35-Year-Old Lady Arrested For Killing Her One Month Old Baby

 

A 35-year-old woman, Sukurat Olajoke, mother of six and a resident of Agboole Alakoye in Igbo Ora in Oyo state has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for killing her own one-month-old baby, and dumped the corpse in Ogun river, in Abeokuta, the state capital.

According to the police public relations officer, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi said that the suspect was arrested when policemen attached to Enugada divisional headquarters Abeokuta who are on routine patrol with the Divisional police officer SP Baba Hamzat

“They saw the woman throwing something suspicious into the river, the suspicious behavior of the woman, after throwing the object into the river attracted the policemen who quickly apprehended her for questioning,” he said

Police said that the suspect who lives at Agboole Alakoye area of Igbo ora in Oyo state during the course of interrogation confessed that what she threw into the river was the corpse of her one-month-old baby, whom she killed out of frustration.

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“She confessed further that, the person who is responsible for the pregnancy of the baby, rejected her and the baby, and since she has no means of taking care of the child, she decided to kill and throw her into the river.”

The command’s police public relations officer said that preliminary investigation revealed that, the suspect had given birth to six other children for three different men, before another pregnancy for one man simply identified as Hakeem who refused to accept the paternity of the child.

“The DPO later engaged the service of local divers, who helped in recovering the corpse of the child, and it has been deposited at the general hospital mortuary,” he stated

The commissioner of police, CP Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.

What We Know About The Colorado Shooter

 

 

Ahmad Alissa’s chubby face in an undated photo released by police Tuesday contrasts with images of his arrest as the suspect in the Boulder, Colorado mass shooting — that of a shirtless, shoeless man with blood covering one leg escorted away by two officers.

Alissa, 21, faces 10 counts of murder in the first degree in the shooting, police said.

This is what we know about him up to now.

Still no known motive

Alissa was hospitalized and was in stable condition after being shot in the leg in an exchange of gunfire with police during the Monday attack, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold told reporters.

By Tuesday afternoon he was well enough to be booked into jail, Boulder County prison officials said.

Police said they have not established a motive.

Alissa was armed with an AR-15 military-style assault rifle, US media reported, a weapon often used in mass shootings.

More weapons were retrieved from his home, CNN reported.

A fan of martial arts and computers

Alissa — a resident of a suburb of Denver, the city located next to Boulder — “lived most of his life in the United States,” police said.

According to US media, citing a non-verified deleted Facebook account in his name, Alissa was born in Syria in 1999 and moved to the United States in 2002.

The account user described himself as a fan of martial arts and wrestling, along with postings about Islam, criticisms of former president Donald Trump, and some homophobic messages.

Paranoid and ‘bullied’ at school

Alissa’s brother Ali told The Daily Beast online magazine that he was “really sorry” for the victims.

Ali portrayed his brother as being “paranoid” and “anti-social.”

“When he was having lunch with my sister in a restaurant, he said, ‘People are in the parking lot, they are looking for me.’ She went out, and there was no one. We didn’t know what was going on in his head,” Ali said.

Newsweek published excerpts of Facebook postings from what was reportedly Alissa’s personal account — which the social media platform quickly took down once he was named as the main suspect.

In a March 2019 posting Alissa said he believed that “my old school … was hacking my phone.”

Months later, in July, he posted that he “probably could” have a “normal life” if “these racist islamophobic (sic.) people would stop hacking my phone.”

Ali was convinced that there was no political motive behind his brother’s murderous rampage. “It’s mental illness,” he told The Daily Beast.

Formerly an “outgoing kid … after he went to high school and got bullied a lot, he started becoming anti-social,” the suspect’s brother said.

Record of violence

Alissa’s first encounter with police began in high school. He was arrested in 2017 after punching a classmate in the head without warning, local TV station KDVR reported.

To justify the attack Alissa, then 18, claimed that the victim had “made fun of him and called him racial names weeks earlier.”

In 2018 Alissa pleaded guilty to assault in connection with this case, KDVR said.

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‘No More Accidental Discharge’: 10 Promises Made By New Rivers CP

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The new Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, Eboka Friday, Tuesday held his first media briefing since he was posted to take charge of police affairs in the state.

He addressed reporters at the State Police Command Headquarters in Port Harcourt, the state capital in south-south Nigeria.

Friday assured the residents that under his watch, the command would tackle all forms of insecurity to a standstill by relying on intelligence gathering and the use of technology.

He also promised to end arrest by proxy, human rights abuse, and any form of indiscipline by police personnel in Rivers.

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Below are some of the promises made by the police commissioner at the press briefing:

…I promise to do my utmost best to justify the confidence reposed in me. My primary assignment is to secure the lives and property of the good people of Rivers State with integrity, politeness, and civility.

As you all know, Rivers State is strategic to the economic fortunes of the country. It, therefore, follows that so much needs to be done to curtail and minimize the security challenges arising therefrom, given the peculiar social-economic environment and the volume of human traffic, including foreign nationals in the state.

…Let me state categorically that I am here in the state to tackle crime and criminality headlong, in line with the vision and mission of the Inspector General of Police, in accordance with international best practices, rule of law, and respect for fundamental human rights.

I shall uphold the tenets of democratic policing and ensure that innocent citizens do not suffer infractions from my officers. No efforts will be spared in dealing with all criminal elements in the state. Total war is thus declared against violent crimes like armed robbery, cultism, and kidnapping etc.

We shall deploy technology and also rely on other sources of generating information/ intelligence in the discharge of our duties.

In line with the IGP’s directives, my administration has no room for corrupt officers. HODs/DPOs are to closely monitor their men while a monitoring team will go round to apprehend erring officers. Members of the public are free to report the conduct of such officers to members of the Management Team or the Police PRO.

Under my watch, no person shall be detained unjustly. Arrest by proxy is unlawful and will not be tolerated. No person shall be arrested for someone else’s offence.

No more accidental discharge. Defaulters will be charged appropriately, while their DPOs will be queried. Force order 237 will remain a subject of lecture on a weekly basis.

My men and I shall be professional in dealing with all issues. This involves a high level of neutrality and fairness. Officers shall display commitment to their duties and ensure their men are regularly visited in their beats. Officers who perform well shall be rewarded, while those who prefer to remain lackadaisical will be withdrawn and punished.

Foot and vehicular patrols will be more noticeable under my watch. HODs/DPOs are to redeploy 50 per cent of their men in admin offices on these duties.

US Actress Loughlin Released From Prison

Actress Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli exit the Boston Federal Court house after a pre-trial hearing with Magistrate Judge Kelley at the John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse in Boston. Joseph Prezioso / AFP.

 

American actress Lori Loughlin was released from prison on Monday after serving a two-month sentence for her part in a scam to secure spots for privileged children at prestigious universities, authorities said.

The 56-year-old known from her role as Aunt Becky in the 1980s-90s hit sitcom “Full House” had entered a low-security federal prison in Dublin, some 30 miles east of San Francisco, on October 30.

Actress Felicity Huffman of “Desperate Housewives” fame was released in October 2019 from the same prison after serving 11 days of a two-week sentence for her role in the scam.

Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, were among some 50 people indicted over the elaborate scam.

She and her husband were sentenced by a federal judge in August after having pleaded guilty.

The pair admitted to paying $500,000 to gain admission for their two daughters to the University of Southern California as recruits to the rowing crew team — a sport neither had ever trained in.

Loughlin was also sentenced to two years of supervised release, a $150,000 fine, and 100 hours of community service.

Giannulli, 57, described by prosecutors as the more active participant of the duo, was sentenced to five months, a $250,000 fine, and 250 hours of community service.

He began serving his sentence on November 19 at the Lompoc prison near Santa Barbara, California.

The ringleader behind the college admissions scam, William “Rick” Singer, who authorities say was paid about $25 million to bribe coaches and university administrators has pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing, expected sometime next year.

Mother Arrested In Austria For Killing Three Daughters

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A mother confessed Saturday to killing her three young daughters in an apartment in Vienna, Austrian police said, without giving a motive.

The 31-year-old called the emergency services in the early hours saying she wanted to kill herself, and when police turned up they found the bodies of an eight-month-old baby and a three-year-old girl.

The woman’s nine-year-old daughter was taken to hospital but was unable to be saved, police said, adding that the mother had some light injuries herself.

According to local media reports, the three girls were suffocated.

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Woman Kills Two Of Her Children In Kano

 

A housewife in Kano identified as Hauwa has allegedly killed two of her children after her husband, one Ibrahim Haruna Aminu married a second wife.

The deceased kids were identified as Yusuf (5-year-old) and the Zahra’u (3-year-old).

Reports suggest that the incident occurred on Saturday morning in Diso village within the Gwale Local Government area of Kano State.

According to the Uncle of the deceased children, Sadiq Haruna Aminu, his brother’s wife and mother of the deceased children had been living in envy ever since his brother married another wife, leading to her killing her own children.

He said the incident happened when the husband was away and in his new wife’s place.

According to Aminu, his brother’s eldest wife, Hauwau called him on phone in the morning, stating that there was an issue at their residence. Upon his arrival, he met the lifeless bodies of his children.

“She beat the children and used a knife to cut them. Her sister’s daughter (10-year-old) who was living with them was also another victim but she survived with a cut on her hand and she is the witness to the incident,” Sadiq stated.

The ward head of Diso, Ahmad Bello said they were all thrown into a state of shock following the incident.

Mr. Bello condemned the act saying she should have taken the matter to court instead of taking the laws into her hands and killing innocent children.

When contacted the police public relations officer Kano command DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed the incident.

He said the suspect was in their custody, and the investigation had already commenced after the command CP ordered the case to be transferred to the criminal investigation unit.

PHOTOS: Police Parade Suspected Kidnappers, Robbers In Abuja

 

The Nigeria Police Force on Wednesday September 30 paraded some suspected kidnappers, robbers and armed bandits who were apprehended in different states at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) office in Abuja.

Seven armed robbery suspects linked to a deadly attack on a bullion van in Ebonyi State that claimed the lives of four policemen on 29-July, 2020 were among those paraded.

 

Weapons seized from bandits displayed at the Nigerian Police Force Special Anti-Robbery Squad office during the parade of suspects in Abuja on September 30 2020. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

The gang leader, 46-year-old Sunday Shoyemi said it took them two days to plan the attack on the bullion van and their arrest was, however, caused by little arguments amongst his team members.

 

Some suspected criminals cover their faces at the Nigerian Police Force Special Anti-Robbery Squad headquarters in Abuja on September 30 2020. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV.

 

Shoyemi who used to be a fisherman in Bayelsa State said it was his first robbery and he regretted all his actions.

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A General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) which was seized from bandits displayed at Nigerian Police Force Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Abuja on September 30 2020. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV.

 

Another paraded suspect was 58-year-old John Nnoma from Abia State who is known for exchanging life cartridges with bush meat.

Nnoma said he usually conceals his weapons inside second-hand clothings meant for sale in Taraba State where he’s being paid with bush meat as a means of barter with the bandits.

 

A General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) which was seized from bandits displayed at Nigerian Police Force Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Abuja on September 30 2020. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

Addressing journalists as the suspects were being paraded, spokesman of the Force, DCP Frank Mba, said: “no matter how smart you are as a criminal, you have a very short lifespan, and no matter how smart you are, the police will always get at you”.

Items recovered from the 47 suspects included 321 rounds of AK-47 ammunitions, nine pistols, 10 AK-49 riffles, seven AK-47 rifles, 864 live cartridges, N258,570 cash, 1 GPMG Gun riffle and 583 new military camouflage uniforms.

 

Some of the weapons seized from bandits displayed at Nigerian Police Force Special Anti-Robbery Squad during the parade of suspects in Abuja on September 30 2020. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

Ex-Banker Sentenced To 98 Years In Prison For Stealing

A file photo of a court gavel.

 

A former staff of a first-generation bank, Oreoluwa Adesakin, has been handed a cumulative 98 years jail term by Justice Muniru Olagunju of the Oyo State High Court for stealing from her employer.

Adesakin was found to have committed financial fraud against her employers to the tune of N49,320,652.32 (Forty-nine Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand, Six Hundred and Fifty-two Naira, Thirty-two Kobo), and an additional $368,203.00 (Three Hundred and Sixty-eight Thousand, Two Hundred and Three United States Dollars) belonging to the bank which she converted to her personal use.

She was prosecuted by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on 14-count charges, bordering on stealing, forgery, and fraudulent accounting.

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One of the charges read: “That you Oreoluwa Adesakin sometime between the months of May 2013 and November 2013, at Ibadan within the Ibadan Judicial Division, whilst being a staff of First Bank PLC stole the sum of N25,974,116.13 (Twenty Five Million, Nine Hundred and Seventy Four Thousand, One Hundred and Sixteen Naira, Thirteen Kobo) from First Bank PLC MoneyGram Payment Naira Account, the property of First bank PLC.”

She pleaded not guilty to all the charges, which necessitated her trial.

Prosecution counsel, Usman Murtala in arguing his case, presented documents and witnesses which nailed the convict.

The judge noted that the EFCC amassed a pool of incontrovertible evidence against the convict and did a diligent investigation and prosecution. He pronounced Adesakin guilty of all the charges, sentencing her to seven years in prison without an option of fine on each of the 14 counts, which will run concurrently.

Apart from the jail term, the convict is also to restitute the employer, through the EFCC, all the money she stole.

The convict was arraigned April 4, 2014, by the EFCC following a conclusion of investigations against her which arose from a petition from her former employer, dated December 18, 2013.

The bank alleged in the petition that Adesakin, as its Money Transfer Operator, saddled with the responsibility of effecting payments through Western Union Money Transfer and Money Gram platforms, fraudulently manipulated accounting and withdrew the total sums of N49,320,652.32 and another $368,203.00 for herself, which the bank only uncovered while reviewing its internal account.

The EFCC was also able to establish that the convict used part of the proceeds of her crime to acquire landed properties in different parts of Oyo State.

Two Dismissed Police Men Arrested For Extortion In Jigawa

A file photo of a Jigawa map.

The Jigawa State Police Command said it has arrested two men who have been claiming to be police sergeants and extorting people in different locations.
 
Both men were arrested after they extorted the sum of N56,000 from three unsuspecting individuals in Fanisau village of Dutse Local Government Area.
 
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abdu Jinjiri, said a set of police uniform bearing the sergeant rank was recovered from the house of the suspects.
“In the course of our investigation, the suspects confessed to have collected the said amount from their prey,” Jinjiri said.
“Investigation further revealed that the acclaimed sergeants were dismissed police officers.”
 
He added, “The first fake Police Officer in the person of Abubakar Sadiq ‘m’ 39yrs old of Tsafe LGA, Zamfara State was dismissed from the Force since 2015 from Jigawa State Command for the offence of desertion.
“The second suspect by name Mudi Abdulkarim ‘m’ 40yrs old of Dutse LGA, Jigawa State was dismissed from the Force since 2016 from Railway Command Rigasa, Kaduna State for the offence of desertion.”

Shootout At Chicago Funeral Leaves 14 Wounded

 

A shootout outside a funeral parlour left 14 people wounded Tuesday in Chicago, as President Donald Trump threatens to send federal agents to a handful of US cities led by Democratic mayors.

The incident started when occupants of a vehicle “began firing at attendees of a funeral. At that time the attendees of the funeral exchanged fire,” Chicago deputy police superintendent Eric Carter told reporters.

Shootings have become breathtakingly normal this summer across the United States. A total of 63 people were shot and 12 killed over the weekend in Chicago in ongoing gun violence, according to local media.

Carter said 14 people were wounded in Tuesday’s shooting but did not specify the degree of severity.

“Too many guns are on our streets and in the hands of people who should never possess them,” Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted after what she called a “horrific mass shooting.”

Trump’s threat to send more military-garbed law enforcement into US cities has mainly been in response to the anti-racism protests rocking the country following the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer in May.

After the Department of Homeland Security deployed scores of Border Patrol police and federal marshals — many in combat fatigues — to Portland, Oregon last week, Trump said he could do the same in other Democrat-led cities like Chicago and New York.

“Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents,” mayor Lightfoot tweeted late Tuesday.

According to reports, DHS was preparing to send 150 paramilitary personnel to Chicago after police there clashed with demonstrators seeking to tear down a statue of Christopher Columbus.

Trump called the move necessary, even claiming Chicago was “worse than Afghanistan.”

The president has also singled out Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore and Oakland as potential cities for sending federal agents.

On Monday, the mayors of six major cities — Atlanta, Washington, Seattle, Chicago, Portland and Kansas City — said in a letter to Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and Attorney General Bill Barr that the uninvited paramilitary deployments violate the Constitution.

We Have Quite A Number Of People In Prison For Drugs In Indonesia – Abike Dabiri

 

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said that many Nigerians are in prison for drug-related crimes in Indonesia.

She disclosed this on Friday in an interview with Channels Television, while addressing the recent attack by Nigerians on the Nigerian embassy in Indonesia.

While stating that she had no prior knowledge of any problems that may have existed with Nigerians in Indonesia, she said she was only aware of the drug-related issues in the country.

“Maybe they’ve had issues with the mission and were talking to the minister, I don’t know, but all I know is, in Indonesia, we have quite a number of people in prison for drugs,” Dabiri-Erewa said.

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“In Indonesia, the penalty for drugs is death. So that’s the case we are dealing with…appealing to them not to kill them but they said that is their law but (asides that) there hasn’t been any particular contact with the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission about problems in Indonesia”.

Speaking about other issues in relation to the COVID-19, the NIDCOM boss noted that the government is in touch with Nigerians in diaspora in various parts of the world even as efforts are on the evacuate them.

According to her, 18 more Nigerians are expected to return from France over the weekend.

Unfortunately, she also noted that 40 Nigerians living in the diaspora have died as a result of complications from the virus.

Meanwhile, Dabiri-Erewa also noted that “Nigerians in the diaspora are coming together to raise funds to help frontline workers in Nigeria and very soon, this initiative by the Nigerians in the diaspora will be presented to the PTF”.

Zimbabwe Health Minister Arrested Over Coronavirus Supplies Scandal

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Zimbabwe’s health minister Obadiah Moyo was arrested Friday for alleged corruption related to the supply of medical materials to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the anti-graft agency said.

He was being held at a Harare police station and is likely to appear in court on Saturday.

“I can confirm that the minister of health and child welfare has been arrested and is being detained at Rhodesville police station,” John Makamure, spokesman for the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, told AFP.

“It’s to do with the procurement of COVID-19 materials,” he added.

The government did not immediately comment on the arrest, which came a day after the country’s main opposition condemned alleged state corruption following suspicions over a $2-million-dollar payment to a medical company contracted to provide anti-coronavirus equipment.

Harare has come under fire for granting two-month-old company Drax Consult SAGL a contract to supply $20 million worth of drugs, personal protective equipment and COVID-19 test kits.

The deal was allegedly signed without the legal consent of Zimbabwe’s procurement registration authority.

In March, authorities in Hungary — where Drax Consult SAGL is registered — flagged a suspicious $2 million deposit into the company’s accounts, drawing anger from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change.

Local media reported last week the arrest of businessman Delish Nguwaya, believed to be Drax’s local representative, in connection with the same case.

The government last week ordered the cancellation of all contracts for the supply of medicines and sundries by Drax, according to the state-run Herald newspaper.

The country has detected 479 virus cases, including four deaths, although that figure is believed to be underestimated due to a lack of testing.

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