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250,000 for a night in Mandela’s prison

An auction is being held in South Africa for the opportunity to spend a night in Nelson Mandela’s former prison on Robben Island.

A charity is taking bids, opening at $250,000 (£330,000), to allow 67 people to stay overnight in the old maximum-security jail, where the former South African anti-apartheid leader spent 18 of his 27 years behind bars.

The event is being organised by a group known as CEO Sleepout to mark the day Mandela, who died in 2013 at the age of 95, would have turned 100.

It says bids close at midnight local time on 17 July, the day before his birthday.


​Nigerian man sentenced to 1,230 years in prison for Scam

In a sentencing that many would be talking about for a while to come, a Nigerian man has been sentenced to 1,230 years in prison over scams he committed.
The judgment was made in a Lagos High Court in Igbosere

The perpetrator, on Babatunde Habeeb was a fake Engineer who claimed to be a site engineer and housing agent and under that pretext scammed people of around N28 million scam.

Habeeb, also known as Babatunde Salaudeen, was sentenced by Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of defrauding 101 accommodation seekers under the pretext of renting them 13 apartments in a building at Alapere-Ketu, Lagos.

He was charged with 82 counts of conspiring with his elder brother, Alhaji Ishola Salaudeen and obtaining the N28m under false pretense, he was convicted of them all.

While Habeeb bagged over a thousand years, his brother, Alhaji Salaudeen, who’s also his accomplice is nowhere to be found according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The EFCC in the court’s opinion proved the case beyond all reasonable doubt and therefore secured the conviction.

According to the commission, the convict committed the offenses in 2013..

Source: herald.ng

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​South Africa: ‘Clitoris Collector’ Sentenced to Life in Prison

Danish national Peter Frederiksen, who was arrested after 21 clitorises were found in his freezer, has been sentenced to two life terms in prison for rape and conspiracy to commit murder.
Frederiksen was sentenced in the Free State High Court in Bloemfontein on Thursday.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regional spokesperson Phaladi Shuping said apart from two life sentences for rape and conspiracy to murder, Frederiksen was also given 52 years for charges including assault, loss of firearms, conveyance and possession of unregistered medication and production of child pornography.

Frederiksen was arrested on September 17, 2015, at his home in Langenhoven Park, Bloemfontein.

He was also investigated for the murder of his wife, 28-year-old Anna Matseliso Molise, who was shot four times outside her home in Maseru, Lesotho, on October 20, 2015.

Shuping said Frederiksen initially faced 58 charges at the start of his trial, but Judge Johann Daffue dropped 20 charges related to illegally removing human tissues over a technicality as “the National Health Act does not clearly indicate the nature of penalties that should be imposed to any person who contravenes the act”.

“He was also sentenced to a fine of R5 000 or six months’ imprisonment for providing false information in order to remain in the Republic of South Africa,” Shuping said.

Shuping added that Frederiksen was also declared unfit to possess firearm. The judge also ordered that his name should be included in the national register for sex offenders.

“The NPA welcomes this sentence with the hope that it will serve as a deterrent to like-minded people,” said Shuping.

Source: allafrica.com

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​UK to spend about $1m in building new wing for Kirikiri – Nigerian prisons service reacts

The Nigerian Prisons Service, NPS, has stated that the United Kingdom government had yet to formally notify it and the Federal Government of its plan to build structures at the Kirikiri Prison in Lagos State.
According to the NPS Spokesman, Francis Enobore, the UK must first discuss the specific terms and conditions of the project with the Federal Government.

Media reports on Friday had indicated that Britain would build a new wing at the Kirikiri Prison in Lagos so that it could transfer Nigerian prisoners in the UK there.

The new 112-bed wing, which will cost £700,000 ($973,000), will be compliant with the United Nations standards.

But Enobore said the UK’s plan would involve an inter-government consultation which would then be communicated to the Controller-General of the NPS.

He said, “No such building can be built without a synergy between the UK and the Nigerian government; the UK cannot do that. There is no way the UK can just jump into Kirikiri and start to build anything.

“Officially, we are not aware of such move. No formal document has reached the service. As far as I know, I have not seen any document showing a formal move by the United Kingdom to build a prison wing in Kirikiri.

“I read about the plan. It is a proposal still being considered in the UK. There is no place where it is mentioned that any formal invitation was given to the Nigerian government.

“The Controller-General will be notified and there will be further plans. It is too early for me to start talking about a project that I have not seen or heard about.”

Source: 247nigerianewsupdate.com

​In Lagos State, Two ‘lovers’ remanded in prison for fighting over sex

Two lovers, from the bedroom, have landed in prison after their sex conversation took a violent direction.

A Tinubu Magistrate’s Court sitting on Lagos Island on Wednesday, July 13, remanded Emem Asuquo, 31, and

Olugbenga Yakubu, 51, in prison for alleged public distance following a heated argument over unprotected sex.

It was gathered that Asuquo demanded Yakubu use a condom before having sex with her, but he was said to have declined.

According to Punch Metro, Yakubu was driving along the Lekki-Epe Expressway at about 7pm on July 6, when he Asuquo, who was going towards Lakowe in Ibeju-Lekki, a ride – they exchanged phone numbers and agreed to meet later that night.

Yakubu, a civil servant, reportedly picked up Asuquo, a hairdresser, at her home in Ajah around 2am and took her to his house on Adeyinka Oyekan Street, Abraham Adesanya Estate, Ajah.

“On getting to his house, he entertained me after which we went inside his room. He said he wanted me to have sex with him. I told him I would collect N30,000 and he agreed. I asked him to use a condom but he said he did not have one. So, I told him to take me back home in his car,” Asuquo said.

She said Yakubu dropped her off at VGC Roundabout, saying he did not have enough fuel in his car, which necessitated her to call a taxi driver to pick her up from the area.

According to her, she as asked the man to wait for her until the taxi driver arrived for fear of being robbed.

“When he refused, I removed his car key. He was beating me when the taxi driver and two others arrived and they intervened. He injured me in the eye. I also used a stone to smash the windscreen of his car,” she added.

It was learnt that Yakubu later reported the incident at the Ajah Police Division, and Asuquo was arrested.

In his statement to the police, Yakubu that said Asuquo had called the driver and other occupants of the taxi to beat him up, adding that he sustained injuries.

He said: “She followed me to my house, but refused to make love with me after buying her drinks. At a point, she started screaming that I should take her back to her house. When we got to the roundabout, she removed my car key and held my shirt. Two men and a lady she called came in a Golf car and started beating me.

“I held Asuquo by the hair and began punching her while the two men did same to me. In the end, they injured me and broke the windscreen of my car.”

A police prosecutor, Inspector Philip Osijale, subsequently arraigned the duo before the Tinubu Magistrate’s Court on four counts of assault and breach of the public peace.

They both pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The magistrate, A.A. Adefulire , admitted Asuquo to bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety, while Yakubu was admitted to bail in the sum of N200,000 with a surety in like sum.

Adefulire held that they should be kept in prison until they perfect their bail conditions.

​El Chapo, Drug lord is still in prison – Mexican government says

The Mexican government has dismissed rumours of the dreaded drug lord, El Chapo’s escape from prison for the third time.

The false news started from a post on

Twitter, which suddenly spread across the globe, to the surprise of many.

The Mexican government had to come out and debunk the rumours of the escape of Joaquin Guzman aka El Chapo, with a Tweet.

The Mexican Secretary of the Interior,

Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, quickly put out a picture of the drug lord in prison, saying “For the rumours, an image.”

ElChapo was sentenced to prison in 1995 for 20 years, but he escaped in 2001. He was caught in 2014, 13 years later.

The drug lord escaped for the second time in 2015, through a tunnel that was dug under his prison cell.

He was however re-arrested on January 8, 2016 by the Mexican authorities » and was put in an isolated cell.

For three years, from 2009-2011, El Chapo was ranked by Forbes as one of the most powerful people in the world.

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Ese Oruru’s abductor, Yunusa Dahiru, still in prison.. no one has come forward to help him sign his bail bond


Exactly eight days after Justice H.A Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court Yenogoa, Bayelsa state, granted him bail in the sum N3 million bail, Ese Oruru’s abductor, Yunusa Dahiru, is yet to fulfill his bail conditions as no one has come forward to sign as his sureties.

On March 21st, the court had ruled that Yunusa should be granted bail after he provides two sureties in like sum of N3 million each and that the sureties must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court while one must be a civil servant of not less that level 12 while the second must be a title holder. The court also ordered that the sureties must provide tax clearance for the past three years. Up until yesterday March 29t, no one had come forward to sign for him as sureties and he has also not been able to meet up with his N3 million bail condition.

He is said to have lost a lot of weight in the Okaka prison in Yenogoa where he is being remanded. Yunusa is standing trial for abducting 15 years old Ese Oruru from her parents home in Bayelsa and taking her to Kano state where he forcefully married her and converted her to a Muslim.

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