Thursday, November 1, 2012

5 cops bag 25 year prison term for robbery

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja yesterday sentenced five policemen to 25 years imprisonment each for robbing a lorry loaded with George and Lace materials.

Justice Olubunmi Oyewole convicted the policemen; Bestman Denner, Musa Mohammed ,Peter Enidiok, Godwin Williams and Emmanuel Ajogbor on charges of conspiracy and robbery.

He said the sentence would run concurrently, beginning from 3 March, 2005 when they were first remanded in prison custody.

Delivering judgment in the five year long case, Justice Oyewole said: “I hold that there is sufficient evidence

Okada Rider Beaten And Stripped Naked By Policemen (Photos)

 A LIB reader who witnessed this incident yesterday sent in the report and photos. According to her, the naked man in the picture is an Okada man who violated the new Lagos state traffic law. He was arrested at the junction adjoining University road and St Finbarrs college road Akoka by policemen in mufti, and before anyone could say anything, the policemen descended on the Okadaman, beating him mercilessly and then stripping him naked.

Electrician Sentenced To Death For Stabbing His Client To Death

An electrician, Abdulkadiri Issa, was on Wednesday [Oct. 31] sentenced to death by a Lagos High Court in Ikeja for the murder of Mrs. Catherine Kate-Amadi in Ebute-Meta, Lagos in October 2006.

Issa, 31, was found guilty of stabbing Kate-Amadi to death with a kitchen knife in her residence, where he had been invited to repair electrical faults. He was said to have locked himself up with the corpse of the deceased in the house where policemen said they found him hiding in the toilet.

Justice Iyabo Kasali, relying on circumstantial evidence adduced by the prosecution, said Issa was guilty of the murder.

She said:

There are contradictions in the evidence of the defendant along with Exhibit P4 which is the statement of the defendant.
The evidence of PW1, PW2 and PW3 is credible, irresistible and I find that the defendant killed the deceased.

Governor Akpabio Buys $45 Million "Private" Jet

The government of Akwa Ibom State has confirmed that Godswill Akpabio like his Rivers State counterpart, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, also owns a brand new jet.

Akpabio took possession of the $45 million jet in July 2012.
Responding to SaharaReporters inquiries, Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Information, Aniekan Ummanah, confirmed that Mr. Akpabio bought the Gulfstream jet manufactured in 2011, but insisted that that it is Akwa Ibom State property.

Nigeria's Got Talent: The stiff competition begins

Adult babies
It’s been endless weeks of production, traveling, screening and work nonstop for the Nigeria’s Got Talent team. And as the show kicks into full gear, producers of the show at Rapid Blue Format have announced that viewers should be ready for a new phase in the Nigeria’s Got Talent experience.

“The semi final stage will see contestants perform to the judges and the audience on a big stage,. This phase will start with the 50 contestants the judges’ selected last week and end with 10 contestants.” Adaora Mbelu Project Manager at Rapid Blue Format disclosed.

Parents Pour Acid On, Kill 15-Year Old Daughter For Talking To A Boy

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani couple killed their teenage daughter by pouring acid on her face and body after they caught her talking to a boy, police and a doctor said on Thursday.

The parents of the 16-year-old confessed to police in Kotli, a town in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, that they attacked their daughter after she had spoke to the boy outside their house, said Mohammad Jahangir, a local doctor at the hospital where she was brought.

“There were third-degree burns on her scalp, face, eyes, nostrils, both arms, chest, foot and lower part of legs. Even her scalp bone was exposed,” he said, adding that the mother initially told the hospital their daughter tried to commit suicide.

Police have arrested the parents.

Almost 1,000 women lost their lives last year in so-called “honour killings” in the conservative South Asian nation, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Activists say the actual number is much higher as most cases go unreported.


Veteran actor Pete Eneh loses one leg to illness

Extremely sad news coming from the home of veteran actor, Pete Eneh. Just heard from reliable sources that doctors at Parklane Hospital Enugu had no choice but to amputate one of his legs in order to save his life.

The veteran actor was said to have sustained some kind of injury last year, and because he didn't take proper care of it, it led to serious infection that became hard to treat. The injury was said to have degenerated to a sore and because Mr Eneh was diabetic, it refused to heal. He spent three months at the hospital before he was advised to amputate the leg before the infection spread to other parts of his body. 

The amputation took place on Wednesday October 24th after all efforts to save the leg was unsuccessful. Pete Eneh is said to be dealing with it well.

We Are Proud Americans! Not Nigerians, Williams Sisters Cry Out

The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus have declared that they are purely Americans, saying they have no origin from Nigeria as widely believed in Africa.

Serena, who joined her elder sister, Venus to train some selected kids the rudiments of tennis at the Ikoyi Club in Lagos Wednesday evening, said their parents may be black with slight traces from Africa, but she insisted that they are from the United States of America, USA.

“We have heard from many people asking whether we hail from the Badagry area of Lagos in Nigeria. But we are using this opportunity to clear the air once and for all. We are proud Americans, we are not from Nigeria but we love the people of this country no doubt,” Serena said.

[Photos & Video] 2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) Part 1

The whole of Houston stood still on October 20, 2012 as Golden Icons had the debut of the inaugural GIAMA Awards Ceremony at the Morris Cultural Center in Houston, TX.

Unveiling 10 Hot New Nollywood Actresses.How They Are Taking Over. (Photos)

Collette Orji

Many believe that her pretty face and well-shaped backside are reasons producers lurk around her with movie roles. But whatever the reason, the Anambra state-born fast rising actress is indeed hot and gradually carving a niche for herself in the industry.

She has dazzled in many flicks including, Raindrop, Two Can Play That Game, Amaka Mustapha, Strength of a Woman, Blue Blood, among others


DISTURBED by the high level of immorality it has caused among Imo people, the State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has ordered the immediate closure of all clubs where women dance in the nude.

Imo state governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha,

Briefing journalists on Tuesday in Owerri, the state capital, Okorocha regretted that the state had been turned into  ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’ of the Bible where young girls dance completely naked in the clubs at night, threatening to deal with any such club operator who fails to carry the order.
He said: “This administration will not tolerate any lawlessness any more. We notice some lawlessness in the


This story was told to me by a crying mother and victim of rape. It is not hearsay; Ruth David a student of the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa state who will be 29 next month gave me a first hand story of her experience with a man who raped her when she was only 17 years old. She got pregnant from the rape and gave birth to a baby girl. About 12 or 13 years later, the same child was being raped and abused by her so-called biological father.

Akwa Ibom's Deputy Governor Nsima Ekere's Resignation Letter


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