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Cleric To Die By Hanging For Killing Boy With Cutlass

A court in Ondo State has sentenced a Pastor, Kolawole Samson to death by hanging by for the murder of one Ayo Olaniyi in Okeigbo council area of the state four years ago.

Delivering judgement, the trial judge, Justice Ademola Bola held that Pastor Kolawole was guilty of inflicting injury on the deceased’s head with a cutlass at Gberinlegi Village, via Okeigbo, in Ondo, which later led to his death at hospital.

The state Attorney General and Justice Commissioner represented by two government counsel, Mr Olusegun Akeredolu and Mrs Omotola Ologun, had told the court that the accused had on 3rd of March, 2016, inflicted deep cut injury on the head of the deceased.

They said that the injury was inflicted on him when he went to hunt for frogs with three other friends at a fish pond owned by the convict.

They concluded that the act contradicted Ondo State law and it is a punishable offence.

The accused person claimed he was not guilty of the offence.

However, in his judgement yesterday, Justice Ademola Bola ruled that all evidence adduced before the court during the trial in the last four years, showed that the accused was guilty of killing the deceased person.

FBI To Probe Death of Man Killed During Arrest

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is to investigate the death of a black man in the United State (U.S.) state of Minnesota after a video emerged showing a policeman kneeling on his neck.

In the footage, the man, believed to be in his 40s, is heard groaning and repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe” to the white officer.

The Minneapolis Police Department said it was responding to a reported crime. The incident echoed that of Eric Garner, a black man who died being arrested in 2014.

Garner was placed in a chokehold and uttering the words “I can’t breathe” nearly a dozen times.

The phrase became a rallying cry for activists protesting alleged police brutality against people of colour in the U.S.

The Minnesota Police admitted that the man in the footage filmed on Monday died after a “medical incident” in a “police interaction”.

He was suspected of committing a forgery, meaning to have been fraudulently altering or making a false reproduction of a product.

At a news conference on Tuesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey described the incident as “completely and utterly messed up”.

“I believe what I saw and what I saw is wrong on every level,” Frey said.

“Being black in America should not be a death sentence.”

It is the latest accusation of U.S. police brutality against African Americans.

Recent high-profile cases include an officer in Maryland, who fatally shot a man inside a patrol car.

Community Hands Man Suspected For Raping Boy Over To Police

A community in Port Harcourt, Rivers State , have handed a 32 – year – old suspected homosexual to the Police Station for allegedly raping a 14 – year- old boy.

The suspect was said to have been caught on Wednesday and handed over to the police the same day after a civil society organisation insisted that the suspected be handed over for questioning.

It was gathered that the suspect had lured the teenager to a dark location , where he raped him before he was caught .

The suspect , who was identified as Chidi Asuzu , was first interrogated by the community before he was eventually handed to the police .

The Chairman of the Civil Rights Council , Rivers State Chapter , Prince Wiro, praised the community for toeing the path of justice in the matter.

He said , “The youths of Oruworokwo community apprehended the suspect on Wednesday , while he was allegedly having carnal knowledge of the 14 – year – old boy at a dark corner in the community.

“ The suspect was handed over to the community chief to look into the matter but the organisation insisted the matter should be investigated by the police rather than being handled by the community. ”

It was learnt that the mother of the victim , simply identified as Emmabong, wept uncontrollably over the incident and demanded that justice prevails in the matter .

Our correspondent also gathered that the teenager was asked to write a statement about the incident at the station .

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer , Mr Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident , saying the matter had been moved from the Olu Obasanjo Police Station to the State Criminal Investigation Department .

“ I am aware of the incident . The matter was initially investigated by Olu Obasanjo Police Station but now transferred to the state CID . The suspect is currently at the state CID and an investigation is ongoing , ” he said .

Armed Robbers Use Salah Mask To Rob Stores

Four men have been arrested in Cairo after using masks depicting Liverpool star Mohamed Salah as a disguise to rob stores.

The gang of armed thieves was caught by the police while attempting to rob a store on Hassanein Heikal Street, in the Nasr City neighbourhood of Egypt ’ s capital.

All four of the robbers covered their face using masks of the Liverpool attacker , who is a huge star in his home country.

The criminals were caught after using the Salah disguises on a robbery spree in Cairo.

The gang tried to escape after being approached by security forces but were eventually apprehended.

Salah has become one of the world ’ s most sought players since joining Liverpool from Roma in 2017 .

Man To Die By Hanging For Using Niece For Ritual

Justice Adolphus Enebeli of the Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, has sentenced one Ifeanyi Maxwell Dike to death by hanging for the killing of an eight-year-old girl, Victory Chikamso, for money rituals.

Also sentenced to death was one Ugochukwu Nwamairo, Dike’s accomplice who requested for the victim’s body parts.
An ex-police sergeant, Johnbosco Okoronze, will serve one year at a correctional centre for Dike’s escape from custody.

Dike, a 200-Level Physics student of the University of Port Harcourt, (UNIPORT), on August 18, 2017 strangled the child who was also his niece.

Chikamso’s body parts such as breast, private part, fingers, ear, heart and eyelid, among others, were missing when her remains were found with Dike.

He was on his way to the community central trash bin at midnight to dispose of what was left of the child’s body when he was apprehended by community vigilance personnel and handed over to the police.

Dike and Nwamiro were found guilty of conspiracy and murder.
Sentencing them, Justice Enebeli pronounced that Dike should be hanged by the neck until he died, while Nwamiro should be hanged upsidedown.

The court explained that the ex-police sergeant was sentenced to just one year jail term because he had already served two years in prison from the time he was arrested, and that he has been dismissed from the police.

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