Showing posts with label crime news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crime news. Show all posts

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Footballer Richard Rufus dupes pastor Mattew Ashimilowo of £5 million

40 years old Richard Rufus, a former Charlton Athletic defender who was rated in 2005 as Charlton greatest ever defender has duped the Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) £5 million. The organisation is headed by a Nigerian pastor, Pastor Matthew Ashimilowo. 

Rufus became a member of the church after he claimed to be "born again" and a financial consultant. He was entrusted the sum of £5 million by the church for an investment.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Nigeria ranked 3rd among countries of kidnappers while Mexico & India top the list.

The proportion of global kidnappings from Latin America has halved since 2005, but Mexico still leads the pack, according to RiskMap 2014, a new report from Control Risks.

Asia and the Pacific had the most recorded kidnaps-for-ransom in 2013, up to 35% of global cases from 31% in 2012. Risks remain in Africa, especially in Nigeria where "the overwhelming majority of incidents taking place in the oil-producing Niger delta."

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

BUSTED! Fennel thieves face six years in Sicilian jail

Three Moroccan men are facing up to six years between them in a Sicilian jail for stealing seven fennel  worth just €5. The potential sentence equates to almost one year in prison for each fennel. The men, aged 22, 33 and 35, were caught stealing the fennel from a privately-owned vegetable patch in Alcamo, in the Sicilian province of Trapani, in February this year. They were charged for the "intention to profit" from the stolen goods.

Italy is harsh on its petty criminals: in early November, a man caught stealing an ice-cream, four chocolates and a packet of Fruit Joy - worth less than €10 - from a shop in the northern region of Treviso was sentenced to five months in prison. In the same month, a 64-year-old was charged with theft after stealing apples and nuts worth €4 from a supermarket in Imperia, a seaside town in the northern region of Liguria. The man was reportedly "driven by hunger" to steal.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Italian gunman who shot policemen when PM Enrico Letta was being sworn-in is set to face trial.

The man who went on a shooting spree outside the Italian government headquarters in April, as Prime Minister Enrico Letta's new cabinet was being sworn in, was not mentally ill and is fit for trial, a psychiatrist has said. Luigi Preiti shot and injured two police officers outside Palazzo Chigi in Rome on April 28th and reportedly begged police officers to kill him afterwards, prompting speculation that he was mentally ill. Read HERE to get the full gist.

Although a medical report released on Sunday claimed he was in control of his actions. A psychiatrist, Dr Pietro Rocchini, said in his assessment, "At the time he showed a mild depressive disorder...of an intensity not significant enough to affect his capacity to understand and decide,"
Rocchini said that Preiti's shooting spree was motivated by an "aggressive search" for public recognition, rather than being a suicidal act.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

BUSTED! Nigerian couple sentenced to jail in UK for internet banking fraud

Nigerians are on the news again for the wrong reasons. Two Nigerians have been jailed for internet banking fraud.
According to DailyMail
A young British couple were part of a global internet banking scam which could have netted a phenomenal £19million after hacking the accounts of nearly 2,500 people. Aderoju Bammeke, 22, and his girlfriend Jessica Ogunyemi, 20, both of Manchester, were the UK 'platform' for a Nigerian 'phishing' scam that made £41,000 in just two months. 
The plot, masterminded by a gang in the West African country, involved sending fake emails to customers of banks including Barclays and Halifax. The emails told recipients that their accounts had been hacked and asked them to complete a form with their log-in details. 

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Nigerians & Romanians who illegally return to Norway after expulsion are to face 2-years imprisonment.

Oslo's Ila Prison - Morten Holm, Scanpix
Norway is set next week to vote in a ten-fold increase in the penalty for deported foreign criminals who illegally return to the country. According to the proposal the penalty for breaking an expulsion order is to be increased from 35 days in prison to a maximum of two years imprisonment.

The change in the law, which has unanimous support from all parties, will be presented to the country's parliament in the coming week, and brought into force early next year. 

"There are no obstacles to implement the law as soon as it is adopted in Parliament by January 1 at the latest," said Labour MP Jan Bohler, who has been coordinating the new legislation. "Nigerians and Romanians top the list of foreign criminals who break expulsion orders", he added.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

BUSTED! Trader who mixes local drugs & sells as cough syrup caught in Lagos.

Desperate Nigerians will kill people with their desperation to make money. Why would someone produce fake cough syrup mixed drugs and sell it to people? N a wa oh! That's visa free to the grave. According to Punch,  
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has apprehended a trader, Chijioke Nwagu, for allegedly manufacturing and selling counterfeit drugs.
According to NAFDAC, the suspect, who lives on Elemijaye Street, Ajamgbadi area of Lagos State, carries out the illegal manufacture in the toilet of his two-bedroom flat where he mixes chemicals in a 200-litre drum. 
The Director-General of the agency, Dr. Paul Orhii, while briefing journalists in Lagos on Tuesday, said the suspect specialised in counterfeiting cough syrup.
He said, “Following an intelligence report and surveillance mounted at Alafia, Orile Iganmu, where Nwagu supplies counterfeit Tutolin with codeine cough syrup that he manufactures, operatives of NAFDAC intercepted and arrested one Uzodinma Odoemina with fake drugs

French mother held down her 4 years old son while he was raped by his stepfather in a prison visiting room.

A French mother who held down her four-year-old son while he was raped by his stepfather in a prison visiting room was sentenced Wednesday to a maximum 20 years in jail. Her partner, 31-year-old Lionel Barthelemy, who has been jailed since August 2009 for violence, also received the same sentence from the court in Strasbourg, eastern France.

Both Sabrina Bonner, 25, and Barthelemy have admitted to multiple counts of rape and sexual assault of the boy, now eight. Some of the assaults, including the rape in the visiting room at the Toul detention centre in eastern France, had been filmed on a mobile phone.

"The behaviour of Sabrina B. is not even that of an animal towards its child," said prosecutor Gilles Delorme, who also described Barthelemy as "a sadist in the purest form". At the detention centre, Bonner had blindfolded her son and made him kneel on a chair in front of Barthelemy, then held him by the arms as he was raped. The case had raised questions over why prison staff failed to stop, or even notice, an act of such brutality taking place during what was supposed to be a supervised visit to a prisoner serving a sentence for domestic violence, who had been diagnosed as having schizophrenic tendencies. Investigators had found that black bin bags were used to cover the glass window of the door of the visiting room.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

This is crazy! Watch how traffic law enforcement agents exploit drivers in Edo State (Video)

This video was captured at the Traffic Enforcement Agency along Sapele Road in Benin City.
According to the cameraman who happened to be one of the victims, "On this day, while driving around Sapele Road, a female traffic officer jumped out of an obscure location, raised her hand on a 45 miles/hour traffic. Immediately, every driver came to a screeching halt. Some other traffic officers (mostly males) rushed out of their cars and started arresting all the drivers for "made up" offenses. It was later learned that it is their strategy to arrest and exploit the driving masses. On the way to their office, they requested for bribes. If you bargained too low, they took you to the office and their supervisor will then set the non-negotiable bribe amount. 5,000 Naira bribes were paid by most drivers on this day."
Watch the video after the cut:

BUSTED! Burna Boy bags 15 years ban from UK for killing someone in 2010.

Everyone has a past but sometimes our past tend to catch up with us. This is the story of Nigerian music artistDamini Ogulu, whose stage name is Burna Boy. He has been banned from entering the UK for the next 15 years for partaken in the killing of someone back in 2010.
According to NET,
Sources have linked him to a criminal past, a period of his life he would rather not make public knowledge. They allege that while in the UK back in 2010, Burna Boy was arrested by London Police for allegedly being part of a gang and stabbing someone to death. He was tried as a minor and sent to jail. After 11 months, he was released and given two months parole plus community service on the grounds of being of “good behaviour”. But Burna is said to have disobeyed authorities and travelled back to Nigeria where he signed a record deal with Aristokrat.
He later travelled back to the UK but was arrested at the airport and deported to Nigeria. He is currently barred from the UK for the next 15 years.
This is a really bad news for his brand.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Kidnappers kidnapped ex super eagle footballer's father and demand N50 Million ransom.

Former Nigerian central defender, Chikelue lloenyosi's dad, Chief James Chikelue lloenyosi has been kidnapped at his country home, Abagana in Njikoka Local Government Area, Anambra State James Iloenyosi, was kidnapped on his way back from the church on Monday morning by armed men in a Toyota Camry car. The family has established contact with the kidnappers who have put forward a whopping N50 million price tag as a precondition for his release.

Chikelue spoke with newsmen saying:

Ladies, beware of abusive men! Nursing mother stabbed abusive husband to death in Lagos State.

This is a very sorrowful news. A nursing mother mistakenly killed her abusive husband over an argument that started because of fried rice. Men, don't get married or live with a woman if you cannot control your anger or if you have the intention of making the woman your punching bag and women, don't marry a man who has signs of violence in him. If you unknowningly marry a violent man, learn how to respond to him when he his angry and if you can't deal with the situation, pack your load and leave his house. Just as a broken relationship is better than a broken marriage, so is a broken marriage better than a wasted life. The inability to control one's anger has led to the death of a husband, 3-months-old baby becomes fatherless and the woman becomes a widow and single mother. Sometimes, love is not enough if common sense is not added to it.
According to Punch
The police in Lagos have arrested a 33-year-old woman, Biola Gbadamosi, for allegedly murdering her husband, Jamiu, in the Ikorodu area of the state. According to the police, the suspect, who is a nursing mother, stabbed her husband with a knife during an argument over rice. PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect and her husband, who is a Vehicle Inspection Officer, had a history of domestic violence prior to the incident. Biola, who spoke to our correspondent while fighting back tears, said she had no intention of killing her husband, adding that she only stabbed him once on the thigh.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Two Nigerian boys bags 22 & 14 years imprisonment in UK for attempt murder. (Pix & Video)

Nigerians on the news again for the wrong reasons. Two Nigerians, Kayode Oshin 21, and Junior Tahir-Akinyele 19, have been jailed for 22 and 14 years imprisonment for attempt murder and possession of firearms in the UK. According to DailyMail,
A gunman who uploaded a rap video onto YouTube boasting about trying to murder a rival with a ‘spray and pray’ machine gun was jailed for 22 years today.
Kayode Oshin, 21, attempted to assassinate Yassin Zouaiou with a Mac 10 in a feud over drugs and money in Hounslow, west London, after being enticed into a world of gang culture and crime’, a court heard.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

No more policing the police in Nigeria - Man arrested for videoing a policeman in Lagos State.

The Nigeria Police Force are not smiling at all and not happy with the general public who are policing the police. A similar incident has happened before where a man was arrested for videoing a policeman extorting money from a commercial driver, and now it's happening again. Only God knows how many people the police have arrested for policing the police. If Ngozi Braide is not against arresting an innocent person for more than 24 hours but she is against videoing a police officer on duty (oppressing the citizen and extorting money from drivers), then she is as guilty and corrupt as the rest of them. According to Punch,
A Non-Governmental Organisation, Pre-Adult Affairs Organisation, has accused the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, of illegally arresting and detaining a teacher, Abragahou Aminu, for four days for taking a picture of a policeman. The organisation said the detention of Aminu, a Togolese, constituted a breach of his fundamental human rights.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Nigerian boy, Donald Nwajiobi, arrested for strangling a 60-years-old Italian woman to death. (Photos)

Police in southern Italy have arrested an 18-year-old Nigerian boy on suspicion of murdering a 60-year-old Catherine Susca outside the coastal city of Bari. Catherine was found semi-naked with a plastic bag over her head and her skull crushed in her apartment in Torre a Mare. According to investigations, the death of Catherine Susca was caused by the beating she received in the course of the attack, suffocation with a plastic bag dropped on her head and strangulation with a scarf.

The Nigerian boy, Donald Nwajiobi, who lives in Bari but homeless, confessed he killed the woman in self defense after she attacked him with a pair of scissors and he also claimed to have acted alone. However, investigators will verify whether there were accomplices.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Tragic News! Oba Adesina Alobijuwon - Osun Monarch dies as arsonists set palace on fire

A traditional ruler, the Alase of Ilase-Ijesa in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State, Oba Adesina Alobijuwon, has been killed by arsonists who set his palace on fire. He was said to have been burnt to death Wednesday night in his Palace. A traditional chief in the town, Chief Oluwagbemiga Oke, who spoke with newsmen on Thursday at the palace said the monarch’s house which was given to him by a prominent indigene of the town got razed by some unknown people who visited the monarch.

He said that the monarch had attended to five guests who came with a pink colour Mazda car before the incident happened. He said "from what we were told, the house got burnt shortly after the people had left." May his soul rest in peace!

BUSTED! 24-years-old man arrested for defrauding American couple of $42,497

A 24-years-old Olafinraye Adedamola was nabbed by the police for defrauding an American couple of $42,497. The culprit's only regret is to have used his personal datas in the bank operation not in his criminal act. According to Vanguard,
Operatives of the Special Fraud Unit, SFU, Milverton Road, Ikoyi, Lagos have arrested a 24-year-old man who posed as a lady to defraud a United States of America couple of $42,497, purportedly for the purchase of a property in Lagos. The suspect, identified as Olafinraye Adedamola, admitted the offence while being paraded yesterday. He was said to have connived with a Malaysian lady to defraud the couple. The Malaysian lady, according to him, was his Facebook friend, adding that he had intended to use the money to further his studies in a tertiary institution. 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Teacher beats 4-years-old pupil to death for being stubborn in Akure, Ondo State.

Why on earth should a teacher beat a child to a coma? The level of child abuse in every part of Nigeria is alarming; children are being abused at home and in school every given day, parents and teachers lash out their frustrations on innocent kids at every given opportunity all in the name of teaching and correcting them. Bullying is not teaching, it's child's abuse. 
According to Vanguard
Detectives in Ondo State have detained a primary school teacher, Alade Adebayo, for allegedly flogging to death a four-year-old female pupil Elizabeth Wanogha. The deceased pupil was a student of a private primary school, Falaye Memorial Nursery and Primary School, located at Fanibi area in Akure metropolis. The teacher, according to report, accused the deceased of being stubborn in the class. He was said to have beaten the girl to a state of coma. Cries from other pupils in the class reportedly attracted other teachers who rushed to the scene where they found that the girl had fainted. She was said to have been rushed to a private hospital and was admitted but reportedly died later. 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

BUSTED! Nigerian man bags 21 months imprisonment for UK sham marriage

Emilia Ginova, 22, was jailed today for posing as a blushing bride ready to walk down the aisle with her groom whereas she was paid £3,000 by Nigerian student Louis Esene on the day of the service to take part in the sham marriage in Pontypridd, South Wales. 
According to DailyMail,
A bogus bride was caught out because she 'flinched' when her phoney husband-to-be touched her knee in a register office. Emilia Ginova, 22, was jailed today for posing as a blushing bride ready to walk up the aisle with her groom.

But a court heard Ginova had only first seen Nigerian student Louis Esene on the day of the service - and was being paid £3,000 to take part in the sham marriage. She was caught out by an eagle-eyed registrar who spotted her shocked reaction when Esene, 28, reached out to touch her leg. Registration officer Donna Davies said: 'The groom tried to touch the bride’s knee but she looked very uncomfortable.

Boy bags 2 years & 8 months imprisonment for posting girlfriend's raunchy photos to facebook.

I  guess this should serve as a warning to guys/ladies who are fond of sharing raunchy photos of other people to social networks just to make fun of them or to get back at them. A 19-year-old boy in the northern Italian city of Monza, Lombardy, has been sentenced to 2 years and 8 months imprisonment and slapped with a €11,000 fine after posting compromising photos of his 14 years old girlfriend on Facebook.

The girl had sent the photos via the messaging service WhatsApp after the 19-year-old had requested that she send something "special" as proof of her feelings towards him. Despite promising to keep the photos to himself, the 19-year-old, along with two alleged accomplices, shared the photos with his classmates in which the girl was seen posing in her underwear, after which he posted the photos to Facebook, prompting a string of nasty comments.