Tag Archives: Crime

Late Gokada CEO Saleh’s Assistant Indicted On First Degree Murder Charges

Tyrese Haspil, the personal assistant of tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh who was found dead in his apartment earlier this year has been indicted on first degree murder charges. According to Daily Mail, a grand jury in New York on Tuesday increased the charge Haspil was facing to first degree murder, which is unusual in the state and normally only applies…

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Funke Akindele-Bello & Her Husband JJC Skillz Pardoned For COVID-19 Lockdown Violation

Funke Akindele-Bello and Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skill, who were non-custodial convicts for offences related to the disobedience of COVID-19 lockdown regulations, received a full state pardon on Friday from Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The Nollywood actress and her husband were alongside 56 other inmates from various correctional centres who received a pardon from Sanwo-Olu, based on the recommendations of the State Advisory…

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Update: US Court Suspends Hushpuppi’s Trial Suspended Until 2021

A district judge in California has reportedly suspended the trial of Nigerian Internet celebrity Hushpuppi, which was earlier scheduled to commence this month. According to local media, the suspension, released on September 23 and containing the orders of Judge Otis Wright was as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Hushpuppi, whose real name is Ramon Abass, is being tried on…

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Buhari’s Aide Says Cyber Criminals, Unsuspecting Citizens Are Behind #EndSARS Campaign

Lauretta Onochie, the Personal Assistant to the President on Social Media, has insinuated that protests against the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) were coordinated by internet fraudsters. This is despite a complaint by the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, that the extrajudicial killings by SARS were disheartening. “The President and I have had discussions on this. He…

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ICYMI: Federal Government Bans SARS, Other Police Tactical Squads After Public Outrage

Following the alleged brutality by security operatives in several parts of the country, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has banned the personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads of the Force from embarking on routine patrols. Over the weekend, many Nigerians took to the social media to express their…

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Senator Elisha Abbo Fined N50m For Violent Assualt On Sex Toy Shop Attendant

Adamawa-North lawmaker, Senator Elisha Abbo has reportedly been ordered to pay millions of Naira for attacking an Abuja sex-toy attendant back in 2019. Recall that an Abuja magistrate court had dismissed the assault case filed by the Nigerian Police against the senator for lack of diligent prosecution. This is despite a viral CCTV footage showing Mr Abbo savagely…

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Kaduna Approves Law Allowing Castration, Fallopian Tube Removal As Rape Penalty

Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna has signed a Penal Code (Amendment) Law that recommends the surgical castration for male rapists and removal of Fallopian tubes for their female counterparts in the state. According to Daily Post, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser on Media and Communication to the governor noted that these new provisions also updates the penalties…

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Kaduna State House Of Assembly Passes Bill Prescribing Castration For Rapists

The Kaduna state House of Assembly on Thursday, September 10 a bill that recommends total castration as punishment for anyone convicted of rape in the state. The Assembly reportedly gave the approval following the passage of a bill to amend the Kaduna state penal court law, 2017, by the lawmakers. The assembly announced the approval…

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Jussie Smollett Speaks Out For The First Time Since Alleged Racist & Homophobic Attack

American actor Jussie Smollett, who is best known for his role in hit TV series, Empire has spoken out for the first time in a rare interview about the controversy surrounding his alleged assault which made headlines back in 2019. The breakout star appeared in an Instagram Live conversation late Wednesday night with author and activist Marc Lamont Hill, during…

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Petition To Probe Tinubu Receives Over 16,000 Signatures

The internet is less than pleased about All Progressives Congress leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yet again as a petition on Change.Org demanded him to be investigated has garnered over 16,000 signatures. Titled, ‘Calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate Bola Tinubu for contravening the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act of 2011, by having bullion vans ferry alleged large…

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