Saturday, 20 April 2019

April 20, 2019

Couple weep as they are sentenced to life for torturing their 13 kids

David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 50, were both sentenced on Friday to life in prison with possibility of parole in 25 years after pleading guilty to neglect and abuse of 12 of their 13 children.

According to Mailonline, two of their adult children, Jennifer, 30, and Joshua, 27, read victim impact statements to the court as they spoke publicly for the first time since being freed from their filthy home in January 2018.

Their parents broke down in tears as they listened to their children speak of the nightmares of being chained, beaten and starved in their home.
My parents took my whole life from me but now I’m taking my life back,’ Jennifer said shakily as she was comforted by a Labrador support dog called Raider. ‘I saw my dad change my mom. They almost changed me, but I realized what was happening.

‘I believe everything happens for a reason. Life may have been bad, but it made me strong. I fought to become the person I am. I’m a fighter, I’m strong and I’m shooting through life like a rocket.’

In sentencing the couple, judge Keith Schwartz put in place restraining orders preventing the Turpins from trying to contact their children from prison. The restraining orders will end at different times for each child, based on their age and whether they want to retain a relationship with their abusive parents.
April 20, 2019

Four Akwa Ibom State University students suspended for allegedly raping female student

Authorities of the Akwa Ibom State University have been suspended indefinitely for allegedly raping a female student.

A statement released by the Head, Directorate of Information, Public Relations and Protocol of the institution, Akaninyene Ibanga, states that the rape incident took place at the Obio Akpa Campus of the institution in Oruk Anam LGA.

The suspended students include Akpan, Udeme Matthew Essien, Godwin Fidelis Bassey Courage Joseph and Bassey Godspower Columbus.

According to Ibanga, the students were suspended by the university authorities as a normal procedure to allow the police investigate and establish their level of involvement in the crime.

He said the university would eventually expel the students based on the outcome of police investigations, adding that the police cannot exonerate them because the victim has a medical report to back up the investigation.
April 20, 2019

Photos: Imo police arrest Cultist for doing this to female job seekers

Men of the Imo state police command have arrested a suspected rapist and cultist who is notorious for luring job seekers, raping them and then taking their nude photos.

According to the police, the suspect whose name is Udochukwu Reginald, leads a gang of cultists who work with him.

On April 1st, Udochukwu and his gang members took two 18-year-old victims from Orodo Mbaitoli L.G.A on the pretence of going to offer them a job and on getting to their hide-out at Umuezuo Naze Owerri North L.G.A, the suspects blindfolded, raped and took the nude photographs of their victims. They were also given some concoction to drink.

Operatives of anti-kidnapping squad busted the hoodlum’s hideout, rescued the victims and arrested the suspect while other members of his gang took to their heels.

Items found on them include Female pants, phones, female handbags, charms and Bras.

When interrogated, the suspects confessed to being a member of the dreaded Vikings Confraternity.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

April 18, 2019

Police arrest 14-year-old suspected female kidnapper in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command on Wednesday, paraded a 14-year-old suspected female kidnapper alongside other suspects arrested for various crimes in the state.

Spokesperson for the Command, SP Isah Gambo said that on April 11, based on credible intelligence, the Command raided a criminal hideout at Sabon Layin Sira village, Kafur LGA of Katsina state.

"After a fierce encounter with the bandits, the Police team succeeded in dislodging them. A search was immediately carried out in the camp and the following exhibits were recovered:
One Travor-21 Rifle No.38801176
Seventy nine rounds of 5.6mm live ammunition
One unregistered Boxer Motorcycle
National ID Card"

"However, on the same date, one Safiya Alh Yakubu, ‘f’, aged 14yrs of Runka village, of Safana LGA of Katsina state was arrested roaming around the camp. In the course of investigation, she confessed to be the wife of the owner of the recovered rifle, one Alh Yakubu of Runka village, Safana LGA of Katsina state and mentioned three others now at large. Investigation is ongoing"
April 18, 2019

Angry man douses his wife with acid for demanding a divorce in Anambra State (Photo)

A man identified as Onyeachonam Chinwuba has splashed acid on his wife, Anurika, for demanding for divorce in Awka, Anambra State.

According to the State’s Commissioner for Women Affairs, Ndidi Mezue, the victim who had sought divorce, accusing her husband of living a questionable life, was with her husband in the Ministry, where their differences were thought to have been resolved.

It was after they left the Ministry that the husband reached for a bottle containing the acid and poured it on Anurika, causing serious burns on her face down to her body.

She was then rushed to the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, while the husband was arrested.

April 18, 2019

Photos: Body of a child found dumped beside an Anglican church in Anambra

According to an eyewitness report, the dead child was found in a carton beside a church. Read the post below;

A dead child found in awada obosi. beside ANGLICAN CHURCH OF, GOOD SHEPHERD NEPA ROAD By EZEIWEKA. AWADA OBOSI IDEMIRI NORTH L.G.A. ANAMBRA STATE. A mother killed her child put it inside a catorn came to the church field and dropped it..

 UMUNWANYI NA AJO OBI. God will never allow such a mother to go unpunish. what a heartless mother

April 18, 2019

Court sentences pastor to five years’ imprisonment for fraud

A pastor with a Pentecostal church, Fisayo Nehemiah, has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, after he was convicted of fraud.

Nehemiah was sentenced by the Chief Magistrate R. Davies-led court on Friday.

Our correspondent learnt that the convict obtained iron rods valued at N1,400,385 from a company, Mukaz Nigeria Limited, under false pretences.

He was also said to have issued a Diamond Bank dud cheque to the General Manager of the company, Alhaji Babalola Wasiu, as means of payment for the goods.

Nehemiah was arraigned on four counts of inducing the company to deliver the iron rods, obtaining the item under false pretences, conversion of the iron rods to his property, and presentation of a Diamond Bank dud cheque to the company as means of payment.

The defendant had pleaded not guilty to the four counts preferred against him.

The matter, which was first heard on April 13, 2014 at the Ijede Magistrates’ Court, was transferred to an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court after the magistrate handling the case at Ijede was transferred.

The prosecutor, Inspector Aminu Isaac, said trial commenced after efforts made by the court to ensure settlement failed.

According to him, the defendant obtained the goods under false pretences, which is punishable under sections 278 (1) (A) & (B), 284 and 285 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Isaac thanked the court for the judgement, saying justice delayed is not justice denied.

The charge, IKD/E/3A/2014, read in part, “That you, Fisayo Nehemiah, sometime between July 5 and 8, 2013, around 9am or thereabout in Mukaz Nigeria Limited, situate at Mile 13, Ikorodu Road, opposite Owode Onirin, in the Ikorodu Magisterial District, did induce the delivery of iron rods property of Mukaz Nigeria Limited to you, with the understanding to pay the giver, but refused to remit the proceeds of the sales to the giver, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 312 (1) – (3) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

“That you, Fisayo Nehemiah, at the aforementioned date, time and place, in the aforesaid magisterial district, did by means of entry into sales invoice or ledger account of Mukaz Nigeria Limited, obtain iron rods valued at N1,400,385 by false pretences or fraud, and incurred a liability to such extent of the aforesaid sum, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 313 (1) a & b of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”

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April 18, 2019

Everything about Lizzy are lies – Ex classmate

Lizzy, who was rescued by Pastor Tony Rapu from commercial sex and drug addiction, has been tagged a fraud by her supposed ex classmate, Perpetual.

Perpetual took to Instagram to call out Lizzy, saying she never attended Caleb Nursery and Primary School and Vivian Fowler Secondary School, and her name is Oluchi and not Lizzy.

She wrote this in reaction to the initial story of the rescued girl, who was reported to have attended both Caleb and Vivian Fowler.
In her statement while speaking with Pastor Tony Rapu, Lizzy had revealed that she attended the two schools.

See what Perpetual wrote below;

If I start dis girls story self una go tire. Her name is oluchi, nt Lizzy, we attended st peters nur & pry sch Alausa, later attended oregun high sch, oregun, her elder sister’s name is onyeka. Everything about her are lies. In 2017 I was going out with my friend on getting to alausa U” turn by radio bust stop near Zenith bank in Alausa, I saw oluchi , I cm down from d car and called her by name oluchi she recognized me from secondary sch, I asked her wat happened to her why was she begging she SD her son is I’ll and he’s in d hospital (lasuth) suffering from naval infection I was surprised hearing her saying she has a son, we drove dwn to UBA oregun branch withdrew some money via ATM and gv her never knew its money for crack and Igbo we gv her. I personally told her to remove her ijab cos of d smell I was perceiving we gv her d money and she entered keke and went. Her parents are late, her father was blind for a very long time b4 he died, not quite long too dia mum died lived In a room apartment with her family in Oregun, we practically grew up in d same are b4 dey moved out. B4 d drugs twas jumping from One guy to d other den in sch. Am nt trying to spoil her but its better u cm out plain and honest . and am hearing Vivian fowler and Caleb.

April 18, 2019

19-year-old commits suicide over fear that she was ugly

A 19-year-old aspiring actress identified as, Shante Stephenson, committed suicide by hanging over fear that she was ugly.

Shante Stephenson, would often compare herself to friends online – struggling with low self-esteem over her appearance and after recently losing her job.

Tragically, Walthamstow Coroners’ Court heard the teen had taken her life just a week after being assessed as “no longer in crisis” by the NHS.

The inquest also heard Shante was supposed to have medication delivered to her the day she died but it was delivered two days late.

Dr William Travers, at the time a consultant psychiatrist with the Impart home treatment team, said he had met the teen a week after one of her first suicide attempts.

He said: “It seemed to have been triggered by an experience she had performing a role in a theatre show case, she didn’t think she performed it well, and she was dwelling on it, replaying it over and over in her mind.”

Dr Travers added the teen revealed how she had struggled with her weight and feelings of being inadequate. He said:

“She told me that since the age of 11 she was focused on not being good enough, with regard to her career ambitions and her physical appearance in particular. “She was continuously comparing herself to her peers and frequently looking at multiple social media sites.”

The young woman had been referred to an NHS crisis team but she was formally discharged on June 22 – five days before her death.

Experts told the inquest she had seemed “positive” and “optimistic” about the future at the time.

The inquest heard that anti-depressant discharge medication was arranged for Shante and was to be delivered on June 27, the day she passed away, but arrived two days after on June 29.

The coroner passed on his “deepest condolences” to Shante’s father Ian Stephenson, who attended the inquest.
April 18, 2019

9 prisoners regain freedom in Imo

Nine inmates of the Federal Prison, Owerri, have regained their freedom, courtesy of the jail delivery session carried out by the Imo State Chief Judge, Justice Paschal Nnadi.

The lucky inmates included Anayo Akuneme, Paul Okoro, Chimaobi Nwosu, Ifeanyi Ekezie, Solomon Igbosoroeze, Chukwuka Emeribe, Onyinye Ekegha, Emmanuel Christopher and Eze Maduabuchi.

Speaking before the commencement of the exercise, Justice Nnadi explained that the law empowers the State Chief Judge to periodically look into the status of prison inmates, with a view to setting free, those that may have spent more time than they would have, if properly convicted.

He recalled that when a similar exercise was conducted late last year, no fewer than 29 inmates were set free.

“The jail delivery exercise would continue after the Easter break. I have no doubt that what we are doing today will ultimately add up to the people’s happiness during the Easter festivities”, Justice Nnadi said.

The Chief Judge ordered that the cases of three detainees, Fidelis Allison, Samuel Okoroafor and Christiana Eze, who were not aware of the pendency of their matters, should resume immediately in court, wherever they are listed.

Justice Nnadi charged all the freed detainees to “refrain from anything that would bring you back into confinement. You must be of good behaviour and an asset to the society”, Nnadi said.

Vanguard recalls that the Federal Prison Owerri, which was constructed by the colonial masters to take care of about 500 is today, housing 2,127 inmates.

According to the statistics displayed on board, 2,069 inmates are males, 58 are females, while only 214 are convicted and serving their terms in the prison.