’s new restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have made it impossible for them to meet with Kelly and prepare for trial. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ on Tuesday, a judge in Chicago denied the motion, saying that the 53-year-old R&B singer remains a flight risk. The judge said: ‘[Kelly] is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to obstruct, threaten or intimidate prospective witnesses. The defendant has not e...
“Are All Politicians, Pastors Who Held Parties In Jail?” Mary Remmy Njoku Defends Funke Akindele And Calls For Her Release
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“Are All Politicians, Pastors Who Held Parties In Jail?” Mary Remmy Njoku Defends Funke Akindele And Calls For Her Release

Mary Remmy Njoku has called for the release of Funke Akindele-Bello after the actress was arrested for holding a party during the Coronavirus lockdown in Lagos. Actress Mary Njoku criticized Funke’s arrest and asked if others who have held gatherings amid the lockdown have been arrested too. The CEO of ROK Studios wrote: “She wrote: “Are all, I mean ALL the politicians, Pastors, Nigerians who have held parties, gatherings , photo sessions, rallies, and opening ceremonies in Jail? I am not making excuses for her Pls. Just asking. Cos if they are not…… Yes, She was wrong. Nobody is perfect. #releaseFunke. #SheIsSorry.”
Violate Lockdown Order And Go To Jail – Oyetola
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Violate Lockdown Order And Go To Jail – Oyetola

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday, signed the Diseases Emergency Prevention Regulations 2020. This is in a bid to enforce the lockdown order with a view to preventing the spread of coronavirus in the state as the state coronavirus cases jumps to 20 today. Oyetola noted that he made the prevention order in exercise of the powers conferred on him by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and other relevant provisions of the State of Osun Public Health Law. The law is aimed at preventing and containing the spread of coronavirus anywhere within the territories of Osun State. Following the signing of the law, anybody who violates the sit-at-home order will be sentenced to six-month imprisonment or an option of a fine upon conviction...
54 Inmates Missing After Mass Jail Break In Iran
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54 Inmates Missing After Mass Jail Break In Iran

The Iranian security forces are searching for 54 escaped inmates following a prison break over which four guards were arrested, Iran’s state news agency reported on Sunday. “Some prison guards were summoned and four of them were arrested and others released on bail,” Mojtaba Shirouzbozorgi, a judicial official in Kurdistan province, told IRNA. According to the agency, 74 inmates escaped from Saqqez city’s prison on Friday, 20 of whom have so far either turned themselves in or been captured. On March 19, 23 prisoners escaped from another jail in the western city of Khorramabad, the capital of Lorestan province, hours before the start of Iran’s New Year celebrations, IRNA said. They reportedly escaped during the night while guards were making preparations for a New Year amnes...
Luka Jovic Must Accept Punishment – Even JAIL – For Breaking Quarantine To Visit Girlfriend, Says Dad Of Real Madrid Ace
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Luka Jovic Must Accept Punishment – Even JAIL – For Breaking Quarantine To Visit Girlfriend, Says Dad Of Real Madrid Ace

LUKA JOVIC'S dad has revealed his son must accept whatever punishment he is handed - even jail time - after the Real Madrid striker broke self-isolation procedure. The 22-year-old travelled from Spain to his native Serbia to visit his girlfriend, with the country's President Aleksandar Vucic stating the player is under investigation for breaching quarantine. Pictures circulated on social media of Jovic allegedly out with his partner Sofia Milosevic on the streets of Belgrade to celebrate her birthday. But Jovic's dad, Milan, has revealed that the pictures of the two were actually taken in Spain - though he insisted that his son is ready to face any punishment. Speaking to Marca, he said: "Luka had two [coronavirus] tests done and he tested negative on both. "That's w...
Ronaldinho Celebrates His 40th Birthday In Jail
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Ronaldinho Celebrates His 40th Birthday In Jail

Ronaldinho spent his time on the pitch dodging defenders and his post-football career evading the law. But the Brazilian superstar will spend his 40th birthday in a Paraguayan prison today with the biggest challenge of his life threatening to shackle him to a six-month jail sentence. The former PSG, Barcelona and Milan playmaker won the 2005 Ballon D'Or, the 2002 World Cup – after beating David Seaman with a famous free-kick – and the 2006 Champions League final against Arsenal. He is arguably among the three best Brazilian players to follow Pele along with Ronaldo and Neymar. But Ronaldinho was the undisputed best at Samba-style partying. His lawyer Adolfo Marín claimed: “He could have entered Paraguay with his Brazilian papers. He thought he had received special Paraguaya...
Iran Pardons 10,000 Prisoners in Addition to Releasing 85,000 Inmates as Coronavirus Deaths Spike
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Iran Pardons 10,000 Prisoners in Addition to Releasing 85,000 Inmates as Coronavirus Deaths Spike

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will pardon 10,000 more prisoners including political detainees in an apparent bid to combat the coronavirus epidemic. The move comes a day after a health ministry official revealed that the countries' death toll has jumped by 149 to 1,284 in 24 hours while the total number of infected people increased to 18,407. Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi said: 'With 149 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the death toll from the virus reaches 1,284. Unfortunately, we had 1,046 new cases of infection since yesterday.' On Tuesday, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said Iran had temporarily freed about 85,000 people from jail, including political prisoners, in response to the coronavirus epidemic. Two days later, State TV quoted the...
Female Prisoners are Abandoned by their Families than Male Prisoners – Twitter user
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Female Prisoners are Abandoned by their Families than Male Prisoners – Twitter user

A Nigerian Twitter user has raised an alarm of female prisoners being abandoned by their families than male inmates. @eketiette who made the claim after visiting the female section of some Nigerian prisons, said she was struck by the ratio of female visitors who were there for the male inmates to the men who were there to see the women. She further revealed that some of the female prisoners give birth in jail and live there with their kids. Read her tweets below;
Female Prisoners Beg for Sexual Intimacy in Kenya
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Female Prisoners Beg for Sexual Intimacy in Kenya

Some inmates of Mtangani GK Prison in Malindi, Kilifi County of Kenya have begged the country's government to institute new laws that will allow them enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting spouses. Speaking on behalf of other inmates, Sofia Swaleh who is serving a life sentence said the time allocated to their visiting spouses and relatives is brief and does not allow for sexual intimacy. She said; “The Government, through the leadership of Kenyan prisons, should introduce a law that allows women serving lengthy jail terms enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting husbands." Mtangani GK Prison senior administrator, Purity Nkatha Muthaura who also spoke to K24 Digital, said it would be impossible to allow the female inmates or even the male inmates enjoy conjugal rights e...
Prison warden says Ronaldinho adapting to jail very well
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Prison warden says Ronaldinho adapting to jail very well

Former Brazil and ex-FC Barcelona player Ronaldinho Gaucho is adapting quickly to life in a Paraguayan jail, the head of the facility told Reuters on Monday. The former Paris St-Germain (PSG) forward’s lawyers are however hopeful he may soon be released into house arrest while the investigation continues. “In broad terms he is doing very well,” prison warden Blas Vera told Reuters in a telephone interview. “I see he is in good spirits, just like you see him on television, always smiling.” Vera said Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis, who were arrested on Friday for using a false Paraguayan passport, would present their case to a judge on Tuesday. Their lawyer Sergio Queiroz told Reuters they had asked a court to release them into house arrest and offered guarantees they...
Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein Injured in Rikers Island Jail
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Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein Injured in Rikers Island Jail

Convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein has reportedly injured himself at the Rikers Island jail. Weinstein spokesperson Juda Engelmayer told the New York Post that Weinstein fell on his head while trying to walk on his own and may have suffered a concussion as a result. The incident occured on Saturday, March 7. Weinstein is being housed in an infirmary at the New York City jail with two “older gentlemen,” Engelmayer said. During his recent trial, Weinstein used a walker to get in and out of court. “He’s miserable but trying to be optimistic as best he can,” Engelmayer said. This comes days after he underwent a four-hour heart surgery to have a stent put in before he was then transported to the North Infirmary Command, which is for high profile inmates and inmates with healt...
Married nursery worker, 20, who had sex with a 13-year-old boy and had his baby, found guilty of three counts of sexual activity with a child
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Married nursery worker, 20, who had sex with a 13-year-old boy and had his baby, found guilty of three counts of sexual activity with a child

The 20-year-old married nursery worker who had sex with a 13-year-old boy and had his baby is now facing jail after being found guilty of three counts of sexual activity with a child. Leah Cordice from Windsor, Berkshire, who started sleeping with the boy when she was 17 at that time falsely claimed that the teenager raped her but a jury at Reading Crown Court rejected her claims. Following the verdict, a judge told the court that if Cordice was a male 'custody would be almost inevitable'. Judge Peter Clarke QC then told the jury: 'I have got to consider a custodial sentence. 'To be sexist about this, if Leah was a young man of 17 years and the complainant was a 13-year-old girl, the sentence would be almost inevitable as far as custody is concerned. 'It is all very unfo...
Coronavirus: Increase Prices Of Face Mask, Sanitizer and Go To Jail – FG
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Coronavirus: Increase Prices Of Face Mask, Sanitizer and Go To Jail – FG

The Federal Government has warned that suppliers and retailers using the excuse of coronavirus case in Nigeria to inflate protective apparel will be prosecuted. It said sellers of face masks and latex gloves, personal hygiene products like sanitizers and anti-bacterial wipes, have increased prices of the products which are necessary in preventing infection or spread of COVID-19. Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), on Saturday, released a meomo via FCCPC twitter handle, said the inordinate practice during national public health concern violates both moral codes and extant law. Babatunde Irukera, Chief Executive Officer, in a statement he signed, noted that abusing citizens’ sensitivity, apprehension, anxiety and vulnerability, especially during emergenc...
Coronavirus: Increase Prices Of Face Mask, Sanitizer and Go To Jail – FG
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Coronavirus: Increase Prices Of Face Mask, Sanitizer and Go To Jail – FG

Coronavirus may have been in Italy for weeks before it was detected Test results worry experts as new cases emerge in Nigeria, Mexico and New Zealand How the coronavirus has spread from Italy UK Buxton and Burbage, Derbyshire Primary school and GP surgery closed. Two people test positive Netherlands Two cases reported on 28 February linked to northern Italy France A 64-year-old man who recently returned to Annecy from Lombardy tests positive Denmark First case as a man returns from northern Italy on 24 February Germany Possible case under investigation after a patient returned from Italy Austria First cases as two 24-year-olds fall ill in Tyrol Croatia First case as a man who visited Milan between 19 and 21 February is diagnosed Spain Sports journalist who atte...
55-year-old Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Jail for Attempting to Rape his Daughter in Ekiti
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55-year-old Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Jail for Attempting to Rape his Daughter in Ekiti

A 55-year-old man, Bashiru Adeyanju, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison without an option of fine for attempting to rape his 17-year-old daughter. The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Ekiti State, Olawale Fapohunda, who led the prosecution team, told the court that the convict committed the offence on September 10, 2017, at No 30, Irona Street, Ado-Ekiti. He stated that the convict on the said date unlawfully attempted to have sexual intercourse with his 17-year-old daughter (name withheld). Fapohunda told the court that the victim said her father started having sexual intercourse with her since she was 10 years old after her mother walked out of their marriage. The victim added that her father always “gave her drugs to prevent pregnancy and threatened to...
God Did not Answer My Prayer on Olisa Metuh – Justice Okon Abang Reveals after Sentencing his Course Mate at Nigerian Law School to 7 years in Prison
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God Did not Answer My Prayer on Olisa Metuh – Justice Okon Abang Reveals after Sentencing his Course Mate at Nigerian Law School to 7 years in Prison

Justice Okon Abang, the Federal High Court Judge who handed over a 7 year jail sentence to Olisa Metuh in the N400m fraud case against him, was his course mate at the Nigerian Law School. Though the former PDP National Secretary accused his former course mate at the Nigerian Law School of being antagonistic to him and also lost a bid to get the case reassigned to another judge, Justice Okon Abang insisted that he did what was best for Metuh and also needed to act without fear or favour. Before ruling on the case, the Federal High Court Judge recounted how Metuh's lawyers ''humiliated the court'' and even took the matter to international press. Abang also disclosed that God did not answer his prayer for the case to be reassigned to another judge. He said on Tuesday February 25;...
Mother Arrested after She filmed Herself Performing Violent Smackdown on Baby boy During a Video Chat with his Father
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Mother Arrested after She filmed Herself Performing Violent Smackdown on Baby boy During a Video Chat with his Father

A mother filmed herself smacking her baby boy down to the floor during a video chat with the child's father, police and the child’s family said. Hanna Winch, 21, was arrested in Peru, Indiana, after police discovered a disturbing video that was posted on social media by the child’s grandparents. The footage shows a woman, alleged to be Winch,  smacking the ten-month-old boy down on the floor, sending him sprawling face-first across the floor. The camera then briefly pans up to show the face of a woman believed to be Winch. Police conducted a welfare check on the child on February 21 after they learned of the video. As they carried out their initial investigation, the video was released on social media, resulting in "numerous reports" to police and the Indiana Department of Chi...
FG To Jail Illegal Miners For Two Years Without Option Of Fine
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FG To Jail Illegal Miners For Two Years Without Option Of Fine

As part of measures being put in place to effectively regulate mining activities, the Federal Government is coming up with an all-encompassing policy to adequately unlock the potentials abound in the sector by encouraging and empowering local miners to take over the mining activities, thereby creating huge job opportunities for more Nigerian youths. Consequently, the Federal Government is currently working on Downstream Policy with a focus on mining activities centred on over 44 mineral resources for which the country is blessed, devising means through which mining activities will be boosted and combating illegal mining activities with a strict trial of any miners caught without necessary approval for mining. Speaking in Abeokuta on Tuesday during series of meetings with stakeholders...