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Death sentence dropped for Sudan teenager who killed husband


An appeal court in Sudan has overturned the death sentence of a teenager who killed her husband after he allegedly raped her, her lawyer has said.

Noura Hussein, 19, was instead sentenced to five years in jail, lawyer Abdelaha Mohamad said.

Her mother, Zainab Ahmed, told the BBC she was happy her daughter’s life had been spared by the appeal court.

International celebrities had backed an online campaign, #JusticeforNoura, to demand Hussein’s release.

Last month, an Islamic court had sentenced to her to death by hanging, following her conviction for the pre-meditated murder of her husband.

Source: BBC

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Arrests over murder of Nigerian traditional ruler


Two people have been arrested in connection with last week’s lynching of a traditional ruler, Igwe Steven Nwatu, in Nigeria’s Enugu state, police have told BBC Igbo.

Those detained have been assisting the police with their investigations into the murder of Mr Nwatu, the traditional ruler of Ogbozinne Akpugo town, Enugu police spokesman Ebere Amaraizu said.

The state police chief had met other traditional rulers to assure them of their safety, he said.

Police have also been deployed to the town to ensure there is peace, Mr Amaraizu said.

BBC Igbo

​US Court Has Indicted Buratai For Mass Murder – IPOB


The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai | The Trent
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Saturday, February 24, 2018, claimed it had secured a judgment in a court in the United States of America against Willie Obiano, the governor of Anambra State and Okezie Ikpeazu, the governor of Abia State, over human rights violations of IPOB members.

Emma Powerful, the spokesperson for IPOB, accused some Igbo leaders of trying to sabotage the Biafra cause in order to please the Federal Government.

The statement partly read, “Ikpeazu was recently indicted by a US court for his role in the murder of innocent IPOB family members in Abia State.”

“Also answering to this charge of mass murder is the Tukur Buratai,the chief of Army Staff, Obiano and others whose case is presently ongoing in a US District Court in Washington DC. The trial is in connection with their roles in the mass murder of IPOB members in Abia, Anambra and Enugu states.”

“The Federal Government, out of desperation to divert attention from relentless criticisms of its role in the massacre of indigenes of Abia State in cold blood, and the invasion of the home of our leader, Nnamdi Kanu, which Okezie Ikpeazu and Nnia Nwodo played a major role, quickly decided to use the media to launch a counter attack to neutralise the adverse publicity their actions were generating”, Punch reports.

Reacting to IPOB’s claim, Oliver Okpala, the media aide to Obiano, described IPOB’s claim of securing a judgment against Obiano as laughable.

He insisted that IPOB remained a proscribed organisation.

Okpala said IPOB should find a way to remove the toga of proscription by approaching a Nigerian court to that effect.

Source: thetrentonline.com

​In Oyo, Gunmen murder House of Assembly member



A member of the Oyo state House of Assembly, Gideon Aremu has been killed by unknown gunmen yesterday, July 1, 2016.

The assassins trailed the lawmaker to his house in Egbeda Local Government Area, and shot him.

The Oyo state police command’s spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu

confirmed the incident, adding that investigations have commenced.

Ajisebutu said “I can confirm that the incident happened late yesterday, and the police have swung into action.”

The Oyo state House of Assembly recently passed a bill prohibiting people from smoking » in public places into law.

Those caught smoking in public places are liable to jail terms ranging from three to six months or an option of fine between N15,000 to N50,000.

Untimely Death Cultists on the rampage in Owerri, murder CD seller


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A young man has been killed in Owerri as cultists go on the rampage.

The life of a young man identified simply as Zakky , was brutally cut shot by rampaging cultists in Owerri, the Imo State capital, after he was shot dead
» on Wednesday, June 15.
Also Read: “Murderer: ‘I have killed so many people, I’ve lost count’ – Notorious cultist confesses” »
According to witnesses, Zakky who sells musical CDs, was killed along Ikenegbu Girls Secondary School, beside the new Pharmaceutical Shopping Mall in Owerri.
Zakky was said to have been
murdered » beside his shop, as his assailants reportedly shot him in the leg and head, leaving him in the pool of his blood and before help could come his way, he was already dead.

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Source: Pulse

This Life Young model murdered by strangers who promised her N250k deal


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A #young #model who responded to some strangers offer for a #job ended up being #murdered in the process.

This is another reason to doubt if some people in this world do have any conscience in whatever form as this young aspiring model in Enugu, was
#brutally #murdered » by some strangers who promised to get her a modelling deal worth N250,000.
Also Read: “Beware: Young lady beheaded by man she met on #Facebook” »
According to Jennifer Oyatabu , the murdered girl’s friend who posted the sad narrative on her Facebook page, the girl had met the unknown men on the road and they told her they can get her the deal and she was so excited about it that even when friends warned her to be careful, she thought they were trying to hold her dream down. But she found out the hard way » .
Read what Oyatabu wrote on her wall unedited:
“She answered a call on Sunday night. We overhead her saying dat som1 called her to come dat dey will use her face for calender. Dat dey will pay her N250k.
After some while, a gal called her bk for d same stuff. She was preparing to go, ma sister asked her if she knows d person, she said dat is some1 she met on d rd.
She told her not to go dat is not genuine. She insisted and left. She called ma sister bk around 7pm and told her dat she can’t come bk again, dat she will come bk the next day.
On dat Monday, everybody was trying her number. It was not going until on Sunday. I was telling everybody dat our friend is missing.
The murdered girl
Photo Credit: Facebook

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On Tuesday, one guy ran to me and said he overhead me wen I was saying we r looking for ma friend. Dat there was a gal dey killed at Trans Ekulu. He described her… I told him to follow me 2 ma sist houz so dat dey will knw d way she dressed out. We reach there, ma sist brought out d pic she snapped b4 she left.
D guy started crying and say she is d one. We took off going to one station or d other finally we reanch to Trans Ekulu Police Station and confirmed dat she is d one. She was lying half naked on d rd. With d beating dey gave her, her face had swollen up. Blood was coming out from her mouth, noise and ear.
Her two eyes was very black. Chai. D pad she used 4 her menses was beside her. D killers went away with her phone. Put her slippers beside d flower. We went to d mortuary today and saw our friend lying helplessly dead there.
I cried out ma eyes. But no mata how much I cried, even if I cry out blood, she can never come bk again. Death na so u dey. Chai. I never believed until today.
God people are so wicked and heartless. Omalicha, do not rest until u fight bk those wicked killers of urs.
They took away ur precious life by force. So fight bk. chai we loved u. And we are going to miss u well. Rip ma love, until we meet part to no more. Jee nke oma ezigbo nwanyi.”
Also Read: “Gruesome: Young lady murdered by man she dated on Facebook (Very graphic photos)” »