Category: Crime

Police declare 8 people wanted in connection with the disappearance of Major General Idris Alkali

The Plateau state police command has declared eight people wanted in connection with the missing Major General Idris Alkali – a retired former Chief of Administration at Army headquarters.

These suspects are said to be the masterminds of the disappearance and its execution.

A statement released by the police PRO, DSP Tyopev Tarneer, individually described each of the suspects.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts should report to the nearest police facility or call – 08038907662, 09053872296 or 08075391844.

The suspects:
Da Chuwang Samuel (aka Morinho). He is 28 years old. Dark in complexion, has no tribal markson his face and is tall. He is a pabel beater by profession and Berom by tribe.

He speaks berom, hausa and english fluently. His phone number is 08063644429.

Nyam Samuel (aka Soft Touch). He is 25 year old, tall, dark in complexion and hos no tribal marks on his face. He is a panel beater by profession and Berom by tribe. He speaks hausa, berom and english fluently.

Mathew Wrang (aka Amesco). He is 27 years old, tall and dark in complexion with no tribal marks on his face. He has Adams Apple, is married. He is Berom by tribe and speaks hausa, berom and english fluently.

Pam Gyang Dung (aka Boss). He is 53 years old with an upoer gap too. Dark in complexion, tall with no marks on his face. He has a bald head and his occupation is farming and mining. He is Berom by tribe. He speaks hausa, berom and english fluently.

Chuwang Istifanus Pwajok Stephen (aka Tifa). He is 46 years old, light in complexion and has mustache, tall and has no tribal mark on his face. He is a surveyor and businessman by occupation. He is Berom by tribe. He speaks hausa, berom and english fluently.

Timothy Chuan. He is 26 years old, light in complexion, tall and has no tribal marks on his face. He is married and a tipper driver as well as sand vendor by occupation. He is Berom by tribe, speaks hausa, berom and english fluently. His phone number is 09081177173.

Moses Gyang (aka Boss). He is 25 years old, light in complexion, tall, keeps afro hair and has no tribl marks on his face. He is married and Berom by tribe. He speaks hausa, berom and english fluently. 1.66 meters tall, bald head, has no tribal marks on his face.

Yakubu Rap. He is 52 years old, dark in complexion. He is the Distruct head of Dura. He is married with children and is Berom by tribe. He speaks hausa, berom and english fluently.


Xenophobia: Nigerian-owned Shops Set Ablaze In Renewed Xenophobia Attack in South Africa

Nigerians have lost more than nine shops in new xenophobia attack to arsonists in Hillbrow, central Johannesburg.

The Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Mr Habib Miller, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on the telephone from Pretoria on Monday that South Africans allegedly committed the act.

Miller said that the union had informed the Nigerian Mission in South Africa and was expecting their response to the development.“Nine Nigerian businesses have been looted and burnt.

The incident began on Sunday and continued till Monday, Oct. 22. “Businesses affected range from restaurants, internet cafe, bar, groceries and stores. “ At the time of the incident, electricity in the area was cut off.

One of the businesses affected is owned by Mr C.J. Ubah, a bar owner at Fife Street,’’ he said.
Miller called on the police to come to the rescue of Nigerians by protecting their lives and property. “The union is monitoring the situation.

We have not received any report of casualty on any Nigerian, but the situation is still tense because there are fears that the looting will resume in the night.

“We have also advised Nigerians in the area to adopt safety measures by being alert,’’ Miller said. NAN reports that xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa hit a high magnitude in 2016 but it had occurred in 2015, when a series of attacks were carried out on nationals of foreign countries.

In that attack nationals of Zimbabwe and Nigeria bore the brunt of the violence.

That particular incident was attributed to the inciting words of the Zulu king who called on all foreigners to leave the country.

Prior to that time there had been reported attacks in 1998, 2000, 2008, 2009 and 2013. In 2013, the Governments of Nigeria and South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding to reinforce diplomatic ties with the hope of preventing further attacks.

The events of 2016 and 2017 have proven that those efforts were in vain. The recurrence of these attacks without a doubt raise the question as to why they are common to South Africa.

Indeed, at a loss to understand why Nigerians have been targeted, many reasons have been adduced as being responsible, the most amusing of which is the claim that South Africans involved in the attack were acting upon false information that foreigners, including Nigerians were taking away their jobs and women! At least no fewer than 184 Nigerians have been killed in xenophobic attacks between 2016 and this year.

Pastor Timothy Omotoso’s Lawyer Accused Of Rape In South Africa

The lawyer of Nigerian pastor accused of rape in South Africa , Peter Daubermann, is going to be reported to the General Council of the Bar, according to reports.

This comes after the Commission on Gender Equality received many complaints over his aggressive cross-examination of Cheryl Zondi.

The 22-year-old was testifying against Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso in the Port Elizabeth High Court.
Daubermann is representing the pastor and his co-accused Lusanda Sulani (36) and Zukiswa Sitho (26).
They are charged with rape, human trafficking and sexual assault.

On Wednesday afternoon, Daubermann had to be rescued by police after a group of women attacked him.

Judge Mandela Makaula has intervened a number of times to stop Daubermann from asking Zondi embarrassing questions.
Commission chairwoman Lulama Nare said they respected the independence of the courts, but victimisation of women could not be allowed.

“I hope the law protects this girl,” she said.
The trial will continue on Monday when a new witness is expected to take the stand.

#SURE-P: N5bn FRAUD, EFCC re-arraigns ex-Katsina State governor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has re-arraigned former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shehu Shema before
Justice Hadiza Rabiu Shagari on a 26-count charge of Conspiracy and Money Laundering.

Shema is accused of laundering N5,776,552,396 (Five Billion, Seven Hundred and Seventy Six Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand, Three Hundred and Ninety Six Naira Only) which was allegedly stolen from the account of Katsina State SURE-P.

He is alleged to have conspired with one Idris Kwado who is on the run, to perpetrate the fraud.

Shema’s re-arraignment was sequel to the transfer of the trial judge, Justice Babagana Ashgar , to another division of the Federal High Court.

One of the charge against the former governor reads that “ You Ibrahm Shehu Shema whilst being the Executive Governor of Katsina State on or about the 17th February, 2014 at Katsina, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did indirectly control the sum of N502,216,400 (Five Hundred and Two Million, Two Hundred and Sixteen Thousand, Four Hundred Naira Only), withdrawn from Katsina State SURE-P account No.5030053838 domiciled at Fidelity Bank Plc, Katsina Branch meant for peace education, advocacy and mediation programme which money you ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit; Fraud and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15(2) (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and punishable under section 15(3) of the same Act”.

Shema pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
Prosecution counsel J.S. Okutepa, SAN requested a date for trial in view of the plea of the defendant.

Counsel representing the defendant A.T. Kehinde, SAN informed the court that his client was earlier granted bail by the previous judge who is now transferred and urge the court to allow the defendant to continue with his bail and on the same conditions.

Following no objection from the prosecution,
Justice Shagari ruled that Shema should continue on the terms of the bail terms earlier granted him by court. The matter has been adjourned to 13 November, 2018 .

Monk bags 16 years in prison for raping and impregnating 13-year-old girl in China

A court in Bangkok on Wednesday sentenced a former Buddhist monk known for his jet-set lifestyle to 16 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old girl who he also impregnated years ago.

Wirapol Sukphol became infamous when he appeared in a 2013 YouTube video in his monk’s robe aboard a private jet wearing aviator sunglasses with a Louis Vuitton carry-on by his side.

He was defrocked amid accusations that he had sexual relations with women – a major violation of the precepts guiding monks’ behavior – and had impregnated one. Because of the furor, he fled to the United States, where he was arrested in 2016 and extradited last year.

On Wednesday, the Ratchada Criminal Court in Bangkok handed Wirapol two eight-year prison terms, one for violating a minor under 15 and another for rape.

Wirapol is already serving a lengthy prison sentence. In August, the same court sentenced him to 114 years in connection with funds he fraudulently raised from followers.

He was found guilty of fraud, money laundering and violation of the computer crime act for spending money he had solicited for Buddhist statuary and temple improvements instead on cars and luxury goods.

Legal technicalities capped the 114-year sentence at 20 years, meaning he will now serve a 36-year prison sentence.

Wednesday’s court ruling said prosecutors charged that Wirapol abducted a 13-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her from January 2000 to the middle of 2001, during which time she also became pregnant.

The victim, now 32, said she was satisfied with Wednesday’s sentencing.

She said she would present the ruling to the Sisaket Juvenile and Family Court, where she has filed a lawsuit against Wirapol requesting 40 million baht (USD$1.2 million) in child support in a case the court had put on hold pending Wednesday’s ruling.

She said Wirapol had initially provided her 10,000 baht per month to take care of their child but he gradually stopped the payments.
According to the Department of Special Investigation, Wirapol at one point had accumulated assets estimated at 1 billion baht ($30.1 million).

During a shopping spree from 2009 to 2011, he bought 22 Mercedes Benz cars worth 95 million baht ($2.9 million), the department said.

An earlier civil court ruling ordered the confiscation of 43.5 million baht ($1.3 million) from Wirapo.

Former Chief of Air Staff Arrested For Money Laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed an amended charge against the former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu and others at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Presiding Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke adjourned and fixed November 6 for the fresh arraignment, which seek to reduced the initial 36-count criminal charge to 13.

Amosu was charged, alongside former Nigeria Air Force’s Chief of Accounts and Budgeting, Air Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun and a former Director of Finance and Budget, Air Commodore Olugbenga Gbadebo.

The EFCC said the trio, on or about March 5, 2014 in Lagos, conspired to convert N21,467,634,707.43 property of the NAF, which sum they reasonably ought to have known forms part of proceeds of your unlawful activities to wit: criminal breach of trust.

The alleged offence is contrary to Section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and punishable under Section 15(3).

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge when they were first arraigned before Justice Mohammed Idris, who was elevated to the Court of Appeal after the EFCC had called several witnesses in the trial.

When the case came up on Monday before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke who took over from Justice Idris, prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, said he filed an amended charge.

But defence counsels, Bolaji Ayorinde and Norrisson Quakers said they would challenge the charge.

The defendants were also accused of transferring N1billion on September 2 and 4, 2014 from the NAF to Rite Options Oil and Gas Ltd and Juda Oil Ltd.

They were alleged to have made several other transfers amounting to N21billion to different companies such as Delfina Oil and Gas Ltd, Mcallan Oil And Gas Ltd, Lebol Oil and Gas Ltd, Trapezites Bureau De Change, Hebron Housing and Properties Company Ltd, Deegee Oil and Gas Ltd and Timsegg Investment Ltd.

Four Men Arrested For or Vandalizing Cable Worth N10m in Akure

The Officials of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence (NSCDC) have arrested four men for destroying cables worth over ten million naira which belong to Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).

The suspects were arrested while moving the cables in a vehicle to their buyers.

Parading the suspects in Akure, the state commandant of the NSCDC, Pedro Ideba said the suspects would be charged to court to serve as a deterrent to others.

Also paraded was a man who is pretending to be a lunatic
Ideba said an alert of a deposit of over one million was found on his phone.
The suspects confessed to the crime and have been handed over to the police for onward prosecution.

Man Fakes His Son’s Death With A Log Of Wood (Photos)

A 30-year-old father, Kafeero aka Ivan K, shocked residents of Lusaka, Zambia after he faked his son’s death with a log of wood and fleeing after he was busted.

The lie was busted after residents gathered to mourn his son, Junior which was followed by a vigil. However after the mourners insisted on seeing the boy’s corpse to pay their last respect, they only saw a log of wood in the casket.

Though no one knows why Kafeero will fake his son’s death, however the police has long arrested the funeral service team for questioning as it was gathered that the boy’s father escaped in his car and is still at large.

According to a Facebook user John Bosco Mulyowa who shared the story wrote;

Drama ensued at Lusaaka, Kalisiizo Kyotera District after a one Kafeero, 30, Commonly known as Ivan K, announced the death of his ‘son’ Junior.

As is the norm, residents gathered at the home of Kafeero to mourn the passing of his ‘son,’ which was followed by a vigil. However, all hell broke loose in the night when mourners demanded to view the body of the deceased, and pay their last respect.

Police then engaged in running battles with the mourners when they attempted mob justice on Kafeero after they were tipped off that the whole funeral was a hoax.

The mourners overpowered the funeral managers and on opening the coffin, they only found a log.
In the melee that ensued, Kafeero managed to escape in his car and is still at large. Police that had deployed at the scene later arrested the funeral service team for further questioning.

EFCC demands refund of N1.3bn from Fayose

Legal fireworks are expected in the coming days between the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Fayose finally honoured an invitation by the EFCC on Tuesday after losing his immunity from prosecution and arrest.

It was learnt that the ex-governor was explicitly asked to write a statement explaining how he spent N1.3bn he allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser through a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, during the build-up to the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State.

The commission also asked him to return the money.

A source at the EFCC, however, told the PUNCH correspondent that the former governor refused to admit to collecting the money.

He said, “We have treated Fayose with respect since he arrived in our office. We asked him about the money he received from Obanikoro and when he would return it but he is denying everything.

“He said in his statement on oath that he never received any money despite the overwhelming evidence. The man is refusing to cooperate despite the overwhelming evidence we have.”

It was learnt that as of 7 pm on Tuesday, the former governor was still writing his statement.

The funds allegedly traced to Fayose were said to be part of the N4.7bn allegedly handed to Obanikoro by the then National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.)

While about N1.3bn was given to Fayose, another N1.3bn was also handed over to the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State in 2014, Senator Iyiola Omisore.

The funds were said to have been transported from Lagos to Ekiti State by air.

Since the investigation began in 2015, the EFCC has interrogated over 20 persons.

Apart from Obanikoro and Omisore, others interrogated by the EFCC include Captain Ahmed Borodo, the pilot whose plane was allegedly chartered by Obanikoro; Aide-de-Camp to Obanikoro, Lt. Olumide Adewale; and Fayose’s aide, Abiodun Agbele (who is standing trial for allegedly receiving the funds on behalf of Fayose).

Others interrogated include bureau de change operators and senior bank executives.

“Despite the statements made by all these people indicating that Fayose received money, the man is still denying the allegations,” an EFCC detective said.

However, Fayose’s lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), said Fayose would not compromise himself in the name of administrative bail.

Ozekhome said Fayose’s accounts had already been frozen by the commission and was already in court over the matter.

On whether Fayose would return the money as demanded by the EFCC, Ozekhome said, “Which money are they saying he should return? Has he said any money is with him? They won’t dare tell him to return the money.

“Fayose is not like other Nigerians that the EFCC will bamboozle and force and blackmail to make refunds. Why tell a man to refund the money he has not admitted to receiving when the matter is in court.

“If they offer him an administrative bail with no strings attached, which is not a Greek gift, then he should take it.”

20-year-old Indian model murdered by friend, body found stuffed in bag

The body of a 20-year-old model was found stuffed in a travel bag in a bush near Mindspace, Malad (West), on Monday.

Within four hours of getting a call from a person who spotted the bag, the police arrested a second-year college student who lives in Millat Nagar, Andheri (West), for Mansii Dixit’s murder.

The student, Muzzamal Sayyed (19), told the police Dixit was in his flat when they had a scuffle and he hit her with a stool, inadvertently killing her.

Dixit hailed from Kota, Rajasthan, and had been living in Andheri (West) for six months. The police said Sayyed had befriended her through a common friend during a get-together.
The Bangur Nagar police station received a call about the bag around 3pm.

“Two policemen rushed to the spot and opened the traveler’s bag. Dixit’s face was strapped with strings and her body was wrapped in cushion, with a bedsheet rolled over,” said a police officer.

Almost immediately, DCP (Zone XI) Sangramsinh Nishandar formed a team, which checked footage from CCTV cameras near the spot where the bag was found.

After looking at several vehicles, the team saw a cab stopping at the spot and a youngster getting out of it with a traveler’s bag. The team followed the cab’s CCTV trail (from cameras installed on roads) and found Sayyed leaving it after travelling a few kilometers.

CCTV footage then showed Sayyed taking an autorickshaw. After sometime, he alights from it.
“He then hires another cab to go to his Andheri residence. We found him alighting from the cab at Oshiwara.

We managed to get details of the cab driver and with his help managed to locate the building where Sayyed stays alone,” said a police officer.

#BokoHaram: Nigerians Blow Hot To Killing Of Hauwa Leman

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, executed Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and this was confirmed in a short clip seen by a special correspondent with an online news outlet.

Ms Liman was kidnapped alongside others in March in Rann, Borno State, when the insurgents attacked a camp for displaced persons.One of the kidnapped aid workers, Saifura Khorsa, had been killed in September.

Reacting to the murder of Ms Liman, the Nigerian government said it is shocked and saddened at the Monday killing.The government said the aid worker was killed despite the actions taken by the government and the widespread appeal to save the young woman.

After the September murder of Ms Khorsa, the Boko Haram released a video threatening to kill Ms Liman and Leah Sharibu, one of the schoolgirls abducted at Government Secondary School, Dapchi in Yobe State last year.

Nigerians are furious and below are some of Tweeter reactions:

#Hauwa: Buhari, Atiku react to the killing of aid worker by Boko Haram

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar have reacted to the killing of another aid worker, Hauwa Liman by a faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).

Liman, a worker for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was abducted in March this year and executed her after the Federal Government failed to meet their demands.

The official twitter account of the Presidency posted: “The Federal Government is shocked and saddened at the killing of another aid worker by Boko Haram on Monday, despite the actions taken by the government and the widespread appeal to save the young woman.”

Atiku Abubakar on his part said: “I’m deeply saddened by the murder of Hauwa Leman, an ICRC aid worker, by terrorists. I implore the Federal Government to deploy every reasonable tool at its disposal to bring Leah Shuaibu and all the children in Boko Haram captivity home.”

According to TheCable, one of its correspondent saw a clip of the execution, quoted ISWAP as saying, “We have kept our word exactly as we said, by killing another humanitarian worker, Hauwa Liman, who is working with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) that were abducted during a raid on a military facility in Rann, Kala Balge in March 2018.

Saifura and Hauwa were killed because they are considered as Murtads (apostates) by the group because they were once Muslims that have abandoned their Islam, the moment they chose to work with the Red Cross, and for us, there is no difference between Red Cross and UNICEF.”

The Federal Government has strongly condemned the killing which comes less than a month after the terrorists murdered another aid worker – Saifura Ahmed – who was abducted along with Hauwa and another of their colleagues.

In an official statement issued in London on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, described the killing as dastardly, inhuman and ungodly.

It is very unfortunate that it has come to this,” he decried. “Before and after the deadline issued by her abductors, the Federal Government did everything any responsible government should do to save the aid worker.”

Mr Mohammed added, “As we have been doing since these young women were abducted, we kept the line of negotiations open all through. In all the negotiations, we acted in the best interest of the women and the country as a whole.”

We are deeply pained by this killing, just like we were by the recent killing of the first aid worker. However, we will keep the negotiations open and continue to work to free the innocent women who remain in the custody of their abductors.”According to TheCable, the insurgents have threatened to enslave Leah and the remaining aid worker, Alice Ngaddah, a Christian who works with UNICEF.

According to TheCable, the insurgents have threatened to enslave Leah and the remaining aid worker, Alice Ngaddah, a Christian who works with UNICEF.

Leah is the only one out of the 110 girls abducted at the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, on February 19, 2018, who is still in captivity. She was held back by the terrorists for refusing to renounce her faith.

#Ganduje: “We cannot comment on a matter that is already before a law court.”- APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has spoken on the allegations of bribe-taking levelled against Kano Governor, Umar Ganduje. The party said since Ganduje had gone to court, it could not take a position on the matter.

“The matter is in court, the governor has taken the medium to court,” party spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu told reporters. +“We cannot comment on a matter that is already before a law court.” The governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje could face impeachment if found guilty on the bribery allegations

The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday constituted a seven-man committee to investigate the authenticity of the video recording of alleged bribing taking by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje. The video of Ganduje allegedly receiving bribe from a contractor was published by an online Newspaper.The committee was constituted following a motion of urgent public importance filed by the member representing Warawa constituency, Alhaji Labaran Madari and seconded by member representing Kano Municipal constituency, Baffa Danagundi.

The Office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice is challenging the implausible and eccentric posting of the cloned video that went viral in a court of law considering the gravity of the caricature, which indicates the extent to which mischievous elements can go to discredit public figures by wielding non-existent scandals against them.

“A mere observation of the cloned video clearly shows that the video is doctored and disjointed with no material facts or evidence to prove the allegations, other than a callous attempt to tarnish the hard earned image of the office and the person of the Governor”.

Madari pointed out that the House has the mandate to investigate any matter in order to ensure peace and harmony in the state. Speaking during the plenary, the Majority Leader, Alhaji Baffa Babba Danagundi advised the executive arm of government to halt from filing in a case before a court of law on the alleged video clip.

According to him, the state Assembly has the constitutional mandate to investigate issues like this. The matter which gained the support of the legislatures was deliberated on the floor of the house, presided over by speaker Kabiru Rurum. Speaking while ruling on the deliberation, Rurum urge the committee to investigate the matter and submit its reports within one month.

The committee which is headed by Danagundi has Labaran Madari, the Chief Whip, Zubairu Massu as members. Others members of the committee are Garba Ya’u Gwarmai, Abdulaziz Garba Gafasa and Abubakar Uba Galadima, while Mujitaba Aminu would serve as the committee secretary.

Meanwhile, the Kano House of Assembly has opened probe of videos showing Ganduje, collecting stacks of dollars in bribe. Raising a matter of urgent public importance on Monday, a member representing Warawa Constituency, Labaran Madari, said the assembly should investigate the authenticity of the video and take measures.

Madari said the videos had brought the institution of governance in the state to disrepute, and therefore the need for the legislators to take urgent action. The matter was seconded by Baffa Dan’Agundi, a member representing Kano Municipal.

Responding, the speaker, Alhassan Rurum, constituted a seven-man committee to investigate the matter and report back to the assembly.Members of the committee include Baffa Dan’Agundi (Kano Municipal) as chairman; Labaran Madari (Warawa) member; Garba Gafasa (Ajingi), member; and Zubairu Masu, (Sumaila) member.

Others are Ayuba Labaran (Kabo) member; Abubakar Galadima (Bebeji), member; Garba Yau Gwarmai (Kunchi/Tsanyawa), member and; Mujtafa Amin, secretary.

Man Who Raped His Newborn Daughter Sentenced To 240 Years

A father who raped his newborn daughter and crushed her body so hard that he broke her ribs and legs has been jailed for 240 years.

Patricio Medina, 27, was in a “meth-fuelled haze” when he sexually assaulted his one-month-old daughter at their home.

A court heard the monster father squeezed the girl’s ribs, shook her and crushed her body against his so violently he shattered her ribs and legs.

Medina confessed his wicked acts to an inmate in jail ahead of his trial. During the trial, he denied aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than six, two counts of injury to a child and two counts of endangering a child.
But on Thursday, he was convicted on each charge and sentenced to three 80-year jail terms in Texas, US.

The court heard cops were called to Medina’s home in Waco, Texas, in March 2014 after getting a report of abuse to a newborn baby. They found Medina high on meth and arrested the dad.

Gabrielle Massey, prosecuting, told jurors:
My question is what has he done to deserve anything less than life?
What more horrific of a crime could there be for a man who is supposed to love and protect the life he brought into this world, and instead, he shatters her body in sick sexual fulfillment.

All that baby needed was love and safety. The man that was supposed to give that to her instead taught her the true horrors of the world.
Thank God he did not kill her tiny body, but he killed her soul.

Medina, who was also fined $10,000 (£7600), will serve at least 80 years before he is eligible for parole.
The child’s mother, Lisa Montoya, was also charged with abandoning/endangering a child.

The affidavit states she put the child in imminent danger of death, bodily injury or physical or mental impairment by not reporting the abuse to the authorities.

The girl, now aged four, is now said to be “doing well” in the care of a family who adopted her and her two siblings, Mail Online reports.

School Teacher Charged Over ‘Sexual Affair’ With 10-Year-Old Pupil (Photos)

A female teacher and part-time model has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a 10-year-old boy.

Police in Toronto were called when claims of an inappropriate relationship between married Krystal Wilson and her pupil became public.
The Toronto Sun reports the Ajax elementary school teacher, who is also a talented singer, is accused of sex-related offences involving the youngster.

Durham Regional Police told the paper that Wilson, who is also known to students at Krystal Clunis, of Whitby, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference with one of her male students.
It’s claimed the incidents took place while Wilson was teaching at Da Vinci Public School in Ajax during the 2017-18 s chool year.

CTV reports she currently teaches at Roland Michener Public School in Ajax.
But Police revealed she has also taught at Vincent Massey Public School and Dr SJ Phillips, both in Oshawa.

The Toronto Sun said in September, Wilson also appeared as a teacher in a commercial for radio station CHFI.
In it, she welcomes morning hosts Darren Lamb and Maureen Holloway.
The paper said she is a keen singer using the name Krystal Voice.

A statement from the Durham District School Board said the teacher is on leave and added that it is “cooperating with the Durham Children’s Aid Society and the Durham Regional Police Service.”
Constable George Tudos told CTV: “We want to make sure that if anyone has any information that they contact their regional police sexual assault unit.”

The teacher was released on $5,000 bail with conditions she can’t be with anyone under 14 unless accompanied by an adult over 21 years of age.

Nigerian Man Declared Wanted By Police In California, N9M Reward Involved

The Police authorities in California, USA, have declared a Nigerian man wanted in connection with series of crimes.

The suspect identified as Agboghidi Irabornehi, 24, has been declared wanted by the Fugitive Recovery Warrant Division in connection with armed robbery, carjacking, assault with a firearm.

According to a police statement, the suspect’s last known location(s) are Moreno Valley, CA/ Calabasas, CA/ Pasadena, in California.

The police also offered a $25,000 (almost N9million) reward for anyone who will provide them with information that would lead to the arrest of the young man who has gone into hiding.

Man Steals 52 Computers, Within 3 Weeks of Being Employed

A 31-year-old salesman has been arrested after he allegedly connived with robbers to break into his employer’s shop in Ogun state and cart away valuables.

Michael Daniel was arrested following a complaint by Ms Titilayo Ero of Dorf Royal Events Centre, Asero, Abeokuta, police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi said.

He said the woman reported that she had about 52 computer monitors in her store only for her to discover in August that the store had been burgled and all the monitors were stolen.

He added:
Detectives swiftly moved into action and invited the salesman who was barely three weeks old in the employment of the centre.

When he was thoroughly interrogated, he confessed to being the brain behind the dastardly act.

He said the suspect explained that he invited one Smith Ajao, 23, to join him in the night for the operation. Ajao was later traced to a hotel in Sango Ota and was arrested.

The police spokesperson said the suspects led detectives to Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos, where 48 of the computer monitors were recovered.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

53-Year-Old Suspected Ritualist Arrested In Lagos

A 53-year old man, Rasaq Dosa, may likely face murder charge after he was caught with human parts which he claimed that he stole from a cemetery in Lagos.

The suspected ritualist was apprehended at the popular Atan Cemetery located in Yaba, Lagos.
He was caught after he went to the cemetery at night, exhumed the body of someone buried there, took the skull and escaped.

However, unknown to Dosa there had been instances of complaint over missing corpses and the management fortified security at the cemetery that eventually accosted him and found him with the human skull.

He was accused of killing the person he was found with the skull and handed over to the police at SCIID Panti, for investigation over alleged murder.

But Dosa denied ever killing any person and confessed that he only went to the cemetery to steal the skull for spiritual purposes.

The police did not believe him and he was charged before the Ebute Metta Magistrates Court for being in possession of a human part.

The prosecutor, Inspector Adams, informed the court that Dosa was found with the human part.

Thus, the Presiding Magistrate, Mr. A.O. Kolamofe, remanded him in prison custody and directed the prosecutor to duplicate his file and send to DPP for advice.

However, it was gathered that Dosa may face murder charge because he was unable to convince the police that he did not kill the victim he had his skull when he was arrested and charged to court.

Woman package 3Yrs in Jail For Trying To Sell House Owned By Her Parents

A woman has been jailed for three years for trying to sell a flat owned by her parents.

Valerie Edwards, 52, was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for fraud at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London on Wednesday, 10 October.
She entered a guilty plea on the opening day of her trial, on 1 October.
In the spring of 2017, Valerie Edwards became aware that her father and step-mother were not going to be residing at the flat they owned in Woolaston Road, N4 for a few months.

Her step-mother had travelled to the Carribean to look after a sick relative, and she subsequently put her husband into a care home while she was away.
In May 2017, Edwards approached an estate agent and arranged for the flat to be offered directly to potential buyers looking for a flat in the area.
She was very clear that the property should not be advertised for sale publicly. A buyer was found and a sale price of £340,000 agreed.
The estate agent referred Edwards to a solicitor to provide the conveyance on the purchase.

The solicitor refused to facilitate the sale without permission from the owners.
Edwards explained that the owners were in hospital and unable to attend his offices.
Edwards also provided the solicitor with numerous forms of identification, including a Power Of Attorney and a signed letter stating that Edwards had permission to sell the flat.

On Thursday, 8 June 2017, a neighbour of the property noticed people removing the contents of the flat.
When approached, the removal men explained that the flat had been sold and the new owner was having it cleared.
The neighbour contacted the owners and informed them of the activity at the flat, also giving them the details of the person who had unwittingly bought their property.

The victim contacted the solicitor who had dealt with the sale explaining that Valerie Edwards did not have any right to sell the property. The solicitor called Action Fraud and contacted the bank involved in the transfer of funds.

The bank was able to freeze £337,000 of the £340,000 selling price. The flat has since been returned to its rightful owners.

Mother And Son Bags 8yrs In Jail For Robbery (Photos)

A mother and son have been jailed for a total of 16 years after an elderly man was stabbed during a robbery in which his pension was stolen.

Joanne Hatwell, 46, was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment on Thursday, 11 October at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London alongside her son, Ryan Hatwell, 27, who was also sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment.

Ryan Hatwell pleaded guilty to robbery and possession of an offensive weapon for which he was sentenced to six-and-a-half years and one-and-a-half years imprisonment respectively, to run consecutively.

His mother was found guilty of robbery, on Monday, 8 October at the same court.

The court heard how the pair targeted a vulnerable 75-year-old man on Monday, 9 April after he had gone to his local post office in Harold Hill to withdraw his pension.

The victim went to the post office in Peterfields Road, Romford at around 15:50 hours, 10 minutes away from where he lived and withdrew £160.

Following this he entered a number of shops and was approached by a woman who he recognised as living nearby but didn’t know her name.

The woman followed him home and before he was able to open his front door she informed him, he would be robbed.

Another man joined the woman and threatened to stab victim if he did not hand over his money. The victim refused and he was stabbed in the leg.

The suspects made off and a neighbour who witnessed the aftermath of the attack came to the victim’s aid and called police.

The victim was taken to an east London hospital with stab wounds to his leg which were not life threatening or life changing, eventually making a full recovery.
Detectives from the East Area Command Unit began a full investigation, trawling CCTV in the area to identify the suspects responsible.

Local enquires were conducted and CCTV was found from the Petersfields Road shops that showed the victim talking to the female suspect.

It was established that the woman was Joanne Hatwell and the man, was her son Ryan Hatwell both known to police.

Officers attended their home address and arrested them on 10 April on suspicion of robbery and they were taken into custody.

EFCC Vows To Arrest Innoson Motors Boss, Innocent Chukwuma Over Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has vowed to ensure that the Chairman, Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, Innocent Chukwuma is arrested to face fraud charges in court.

The Commission gave the assurance today, after Justice Olusola Williams of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, struck out the case of fraud it instituted against Chukwuma.

The Judge struck out the case after the EFCC failed to produce Chukwuma in court to face trial.
Chuwuma and his company, Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, were to be arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy to obtain by false pretences, obtaining by false pretence, stealing and forgery.

The defendants allegedly committed the offences between 2009 and July 2011 in Lagos.
The defendants were alleged to have conspired to obtain, by false pretences, containers of motorcycles, spare parts and raw materials, property of Guaranty Trust Bank, from Mitsui OSK Lines Limited, Apapa, Lagos.

They were also alleged to have fraudulently induced staff of Mitsui OSK and Maersk Line to deliver to them, via their clearing agents, the goods that were imported from China in the name of GTB by falsely pretending that they were authorized by the bank to clear the goods.
The defendants were said to have forged a bill of lading numbered 598286020 of Maersk Line Limited and 11007950841 of Mussui O.S.K.

Line by knowingly putting a false GTB stamp and signature of the bank staff.
The alleged fraud was in order that the forged documents be used or acted upon as genuine to the prejudice of any person within Lagos or elsewhere.

However, since the suit was instituted, first before Justice Mojisola Dada of the same court, the defendant has refused to appear in court to face his trial.
In a short ruling today, Justice Williams held that it was the responsibility of the EFCC to produce him in court.

“This court is not an investigator or a prosecutor. This court cannot waste precious judicial time prosecuting a matter that is going nowhere.
“This is a criminal matter that can be instituted anytime the prosecution is ready. The court hereby strikes out the matter,” the Judge held.

It will be recalled that Justice Dada had, on June 22, 2018, withdrawn from presiding over the matter on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

All efforts by the EFCC to arraign the defendant before Justice Dada on five consecutive occasions failed despite being declared wanted on May 23, 2018 and also issuance of a bench warrant by the court.

8 Ghanaian Women Intercepted At Lagos Airport for Human Trafficking

The Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP), Dame Julie Okah-Donli, has described the 2017 law put in place by the Republic of Ghana, banning the external migration of women especially to the Middle East, as commendable and a course of action that can be adopted for the prevention of young African women from falling prey to human traffickers and cheap labour merchants.

The DG stated this on Wednesday at the NAPTIP Lagos Zonal Command, during the formal handover to the Ghana High Commission, for safe repatriation, eight Ghanaian women intercepted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, by Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Monday 8th October, as possible victims of human trafficking.

The NAPTIP Boss, who was represented at the handover ceremony by the Head of Operations at the Command, Mr. Taiwo Waheed, formally handed the women over to the Head, Consular, Ghana High Commission, Hussein Adam Amandi who was represented by the Second Secretary, David Ako Sowah.

NAPTIP’s preliminary investigations revealed that the ladies, who are between ages 24 and 34 are possible labour migrants, six of whom have previously worked in Kuwait, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia, from whence they returned to Ghana at the expiration of their visas. Prior to their interception, the women reportedly left Ghana and arrived Nigeria with the aim of boarding an Egypt Air flight to Cairo, then proceed to Kurdistan, Republic of Iraq.

The links to Kurdistan were reportedly made by their Ghanaian Agents who had convinced them of great opportunities in Iraq. The women were unable to give traceable information about the Nigerian agents who linked them at the Airport for further investigation which hindered their possible arrest by NIS.
The representative of the Head, Consular, David Ako Sowah, expressed the Ghana High Commission’s appreciation for the level of cooperation and good working relationship between the Agency and the Commission.

The interception of the women is in tandem with a law passed by the government of Ghana in 2017 which puts a ban on the external migration of Ghanaian females as part of efforts to protect them from falling victims of human trafficking and other dehumanizing practices prevalent all over the world.

This is contrary to earlier reports in the media which stated that the intercepted women were human traffickers. Preliminary investigations has revealed that they were possible victims of human trafficking and exploitation, bearing in mind the various reports of exploitation being faced by young Nigerian and African girls in domestic servitude in the Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries.

They have also been successfully handed over to the Ghanaian authorities for further actions.

32-Year-Old Man Rapes 78-Year-Old Woman In Niger State

A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Minna has ordered the remand in prison custody of a 32-year-old farmer after he pleaded guilty to a charge of rape.

Rilwanu Salisu is being tried over the rape of a 78-year-old woman., contrary to section 282 of the penal code law.
According to the police, Salisu injured and damaged the elderly woman’s private parts.

According to the Police Prosecutor, Mr Daniel Ikwoche, the victim’s son, Mukhtar Garba, reported the matter at the Nasko Police Station on Sept. 14.
Ikwoche quoted the complainant as alleging that the accused person, a resident of Kwada village in Magama Local Government Area, entered into the room of his mother, while she was asleep, and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her.

He further quoted the complainant as saying that the victim sustained injuries in her private part and was bleeding.
When the charge was read to the accused person, he pleaded guilty and begged the court for leniency.
However, the presiding chief magistrate, Nasiru Muazu, declined to take the plea of the accused person because his court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

Muazu directed the Police to forward a duplicate copy of the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
He, thereafter, ordered the accused person to be remanded in prison custody pending the outcome of the advice, and adjourned the case to Oct. 25, for further mention.

54 Year Old Man Lands In Hospital After Swallowing A Diamond Ring He Stole

An Irish tourist has been hospitalised in Turkey after he allegedly tried to steal a diamond ring by Swallowing it.

The man, identified as Ian Campbell, is accused of trying to steal the £30,000 gem from a jewellery shop in the Marmaris District of Mugla Province.

The 54-year-old allegedly snatched the item of jewellery in the shop before trying to leave with it clenched in his fist.

The shop assistant was reportedly suspicious and so locked the front door of the store to prevent Campbell from leaving. He then allegedly put the ring in his mouth and swallowed it.

The jeweller is then said to have called the police, who took Campbell to the Marmaris State Hospital on the orders of a prosecutor who instructed doctors to perform surgery to retrieve the ring if it was not returned “by natural means”.

An x-ray reportedly showed the 2.5-carat diamond inside Campbell’s stomach. The jeweller told reporters that he was still waiting to have his ring returned and confirmed that he had made a criminal complaint.

It is unclear if the ring has been returned.

Armed Robbers Gunned Down, While Preparing For Operation In South Africa (Photos)

The police acting on a tip off from Crime Intelligence, arrested a group of men who were in the midst of planning a cash-in-transit robbery.

Earlier today, the South African Police Service Tracking Team comprising of Crime Intelligence, the Hawks, forensic experts and other units, acted on information that the group was gathered at a house in Midrand, central Gauteng Province, where they were planning a heist.

The multi-disciplinary operation was conducted in which 12 suspects were arrested.

They were found in possession of three firearms, two rifles and a pistol and several rounds of ammunition.
The team also recovered six hijacked vehicles – a motorcycle and five sedans.

“This is not the first time our teams have acted proactively by arresting syndicates before they actually commit a robbery and it will not be the last if this criminality persists”, said General Sitole.

“It is clear that the nation is fed up with crime and they are increasingly teaming up with us as law enforcement to bring these perpetrators to book”, added General Sitole.

A docket of conspiracy to commit robbery, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and possession of suspected stolen motor vehicles is being registered.

The suspects will be appearing in the Midrand Magistrate’s Court on Monday on these charges.

In the meantime, the firearms will be sent for ballistic testing to establish if they were used to commit other crimes.

30 Arrested As Army Continues Search For Missing General In Jos.

In continuation of the search and rescue of Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali (rtd), the chief of army staff, Tukur Yusuf Buratai, constituted special task force to carry out a sting operation aimed at finally locating the whereabouts of the missing senior officer.

The first phase of the operation involved combing the entire Doi Du Community in Du District of Jos South LGA of Plateau State. 30 suspects were arrested.

Weapons recovered from Some of the Suspects Include, 3 X Locally Made Single Barrel Guns, 3 X Locally Made Pistols, 5 X 7.62 MM(SP) RDS, 30 X 9MM RDS, One Pistol Mag and an Empty Case.

Others Include 4 X Knives, One X Locally Made Sword, 3 Cutlasses, One Iron Rod, 2 PAIRS OF Boots, 3 X Vigilante ID Cards, 5 X Motor Cycles, One Tricycle, One Thousand Korean Currency Note, A Wrist Watch, One Power Bank ,25 Assorted Phones, 2 Car Keys, 2 House Keys and A Hoe.

According to the Army, the search operation would continue until the senior officer is found.

Popular Man Of God Arrested For Defrauding Victim Of N17million

Religious leaders are supposed to be role models in the society but there are some bad eggs amongst them who tarnish the image of their sect.

A fake cleric, Mohammed Mohammed, 42, was on Tuesday arraigned before an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court, Kwara for allegedly defrauding one Abdulkareem Abiodun of N17 million under false pretext.
The accused was arrested following a petition written on Sept. 5 to the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command, by Abiodun of No. 78, Salami Zubairu Street, Ilorin that the accused defrauded him.

According to the victim, the accused introduced himself as an

Alfa and also claimed that he has a connection with the Saudi Arabian Government.

The victim alleged that the accused told him that he won a contract with the department in charge of displaced people in the Northern part of Nigeria and needed money to execute it.
Thereafter, the accused was said to have collected N17 million from the victim under the pretext of making him his business associate.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Alhassan Jubri,l said that the accused was one of the notorious criminals who went around the state and swindled unsuspecting citizens of their hard earned money.

He added that on hearing the arrest of the accused, others whom he had defrauded came to the police station to report similar cases against him.

Jubril said that the accused appeared before the court on a charge of obtaining money under false pretence, contrary to Section 1(3) of the Penal Code.
He objected to the bail of the accused and urged the court to remand him in prison custody pending the outcome of the investigation.

But the defence counsel, Mrs. Aisha Jimoh, begged the court to admit the accused to bail pending the outcome of the investigation.
She submitted that the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria still presumed the accused innocent of the allegation until he is found guilty.

The Judge, Mrs. Afusat Alege, who refused to take the plea of the accused for lack of jurisdiction, ordered that the accused be held at the Federal Medium Security Prison, Mandala in Ilorin. The court adjourned the case till October 8 for further investigation.

The Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) on Thursday said it had arrested a cleric with his four children (names withheld) for allegedly being in possession of fake traveling documents.

PSFU Public Relations Officer, Lawal Audu, said that luck ran out on the pastor when he visited the U.S. Embassy with the fake documents for visa.

He said that the suspect, who was handed over to the unit by the embassy, would soon be charged to court.

Similarly, Audu said that a newly-married couple (names withheld) was also arrested at the Italian Embassy for processing their visas with fake documents.

According to him, the couple have valid Egyptian, Malaysian and Chinese visas but was arrested for using fake documents in processing their Italian visas.

He advised prospective visa applicants to desist from patronising agents using fake documents to procure visas.

In his statement , he said, “

Those who parade themselves as agents or visa procurement officers are criminals and should be avoided at all times. An applicant stands to be prosecuted for any fraudulent act associated with visa procurement no matter how highly placed such a person is.”

He noted that applicants using fake traveling documents were damaging the image of Nigeria. Audu said that PSFU had zero tolerance for fraudulent visa applicants, promising that the unit would put in place necessary strategies to curtail the act.

Police Arrested 4 Man-gang Notorious Kidnappers, Two Are Graduates of Benue State university (Photos)

The operatives of the IGP Monitoring Unit from Abuja in collaboration with FSARS personnel of Benue State Command, have arrested one Magudu Harris, 36, in Makurdi.

The suspect who is a graduate of Industrial Physics from University of Agriculture Makurdi (UAM), is the gang leader of a 4-man gang terrorising innocent residents of Makurdi.

He confessed to have masterminded and executed the kidnap of a female Civil Defence Officer on her way from Shelter of Glory Church and one Mrs. Veronica Jirgba from whom they collected a ransom of N1m.Further investigation led to the arrest of another member of the gang, one Anyam Terhemen, 34.

He is a 2011 graduate of Psychology from Benue State University (BSU).

Terhemen is the owner and driver of the gang’s operational Golf car. Also arrested was Paul Keghuur, 27.

Effort is being made to arrest a fleeing member of the gang, identified as Loho Caleb.

60-year-old Ghanaian man commit suicide after killing his wife in Ibadan

A 60-year-old Ghanaian, Bonga Augustus, on Thursday September 27th, killed his wife and himself with an axe after an argument at their home in Baba Ijebu Village, Akanran, Ona Ara council area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

According to residents of the community where the incident happened, the Ghanaian man, a farmer, was married to his wife, Margaret from Benue state who had a daughter. During the course of their quarell, the man went into a rage, used the axe on his wife, them on his stepdaughter who survived with serious injuries before using the axe to kill himself.

“They were hard working couple who looked good living together From what we knew, they did not always quarrel.

People knew them as a happy couple in the community. But in the middle of the night, we were awoken by a scream from the couple’s room. By the time we were able to intervene, he had used an axe to injure his wife.

“We could not save her because he threatened to attack us with the axe. The woman’s intestine protruded. When the stepdaughter moved close to the man, he also stabbed her with the axe. She was injured on face and spinal cord.

A little while after, the woman died. We prevented the husband from running away. Knowing that he had been overpowered, he ripped his stomach open with the axe.

He was taken to the Akanran Police Station where he died. The stepdaughter was later taken to a hospital for treatment.” a neighbor told Punch.

Confirming the incident, the state police command spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said investigation had already begun to unravel what led to the tragedy.