Tag Archives: Jail

Okowa Imposes 48-Hour Curfew As Vandals Raze Police Station, Free Inmates In Delta

Vandals has set ablaze in a police station in Asaba, Delta state on Thursday, October 22, as riots continue to spread across states in the country. According to reports, the hoodlums also invaded the Warri Correctional Centre (Okere Prison) in the Warri South Local Government Area of the state, shooting sporadically and setting free some inmates at…

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Widespread Riots In Ondo As Thugs Release Inmates, Burn Police Station & LGA Secretariat

Amid the ongoing chaos around the nation, a mob has razed the Divisional Police Station and Local Government secretariat in Okitipupa area of Ondo state. The hoodlums who were chased away from the street by the police before they carried out the attack on Thursday also broke into a National Correctional Service Centre setting prisoners free, according to authorities. Online…

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Ikoyi Prison Under Attack As Inmates Reportedly Attempt Jail Break

Ikoyi Custodial Centre in Lagos is currently under attack as spate of violence continues in the metropolitan city on Thursday October 22. The Ministry of Interior who confirmed the news on social media said policemen, NSCDC officials, Nigerian Correctional Service officers and soldiers were at the scene to put the situation under control. “The situation at the Ikoyi Custodial…

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Senate Passes Bill Proposing Life Sentences For Kidnappers

On Tuesday, July 14, the Nigerian Senate passed a bill which proposes life incarceration for kidnappers, as against the current 10 years maximum sentence. According to PUNCH, the bill contains amendments to the criminal code which is currently in operation in the southern part of Nigeria. The proposed legislation was sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, with the title,…

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Ex-ExxonMobil Engineer Bags 15-Year Jail Term For Raping Tenant’s Niece

On Monday, a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere sentenced a former engineer of ExxonMobil, Mr James Onuoha to 15 years imprisonment for raping his tenant’s 14-year-old niece. According to online reports, Justice Adedayo Akintoye sentenced him without an option of fine. The Lagos State prosecuting counsel Mr Babatunde Sunmonu announced his appearance while Dr…

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Nigerian Couple Jailed For 19 Years On Child Sexual And Physical Abuse Charges

A Nigerian couple living in Rochdale, United Kingdom have bagged 19 years jail time over a string of child abuse and sexual assault, Rcohdale Online reports. In July 2018, police were made aware that a young girl had reported being abused by a 49-year-old male, Shola Ogundare. An investigation was launched and officers established that the girl had been…

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Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Tests Positive For Coronavirus in Jail

According to BuzzFeed News, Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the coronavirus while in prison. The disgraced Hollywood producer is said to be one of two inmates to contact the pandemic in New York’s Wende Correctional Facility. The 68-year-old producer who was convicted in February for rape and sexually assault is reportedly being isolated at…

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Harvey Weinstein Convicted And Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison For Sexual Abuse And Rape

Harvey Weinstein, the once powerful movie producer who ruled Hollywood for decades has been sentenced to 23 years in jail after years of private complaints about his abuse of women made headlines. Weinstein was sentenced in a Manhattan courtroom for raping one woman and sexually assaulting another. The startling sentence meant that Mr. Weinstein, who…

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UNILAG Ex-Lecturer Bags 21 Years Jail Time For Raping Admission Seeker

Justice was metted out yesterday to a former ad-hoc lecturer of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akin Baruwa, who received jail time of 21-years for raping an 18-year old female admission seeker, the Guardian reports. Ruling on the case, Justice Josephine Oyefeso of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja described the convict’s actions as heinous and that his incarceration…

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Former Kogi Commissioner Sentenced To 19 Years Jail-Term Over Public Funds Fraud

Former commissioner for Agriculture in Kogi State, Mr. Zachaeus Atte has bagged a 19 years jail term after being found a suspect by The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC). According to reports from Guardian Nigeria, an ICPC’s spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, disclosed that Atte was convicted on corruption…

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