The introduction of the non-custodial sentencing option is one of the reforms of the Lagos state government which is aimed among other things at decongesting the prisons and ensuring a more pragmatic criminal justice system.
On our big story tonight, our judiciary correspondent, Shola Soyele shows the shift from not only seeking to punish but also to rehabilitate offenders.
Pop musician Chris Brown and Canadian born rapper, Drake were both involved in a fight at the US night club, over pop princess and Brown’s ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
The two musicians have been reportedly grudging each other, especially when Chris found out that Drake was having an affair with Rihanna.
At the club, Chris sent a bottle of champagne to Drake’s table as a sign of friendship unfortunately Drake returned the bottle back with a note referring to Rihannna, saying “Am having an affair with the love of your life so deal with it”.
Chris angrily went to confront Drake, and reports have it that Drake punched Chris Brown in the face and before Chris could retaliate; someone hit Chris in the mouth with a bottle, bruising his chin badly.
Chris, showed the bleeding chin to his ten million followers before taking himself to hospital.
The New York Police department confirmed to the Global Grind that the two singers’ crews got into a fight at Manhattan nightclub – 5 people were injured in the melee including Chris’ bodyguard who suffered a serious cut to the head, two other men and two women suffered minor cuts. At least three were hospitalised.
Police were looking at surveillance footage and talking to patrons who witnessed the melee. No arrests have been made and no complaints filed.
Drake has today denied he was involved in ‘any kind last night at W.i.P.’ His spokeswoman said in a statement: ‘He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began.
Rihanna and Chris Brown have reunited in the studio to collaborate on two new remixes. The tracks hit the web on Monday, with Brown singing on a remix of his former girlfriend’s track ‘Birthday Cake’ and Rihanna returning the favour by appearing on a version of Brown’s ‘Turn up the Music’.
The reunion comes as a surprise, given the couple’s well-publicized split in 2009 after Brown assaulted the Barbadian singer just hours before the Grammy Awards in Los
Angeles. Since then, he has undergone rehabilitation and completed his comeback with a win at the Grammys last week.
Nevertheless, it appears the former couple are now set to move on and Brown tweeted Rihanna a ‘happy birthday’ message on Monday, when she turned 24-years-old.