The Kano State Fire Service has recovered the body of 10-year-old Aminu Ilu, who drowned in a pond along Maiduguri road in Danladi Nasidi area of Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Thursday morning, September 10, when the deceased went to take a bath in the pond popularly known as Italian Pond.
A statement issued by Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, the Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, said the boy was already dead by the the time the team got there.
“We received a distress call from Maiduguri road by Danladi Nasidi Kumbotso local government at 09:57 am hours, through Malam Ado Sule,” the statement reads.
“In response to call we sent our rescue team to the scene of incident and discovered that it was a boy of about 10 years who drowned in a pond popularly ITALIAN POND. The victim was rescued unconscious,”
“His corpse was handed to the ward head of Mariri Kata village, Alhaji Gambo Adamu on behalf of his family. We advice people to join hand with fire service to stop our young ones from going local swimming”
Kingtblakhoc granted bail after being arrested for allegedly shooting porn movie in Osun shrine
Nigerian porn star, Kingtblakhoc and his crew members have been granted bail after being arrested for allegedly shooting a porn movie at the Osun Osogbo sacred grove, a UNESCO world heritage site and the abode of Osun, the Yoruba goddess of fertility.
Kingtblakhoc was arrested alongside his crew members identified as Juliet Semion, Ahmed Olasunkanmi, Adeniran Eritosin and Tunde Jimoh, after some Osun worshippers filed a complaint of him bringing porn actors and actresses from Lagos to shoot a porn movie at the groove.
They were charged to court for conduct likely to cause breach of peace and disrespect to traditional religion. Their action is said to be contrary to and punishable under Section 516, 233, 517, 451 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 vol. II Laws of Osun State Nigeria, 2002.
Kingtblakhoc and his crew members who pleaded not guilty were granted bail in the sum of N200,000 and one surety each in like sum.
Chief Magistrate Ishola Omisade stated that the sureties must be verified residents of Osun and must swear to affidavit of means. He adjourned the case till September 28, 2020.
Nigerian man escapes death penalty as Singapore’s Court of Appeal in rare reversal acquits him of drug trafficking 10 years after his arrest
In a rare move, the Singapore’s Court of Appeal on Thursday September 17, reversed its own decision to convict a Nigerian man of a capital drug trafficking charge, almost a decade after he was arrested and held in remand.
Ilechukwu Uchechukwu Chukwudi faced a charge of trafficking almost 2kg (1,963.3g) of methamphetamine found in a black trolley bag he took with him from Nigeria into Singapore in 2011.
On Thursday, the apex court ruled 4-1 to acquit him with Judge of Appeal Tay Yong Kwang dissenting. Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, Senior Judge Chao Hick Tin, and Judges of Appeal Judith Prakash and Andrew Phang ruled in Ilechukwu’s favour.
The four appeal judges found that he had suffered from post-traumatic stress symptoms arising from a childhood trauma when he gave statements to the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in 2011. This could have led to him giving “unsophisticated and blatant falsehoods” to the authorities.
Ilechukwu was acquitted after a trial in the High Court in 2014 but the apex court then reversed that decision in 2015 and found him guilty of drug trafficking.
His lawyers, Mr Eugene Thuraisingam, Mr Suang Wijaya and Mr Johannes Hadi from Eugene Thuraisingam LLP, as well as Ms Jerrie Tan from K&L Gates Straits Law then successfully argued for the decision to be reviewed.
On Nov 13, 2011, Ilechukwu flew from Lagos, Nigeria to Singapore after collecting a black luggage at the Nigerian airport. He found only clothes in it and the luggage passed several immigrations checks in both countries without problems.
He handed the bag to a Singaporean stall assistant named Hamidah Awang at a Clarke Quay bus stop. Hamidah’s car was then searched at Woodlands Checkpoint and drugs were discovered in the luggage.
Ilechukwu was charged with trafficking in at least 1,963.3g of methamphetamine while Hamidah was charged with attempting to export the drugs.
In 2014, Justice Lee Seiu Kin acquitted Ilechukwu of the capital charge but convicted Hamidah. The High Court judge accepted that Ilechukwu had come to Singapore on business and did not know the luggage contained drugs.
The prosecution appealed against the acquittal and in June 2015, the Court of Appeal convicted Ilechukwu, finding that he had made “numerous lies and omissions” in his statements to the CNB that could not be explained.
The apex court then sent the case back to Justice Lee to determine if Ilechukwu should be given life imprisonment or the death penalty.
However, in 2017, his lawyers successfully persuaded the same panel of apex court judges to review the conviction due to a “unique turn of events”.
It was the first time in legal history where the Court of Appeal agreed that there could be enough new material to say that its previous decision was wrong.
An Institute of Mental Health (IMH) psychiatrist from the prosecution’s side had diagnosed Ilechukwu as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which arose as a result of childhood trauma. He had witnessed a massacre in his Nigerian hometown and was nearly killed.
The psychiatrist, Dr Jaydip Sarkar, found Ilechukwu’s PTSD symptoms were triggered after CNB officers told him that he faced the death penalty. Dr Sarkar also opined that Ilechukwu could have then lied to save his life.
Again, the Court of Appeal sent the case back to Justice Lee to hear new expert evidence on Ilechuwu’s mental state when he gave statements to the CNB in 2011.
Last year, the High Court judge found that Ilechukwu did previously suffer from PTSD and had experienced some post-traumatic stress symptoms when giving his statements.
On Thursday, the four apex court judges who acquitted Ilechukwu found that there was now a “plausible innocent explanation” for Ilechukwu’s lies and omissions.
His motive could no longer only be attributed to his guilty mind, they added.
The judges agreed that he suffered from post-traumatic stress symptoms in 2011, accepting three psychiatric experts’ evidence that his mental conditions “may have led him to grossly overestimate the threat on his life”.
“This may in turn have prompted him to utter the unsophisticated and blatant falsehoods in his statements in an attempt to escape from the death penalty and to save his life… In the circumstances, it is unsafe to draw any adverse inference against him from his lies and omissions.” said Senior Judge Chao Hick Tin.
Ilechukwu, who had maintained that an acquaintance asked him to pass the luggage to Hamidah, likely did not know there were drugs in it too, the judges ruled.
“The picture that emerges from the evidence is that he had grossly misjudged (his childhood friend and acquaintance), and naively believed that he was doing a simple favour in return for promised business contacts.
“Unwittingly, he had been deceived into transporting drugs on their behalf to (their) contact in Singapore,” the judges added.
Meanwhile, Judge of Appeal Tay Yong Kwang, the sole dissenting voice, said that Ilechukwu’s psychiatric disorders “would not have provided even a remotely satisfactory answer” to his lies and omissions.
The lies pointed “clearly and cogently” to his guilty mind, the judge added.
He also questioned why Ilechukwu did not tell the truth after about a week of persistently lying to the CNB and waited more than two years to do so in the initial High court trial.
In a statement after the acquital, Ilechukwu’ lawyers said: “It has been a long and hard-fought pro bono case, involving specialist psychiatric evidence and issues of cross-cultural sensitivities. We are delighted that justice has prevailed to acquit our client this morning.
Congratulatory messages have been pouring in for Eugene Thuraisingam and his leagal team since the acquital. See that below…
A side chic is a glorified prostitute – Eucharia Anunobi
Eucharia Anunobi on Friday September 11, slammed ladies who take delight in dating married men.
In a follow up post on her Instagram page today, the actress described side chics as glorified prostitutes, and advised ladies to refuse every advance by married men, to be made a side chick.
Your physical construct has nothing to do with your inner construct . With the grace of God (sense from God ) you operate and regulate life not from outside in but from inside out . Because that your ” glorified dust ” = flesh , booty, well rounded hips , breast, face , will certainly depreciate but the contents of your mind will remain ever green and that’s what keeps the men glued long after the warmth of the flesh dies out . You can ask Sarah in the Holy Bible.
And it can’t be over emphasized that a virtuous woman is the one with , not just an attractive physical attributes but one endued with the wisdom of God . Therefore a virtuous woman will refuse every advance to be made a side chick .
A SIDE CHICK IS A GLORIFIED PROSTITUTE AND A PROSTITUTE IS A STRANGE WOMAN.
Receive grace not to be lured !!!!
Genesis 18 : 1 – 14 , Proverbs 5 : 3 – 8 , 31 : 10 – 31