Breaking: French man who slapped President Macron may bag jail term

June 10, 2021 Editor 0

A 28-year-old man on trial for slapping French President Emmanuel Macron testified Thursday that the attack was impulsive and unplanned, and prompted by anger at France’s “decline.” Damien Tarel faces possible jail time and a fine if found guilty of assaulting a public official at the special emergency trial in the southeastern city of Valence. Tarel was quickly arrested after Read More

Impersonation: IMAN petitions police IG, demands arrest of retired DIG

May 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Importer’s Association of Nigeria (IMAN) said it has petitioned the Inspector General of Police and the Police Service Commission over alleged impersonation by one retired DIG Philom Leha  Ibrahim. The organisation has also demanded that retired DIG Leha  Ibrahim be arrested, investigated and if found guilty be prosecuted. In a statement made available to newsmen Thursday in Abuja by Read More

‘Saboteur airlines deserve stiffer penalty’

May 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Chairman, West Link Airlines, Capt. Ibrahim Mshelia, has advocated that stiffer sanctions be slammed on airlines that violate the operational requirements and regulations of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) . This is to deter others who would engage in illegal flight operations as against their Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). SULEIMAN IDRIS reports. Charter services Capt Mshelia’s position follows Read More

Baba Ijesha: Group condemns upsurge in rape, calls for prosecution of perpetrators

May 5, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Executive Director of Michelles Youth Initiative for Sustainable Development (MYISD) who also doubles as the President of the Nigerian Female Youth Organisation, Princess Michelle Peter has condemned the recent rape allegations of embattled Yoruba actor , Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha and a minor. The ED in a statement called on the Nigerian Police Force to commence investigation on Read More

How do we plead allocutus for Nigeria?

April 4, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

In a court somewhere in Nigeria… My Lord by way of allocutus the accused person now the convict pleaded guilty for the crime of cybercrime aka ‘yahoo-yahoo’ at the earliest possible time upon his arraignment, thereby not wasting the honorable time of this honorable court. We therefore urge upon my Lord most respectfully to construe the timeous plea of guilt Read More

For raping stepdaughter, man bags 400 years prison sentence

March 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A 46-year-old man who raped his 10-year-old stepdaughter close to 1,000 times over five years was sentenced to nine life terms in the Durban high court in South Africa on Friday, March 26. The man was further given a 173-year prison sentence after being found guilty of 56 counts relating to rape, human trafficking, sexual grooming, sexual abuse and distribution Read More