BAYONNE, N.J. (WPIX/AP) — A woman convicted of strangling her husband with a chain link lamp cord has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
The Ogun state police command has arrested a 19-year-old apprentice welder in the Agbado area of the state, Kehinde Adeoye for the murder of his friend, Lukman Olawunmi(left), aged 17.
The FCT Police command has arrested three students of the University of Abuja over the death of their school mate, Emmanuel Balogun, who drowned in an Abuja hotel swimming pool.
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17-year-old Balogun was said to have gone to The Dome along with friends over the weekend, where they allegedly left him to drown in the pool and abandoned him afterwards.
According to CCTV footage obtained by the police, the suspects took the deceased’s phones, shoes, and money and returned to school without reporting the incident.
The deceased’s family was said to have been notified by a friend the following day.
Account by a family friend of the deceased has it that Balogun’s parents drove that Monday night to their son’s hostel but did not see him.
However, it was later they got information that a party was hosted for fresh year students at the hotel and had to visit the hotel where confirmed that there had been a case of drowning over the weekend.
According to her, “Later, the deceased’s uncle and I went to the police to see the CCTV footage of what transpired at the hotel. What I saw and later heard was unbelievable.
“From the CCTV, we noticed the deceased entered the pool with three of his friends and around 3.33am he started struggling in the pool. His friends were all watching him until he stopped struggling and drowned.
“They all left the pool immediately and one took his handset; the other took his trousers and brought out the money inside the pocket and wore his shoes. They left the hotel around 4.18am according to the footage we saw.”
The three friends were subsequently arrested alongside some hotel staff, even as one of the friends was said to have admitted that he could have rescued the deceased but the others stopped.
The undergraduate has reportedly been buried on instructions of his parents.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the FCT command, Danjuma Gejere, said investigations were on-going and suspects would be arraigned in court next week.
Controversial Ghanaian preacher, Bishop Daniel Obinim of The International God’s Way Church in Ghana has been filmed in a viral video praying for a woman to find a husband in a bizarre way.
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In the video, Pastor Obinim can be seen instructing the woman during a recent service to lay on a couch before going ahead to join her.
As soon as he was about to start praying for her, he wrapped his legs around her while the woman started kissing his hands as the prophet prayed for her breakthrough. Weird people everywhere…
Oluremi Adeleye, a 73 nanny convicted of murder in the U.S. for force-feeding a baby milk has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
According to Washington Post, the septuagenarian was found guilty of child abuse and second-degree murder by Prince George’s County Circuit Court, Judge Karen Mason.
“While I don’t find the defendant is an evil-intentioned baby slayer, I also don’t find her actions were accidental.” Mason said before handing down the sentence.
Prince George’s County prosecutors argued that the nanny unscrewed the lid of a baby bottle and poured nearly eight ounces of milk down 8-month-old Enita Salubi’s throat.
Adeleye, a native of Nigeria, testified in her own defense at her trial that she was “cup-feeding” the baby to ensure it didn’t go hungry, a custom in her home country.
She and her attorneys said that she did not mean to hurt the child and that Enita’s death was a “tragic accident.”
Adeleye had others testify in her defense, saying that cup-feeding — pouring liquid in one’s hand to feed children when they do not want to eat but need to be fed — was common in Nigeria.
“Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to kill your child,” Oluremi said in court on the day the judgement was delivered.
The child had roused the nanny from a nap, and the girl essentially drowned in milk while in Adeleye’s care in Glenarden on Oct. 24, 2016, prosecutors said at trial.
Enita’s mother, Nikia Porter, said at the sentencing that she moved from the South Side of Chicago to escape gun violence that could have put her family in danger.
“I didn’t want to lose my child to a stray bullet…. I lost her to a formula.”
Adeleye, opted for a bench trial, in which a judge weighed her fate instead of a jury.
In finding Adeleye guilty of all the charges against her, Mason said Adeleye lied to homicide detectives in recorded interviews about whether she unscrewed the cap of the bottle to feed the child.
The shifting story, Mason said, demonstrated a “consciousness of guilt.”
A middle-aged man residing in Yola, Adamawa State, has pleaded guilty to a charge of an attempt to defile a five-year-old girl.
Identified as Umaru Bello of Wurro-Chekke, the man is facing a one-count charge of ‘Attempt to commit an offence to rape,’ at the Upper Area Court 3, Yola.
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He told the court on Wednesday that it was true that he attempted to rape the minor.
“I took her to the bush with intention to have carnal knowledge of her but I changed my mind and did not go ahead with it,” he said.
He pleaded for leniency over the attempt to defile the girl,which according to a first information report (FIR) read to the court, occurred on April 24, 2019.
The case is being prosecuted by the Nigeria Police against the suspect.
The suspect was returned to prison custody as the presiding Judge, Hon Umaru Isah, adjourned commencement of hearing of the case to next Wednesday, May 1
An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday ordered that two men, Zacheaus Solomon and Ogedengbe Kennedy be remanded in prison for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl.
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Magistrate Olufunke Sule-Amzat, who did not take the pleas of the defendants, ordered that they should be remanded in Kirikiri Prison and the case file sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.
She adjourned the case until June 6.
The defendants, whose addresses were not provided, are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, assault and defilement, NAN reports.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Asp. Benson Emuerhi, told the court that the defendants committed the offence sometime in 2014 at Igando, a suburb in Lagos.
Emuerhi alleged that the defendants sexually assaulted the girl.
“The duo unlawfully and indecently assaulted the 9-year-old girl and defiled her.
He said the case was reported to the police at Ikotun Police Division by the girl’s mother.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Sections 135, 137 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 and Sections 10 and 27 of the Child’s Rights Law of Lagos State.