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Ronaldinho Got a goodbye barbecue with tearful inmates before release


Inmates were in tears as they held a barbecue to say goodbye to Ronaldinho this week after the former Brazil star was placed on house arrest following 32 days in a Paraguayan prison, according to NobleSports.

Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis, who is also his business manager, were incarcerated in Paraguay since March 6 for attempting to enter the country with falsified passports, even though residents of Brazil do not need passports to enter their landlocked neighbour.


They had been denied bail three times previously but on Tuesday a judge granted them house arrest in exchange for a bail payment of $1.6 million.

Once the news reached the inmates at the detention unit in Asuncion, sources have explained how they hastily arranged a goodbye barbecue for Ronaldinho and his brother.


The former Barcelona forward had become a popular figure at the facility. Sources told NobleSports he was “loved” by his fellow prisoners at the jail, where daily activities included playing football with the inmates and the employees and attending a carpentry course.

He has promised to return to visit them before he heads back to Brazil, although it is unclear when that will be possible. The probe into the falsified passports has expanded into an investigation into possible money laundering.


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Actor who played ‘Zombie Role’ in ‘Walking Dead’ jailed.


According to NobleReporters findings, the 52-year-old actor started dating Beverly Jackson, 41, eight years ago after meeting at a UK fan event.

However, the US actor returned to America and got back in touch with Beverly two years ago to ask if he could stay in her spare room in Manchester when he next came to the UK. Then in 2018, Michael attacked Beverly in a hotel room in Germany.


She said, “He hit me around the face, bit me on the hands, arm, and back, kicked me and threw me out of the room.

Beverly went on to tell The Sun that the abuse only got worse.

The British mum added: “I fell for him. Initially, he was very charming and promised to help me get into films. But he became more and more abusive.”


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Man jailed for kissing Spanish TV reporter


A passerby who kissed a reporter during a live TV broadcast in Spain has been convicted of sexual assault and aggression.

The Daily Mail reported on Thursday citing a ruling by the Courthouse of Arrecife, Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands.


The court also ordered the assailant to pay €2,410 in compensation to the victim.

The man, whose name was not disclosed, approached journalist Raquel Guillan and kissed her on the cheek while she was reporting live on camera on the Spanish island of Lanzarote.


He later fled the scene but reportedly dropped his wallet which allowed him to be identified and apprehended.

The man also purportedly pulled Guillan’s hair and pushed the woman, who refused to give him his wallet back.

The police arrested the assailant on Monday following a complaint by the victim.

According to the court order, the man is not allowed to approach the victim, her home, or her workplace closer than 984 feet.


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American jailed over fake marriage with Nigerian man


A 28-year-old New Jersey woman, Ajia Strauss on Thursday February 13 pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Strauss who was arraigned before a Pittsburgh federal court, admitted to entering a sham marriage with a Nigerian man who was living in Pittsburgh so he could become a permanent resident.


Prosecutors said 36-year-old Monsuru Ogunbiyi returned to western Pennsylvania where he was already living after the marriage was conducted in New Jersey on June 3, 2016. It was gathered that asides paying Strauss $1,500 for the fake marriage, they falsified documents, made untrue statements to Citizenship and Immigration Services, staged loved up photos, claimed they lived together and also opened a joint bank account.

They were busted after Ogunbiyi filed for permanent residency status in 2017. Text messages in which they discussed about Strauss’ address and learning more about each other before the fake marriage were obtained by authorities.

The duo were indicted in July 2019 and the Nigerian man who pleaded guilty to same offence in December 2019, has already served two and a half months in jail and is also likely to be deported.

Strauss is scheduled to be sentenced in Pittsburgh on June 3. She could face up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines, authorities said.


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Shocker: Evil mom behead her 8-months-old baby, jailed (photos)


An evil mother who beheaded her eight-month-old baby has been jailed for 25-years, the maximum term for a woman in Belarus, while her accomplice will be executed with a bullet to the head after losing his Supreme Court appeal.

The mother of the child, 26-year-old Natalya Kolb, and her friend Viktar Syarhel, 48, were drinking together at her flat in Luninets when they killed Hanna in 2018


According to Metro UK, her husband Leonid, 28, came home with the couple’s other children aged four and six and saw his daughter’s severed head in a pool of blood. The child had 46 separate injuries on her body after being badly beaten and killed with a kitchen knife.

Mum who beheaded her eight-month-old baby is jailed for 25-years while accomplice is to be executed with a bullet to his head


A neighbor said: ‘He saw a scene out of the horror movies. The ambulance doctor fainted when she came in.’

In 2019, Brest Regional Court ruled the murder was carried out with “particular cruelty.”


Mum who beheaded her eight-month-old baby is jailed for 25-years while accomplice is to be executed with a bullet to his head

Last week, the killers including the child’s mother had their appeals thrown out by the supreme court in Belarus.

Mum who beheaded her eight-month-old baby is jailed for 25-years while accomplice is to be executed with a bullet to his head

Natalya Kolb will spend 25 years in prison, the maximum term for a woman in Belarus as only men can face capital punishment in the country. As for Viktar Syarhel, he will be shot in the back of the head by a Belarus state executioner.


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Don’t jail yourself because of anyone, they don’t worth it – Toke makinwa ..


Media Personality, Toke Makinwa has taken to her social media page to share her thoughts on divorce and domestic violence from the perspective of the Nigerian culture.

The vlogger who advocated for people to walk away from their marriages when it’s no longer working, insisted that
“nobody is worth throwing the rest of your life in jail or even worse a death sentence for”.

Toke Makinwa said although most people say that divorce is not an option, a sin and not in our tradition, they will however only cry when one “throws his or her life away”.


Her tweets read ;

“I know some conversations are tough but they must be had, nobody is worth throwing the rest of your life in jail or even worse, a death sentence, anger is evil, choose your mental health and walk away always. It’s hard, it’s tough but one minute of anger can take away everything

They say divorce is not an option and it’s a sin, and it’s not our tradition but if you die or kill someone cos of anger, the same people that “said”will only cry with you as you throw your life away, try separation first and if things don’t get better, choose you

Life is tough, people are angry, there is frustration in the land. The only sanity you can guarantee is yours. If someone is threatening your peace pls separate from them, at least you can both be alive to raise your kids, and maybe one day find a resolve, stop testing yourself”.


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Civil servant jailed for life ..


An Abuja civil servant has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping his wife’s 17 years old niece at their SS Quarters, Jikwoyi residence in the Federal Capital Territory.

The 37 years old Francis Kyamang was arrested on the 13th September 2019 by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) following a tip-off while the case was filed on 11th December, 2018 after the completion of investigation.

According to the Head, Press and Public Relations Unit of NAPTIP, Stella Nezan the convict was arraigned on the 28th of February, 2019 at the FCT High Court Jabi- Court 32 under Justice Hassan Babangida with charge number CR/70/18, under the VAPP Act 2015.


She stated that the convict was found guilty and convicted on the 15th January 2020 and was sentenced to life imprisonment on the 28th of January, 2020.

She stated, “It was an end of the road for an Abuja based Public Servant, Mr. Francis Yusuf Kyamang of SS Quarters, Jikwoyi, as a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Jabi, has sentenced him to life imprisonment for raping his wife’s niece and further assaulted the victim after the abominable act.


“The latest development came on the heels of the conviction of another four human traffickers by a Federal High Court siting in Enugu for trafficking of minors for labour exploitation and other hazardous activities.

“Report indicated that the victim, a 17year old Secondary School leaver, was hired by the wife of the convict to temporarily assist in taking care of her baby having gained admission to one of the Universities in Kaduna.


“In her testimony, the victim said on the fateful day, she dropped her niece in school, got back home and met her uncle (the Convict) at home which she found to be strange. Her uncle (the convict), asked her series of questions regarding her NECO exams which she answered. He further went ahead to ask if she had a boyfriend in the village. The victim said she does but they are just friends and the uncle asked if she was still a virgin whom she confirmed to him she was. Next, he grabbed her, unzipped her dress and forcefully penetrated her virginal.

“All her efforts to scream and alert neighbours were abortive as he used a cloth to cover her mouth. After raping her, he later flogged her and locked her up in the house. The medical report also showed that she was limping and her hymen had been tampered with.


“In her reaction, Director General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah – Donli, who commended the Judge for the brilliant judgment delivered in the case also hailed the legal team of the Agency for the diligent prosecution of the case.

“I am particularly happy that justice has been adequately served in this matter. This will serve as a deterrent to other persons and potential rapists who take delight in defiling our children. Like I said recently, this year will be hot for rapists and human traffickers in the Country.

“We cannot afford to fold our hands while some unscrupulous persons continue to jeopardize the future of our children. They deserve protection and care rather sexual harassment.

“I specially appreciate the collaboration of all stakeholders in this case. With this development, his name will automatically feature in the newly launched Sexual Offender Register”, the NAPTIP boss said. “


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Cross river lawyer gets N10m bail


A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar has granted bail to Joseph Odok, a lawyer charged with terrorism.

The presiding judge, Justice Simon Amobeda, in his ruling said the defendant had shown “exceptional circumstances” to permit the court to exercise its discretion and admit him to bail.

According to the judge, the terms include a bail bond valued at N10m with two sureties in like sum and one of the sureties must be a civil servant with either the state or the Federal Government at Salary Grade Level 13 or above while the other must be a “close relative with a verifiable address.”


Both sureties are also expected to depose to an affidavit and provide two passport photographs.

The defence team was made up of E. E. Osim, Oliver Osang and Assam Assam Jr.


They represented the Abuja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association.

The matter was stood down for a few minutes after it was called due to the absence of the prosecution counsel, Dennis Tarhemba.


Another prosecutor from the Cross River State Police Command, C. I. Eze, entered appearance for the prosecution.

Osim thereafter moved the motion for bail dated and filed January 15, 2020.


Justice Amobeda in his ruling held that granting of bail pending trial remained a right enshrined in the constitution.

He said the counter affidavit of the prosecution was “bare as the deponent is a police officer who has no expertise in medicine.”


The judge ruled that the “mere claim” of the prosecution that the defendant was not sick was not enough to discountenance the material evidence placed before the court by the defence.

The matter was adjourned until January 28 and 29 for trial.

Odok, who arrived the court in company of two correctional officers, was arrested at his Abuja residence on September 26, 2019 and was arraigned on October 22, 2019 on two charges bordering on terrorism and cybercrime.

He pleaded not guilty and was remanded at the Medium Security Custodial Centre of the Nigerian Correctional Service.


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Just in: NDDC staff bag 4-year jail term

…obtaining N4m under false pretence


A supervisor in the Security Department of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for N4m contract fraud.

Tarila Ebizimor was convicted for obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of N4.000.000.00 (Four Million Naira).


The convict was prosecuted by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a four-count charge.

According to EFCC, in August 2013, Tarila Ebizimor pretended to be a personal assistant of the managing director of the NDDC and obtained the sum of N4million from the petitioner on the pretext that he will help facilitate the award of a road construction contract to him.

Tarila Ebizimor

One of the charges against him reads: “That you Tarila Ebizimor on the 13th day of August, 2013 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State within the jurisdiction of this honorable court did fraudulently obtain the sum of N2,000,000 (Two Million Naira), which said sum was paid into your Fidelity Bank account No. 5330259983, by a means of transfer from God’s Grace Haulage Limited on the pretext that you were to facilitate the award of road construction contract from Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), a pretext you know to be false and thereby committed an offence, contrary to Section 1(i)(a) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.”

He was sentenced to 7 years in prison by Justice A.T Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, on Friday, January 17, 2020.


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Drug stealer gets jail sentence from Yaba magistrate court


A Yaba Magistrates Court in Lagos State on Thursday sentenced a 31-year-old sales representative, Etop Iboro, to two years’ imprisonment for stealing drugs worth N398,000 from his employer, Yaba Psychiatric Hospital.

The Magistrate, Mrs. S.O. Obasa, held that the prosecution proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt. She said that the prosecution was able to prove both counts of breaking-in and stealing through the four witnesses it called and the exhibits it tendered.

Earlier, the police had arraigned Iboro on July 4, 2019, on a two-count charge of a break-in and stealing from an employer. The defendant, Iboro, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences and was granted bail.


The Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Oriabure submitted that Iboro broke into the hospital’s pharmacy through a window at 2 a.m., on June 13, 2019, and stole the drugs. He added that when the hospital noticed that the drugs were missing, it conducted a search and the stolen drugs were found in Iboro’s cupboard.

He noted that the offences contravene Sections 309 and 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The magistrate did not give the sales representative an option of fine.

“I hereby pronounce you, Etop Iboro, guilty, and sentence you to two years’ imprisonment on count one and count two,” she held.


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C & S pastor in UK jailed for several rape cases and sexual abuses (Video)

...15 counts of rape

…24 counts of child sexual abuses and rapes

…3 counts of aiding and abeting rape


Michael Oluronbi, a Cherubim and Seraphim pastor based in Birmingham, in the UK was convicted Tuesday of 24 counts of child sexual abuse and rapes. Specifically, he was found guilty of 15 counts of rape, seven counts of indecent assault, and two counts of sexual assault

Sixty year-old Oluronbi, was leader of the religious group when he committed the vile crimes. His wife,Juliana Oluronbi, age 58, was also convicted of three counts of aiding and abetting rape.


Five of the seven victims are siblings who were abused at their home address where the church conducted services. All victims were abused from a young age under the guise of it being religious practice. They fell under the malign influence and authority the defendants held, and honestly believed their actions were on God’s behalf.

The prosecution case was that Mr Oluronbi used what he called ‘spiritual work’ as subterfuge for sexual abuse. The main tactic he employed was to claim that God had instructed him to administer ‘Holy Baths’ to some of his congregation in order to ‘cleanse’ them and protect them from evil influences. The CPS used CCTV, mobile phone material, photographs, forensic evidence, and witness statements to build the prosecution case.


Oluronbi’s C&S vestments used while administering holy baths

Juliana Oluronbi was unwavering in her support for her husband and the case against her is based on the lengths to which she was prepared to go to support him and keep him in his position. We proved she not only knew what Michael Oluronbi was doing but that her actions (particularly in arranging abortions) effectively aided and abetted the continued, systematic rapes of three victims.


Georgina Hewins, from the Crown Prosecution Service said: “This case involved the serious and sustained sexual abuse of vulnerable young children by a religious leader. The young age of the victims greatly increases the seriousness of the offences.

“As a result of the hard work and diligence of the prosecution team, and the strength of the evidence, the two defendants were found guilty after trial.

“It is only due to the great courage of the victims that this abuse was brought to light, and the full extent of the despicable and lawless behaviour of these people revealed.”

Watch Michael Oluronbi’s confession, courtesy Daily Mail. On camera, he calls himself an animal that should not have been living among human beings :


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21 year old Lesbian jailed after disguising as 16 year old boy to sexually assault teenage girls


21-year-old Gemma Watts is currently facing jail time after posing as a boy to sexually assault up to 50 girls as young as 14 after grooming them online.

The lesbian who pleaded guilty to seven charges relating to four victims aged 14 and 15 in November 2019, created an online profile as 16-year-old Jake Waton. Her Snapchat and Instagram accounts were used in targeting girls aged 14-16 by liking their profiles.

Lesbian faces jail time after posing as 16 year old boy to sexually assault over 50 teenage girls

Watts who would share skateboarding videos, use teenage slang and flatter the girls with complimentary messages, tied her long hair into a bun and wore a baseball cap, baggy jogging bottoms and a hoodie to convince the underage girls that her male alter ego is “real”.

Her victims all believed they were in a relationship with a teenage boy who travelled by train to meet them, until her real identity was busted. She also met the parents of some of her victims and had conversations with them

Lesbian faces jail time after posing as 16 year old boy to sexually assault over 50 teenage girls

Detective Constable Phillipa Kenwright, from the Metropolitan Police, said;

“It’s been life-changing for all of the victims involved. They believed they were in a relationship with a young teenage boy, to then find out this was actually a female.

“For some of these girls it was their first relationship… She’s duped them the whole time.

“A lot of these victims are young, quite innocent. They have been completely taken in by Gemma Watts. They all believed they were in a relationship with a male.

“I think there will be further victims, who were in a relationship with Watts, who will now realise she is a woman.

“I think there could be 20 to 50. I think she had been grooming other young victims online using social media profiles, which are very believable.”

Investigations into the sexual assault case began in 2018 after a doctor raised concerns of an underage girl being in a relationship with an older boy. She was finally charged in September 2019 and she pleaded guilty to seven offences in November which include: Assault by penetration, sexual assault and grooming against 14-year-old girl from Hampshire; sexual assault and grooming against a 15-year-old girl from Surrey; grooming a 15-year-old girl from Plymouth; sexual assault against a 15-year-old girl from the West Midlands.


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Former Banker And Staff Of The Oyo State Microfinance Bank LTD Jailed 6 years for N11m Theft.

Justice Mohammed Owolabi of the Oyo State High Court on Friday, November 29th sentenced a former staff of the Ayete Microfinance Bank Limited, situated in Ayete, Oyo State, Sunday Fadayomi to six years imprisonment without an option of fine.

Pronouncing Fadayomi guilty of all the 30 count criminal charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, Justice Owolabi sentenced him to jail for stealing N11 million from the bank’s vault while he was a staff of the bank.

The convict is an information system expert in charge of the bank’s information technology section, the position he held for about 10 years before his criminal exploits were blown open. The bank, in a petition dated April 17, 2018, had accused him of sundry criminal activities, including posting money to customers’ accounts without tellers, posting cash deposit at weekend when the bank was not opened for operation, accessing loans without intention to pay and using proxy accounts to commit fraud, among others.

After firming up its series of investigations into the allegations, the EFCC arraigned him on the 30-count charge on May 17, 2018. Fadayomi, however, pleaded not-guilty to all the charges which border on stealing, contrary to Section 390 (6)(9) Criminal Code of Cap 38, Vol. 2 Laws of Oyo State, 2000. His plea led to a full trial which came to a halt on Friday. The EFCC was represented in the case by Ifeanyi Agwu and Oyelakin Oyediran.

After considering arguments by the prosecution and defence lawyers, Justice Owolabi held that the EFCC lawyers convinced the court that the accused indeed committed the offence with which he was charged. The court further ordered the convict to restitute the N11m he stole to the bank.

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