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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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Chrisland School Staff Gets 60 Years Jail Sentence For Defiling 2-year Old

Adegboyega Adenekan, a former staff at Chrisland School, Lekki, Lagos has been sentenced to 60 years in jail today for defiling a 2-year-old child. Justice Sybil Nwaka of an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court handed down the sentence, convicting 47-year-oldAdenekan on a count charge of defilement. She held that evidence before the court…

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Spain Jails Nine Catalan Leaders For Secession Bid 

Spain’s Supreme Court has sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to jail terms of up to 13 years for their part in a 2017 independence bid. The region’s former head of government said the sentences were an “atrocity.” The Spanish Supreme Court on Monday imposed prison sentences ranging from nine to 13 years on nine Catalan separatist leaders. The jail…

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Court Sentence INEC Deputy Director To Six Years Imprisonment Over Diezani Bribe

Justice Yusuf Birnin-Kudu of Jigawa State High Court sitting in Gumel, has sentenced a Deputy Director of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Auwal Jibrin, to six years in jail for unlawful enrichment and gratification. He was convicted alongside one Garba Ismaila who bagged seven years in jail for benefiting from the $115.010m largesse of a…

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Convicted Ex-Zambian President Not To Be Imprisoned Because He Is A Pastor

A Zambian court has ruled that a former Vice-President of Zambia, Nevers Mumba, would not go to jail, even though he had been convicted. The reason hinged on the fact that he pastors a church. Mumba was convicted on charges of abuse of authority of office while he served as the country’s High Commissioner to Canada…

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US Rapper Meek Mill Sentenced To 2-4 Years In Prison For Violating Probation

Rapper Meek Mill has been sentenced to at least two years in prison for violating probation, TMZ reports. Meek appeared in a Philadelphia court on Monday, November 8, where the judge reportedly ruled that the rapper violated probation from his 2009 drug and weapons case.   Rapper Meek Mill arrives for court at the Criminal Justice Center with his…

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