Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman also known as MBS, allegedly sent a hit squad of assassins to Canada in order to kill a former high-ranking intelligence official, according to new court documents filed in Washington.
According to Saad Aljabri, 61, a former senior intelligence official under deposed crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who has been living in exile in Toronto, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was targeting him because he possessed “damning information” and knowledge of some of Saudi Arabia’s most sensitive information including the foreign bank accounts and financial assets of senior Saudi Royal Family members.
According to the documents, the hit squad allegedly travelled to Canada in October, 2018 where they were intercepted at Ottawa’s Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.
The documents say the assassination would have happened shortly after Saudi assassins killed Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post and an outspoken critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Khashoggi, a well-known Saudi journalist who was a columnist with the Washington Post, was strangled and then dismembered in a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey in October 2018. The UN and global investigators believe that the mission to kill Khashoggi was personally ordered by bin Salman.
Aljabri in court documents, is suing the Crown Prince and other Saudi officials for damages, saying he has “severe physical and mental pain and suffering” from their attempted murder of him.
The document says Aljabri is a “longtime trusted partner of senior U.S. intelligence officials” who is “ uniquely positioned to existentially threaten Defendant bin Salman’s standing with the U.S. government.”
It also states Aljabri is aware of bin Salman’s corruption, political schemings, and how the crown prince created the “Tiger Squad,” a team of mercenaries and the very team he alleges was sent after him.
“That is why Defendant bin Salman wants him dead—and why Defendant bin Salman has worked to achieve that objective over the last three years,” reads the documents.
On October 15, 2018—less than two weeks after the killing of Khashoggi—Aljabri alleges the Tiger Squad was dispatched to Canada, where he has been living in exile since 2017.
“Carrying two bags of forensic tools, and complete with forensic personnel experienced with the clean-up of crime scenes—including an instructor in the exact same criminal evidence department as the forensic specialist who dismembered Khashoggi with a bone saw—the Tiger Squad Defendants attempted to enter Canada covertly, travelling on tourist visas and seeking to avert the detection of Canadian border security by entering through separate kiosks,” reads the complaint.
“Following the failure of the October 2018 Tiger Squad plot in Canada, upon information and belief, Defendant bin Salman now plans to send agents directly through the United States to enter Canada by land and, once and for all eliminate Dr. Saad,” the documents read.
The complaint also says that Saudi officials seized two of Aljabri’s children and “disappeared them” in a bid to get him to return to Saudi Arabia.
The legal filings also include photos of WhatsApp conversations that are alleged to be between Aljabri and bin Salman where the crown prince threatens the former intelligence official and demands he returns home to Saudi Arabia in “24 hours!”
The Canadian government says it will investigate all the allegations.
Two friends arrested for allegedly gangraping 17-year-old girl in Jigawa
Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Jigawa State Command, have arrested two men, Abubakar Usman (18yrs) and Ya’u Sa’idu (20yrs) both of Gidan Ruwa Quarters, Kazaure LGA for allegedly gangraping a Seventeen (17) year old girl of the same address.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, Adamu Shehu, says the two friends connived and gained unlawful entry into the family house of the victim on Wednesday, 9th September 2020 around 4am.
”They met her asleep in her room with her two sisters. They tied her hands up, covered her mouth and forcefully had canal knowledge of her. It was during the struggle that her sister woke up and raised alarm which made them to take to their heels. Unknown to them, one of the suspects was recognized by the victim’s sister which led to their arrest.” Shehu said
The spokesperson added that medical examinations conducted at the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Dutse General Hospital indicate forceful penetration and infections around the vaginal area.
He said the duo had confessed to the crime and were charged to court on suspected cases of Rape, Trespass and Criminal Conspiracy.
Nigerian man jailed for posing as a lady and using nude photos to dupe men
A 29-year-old Nigerian man, identified as Usman Muhammed, has been arraigned in a Kwara state high court for allegedly posing as a lady and using nude pictures to dupe men.
Muhammed was sentenced to six months imprisonment by the presiding judge, Justice Sikiru Oyinloye.
According to report, the convict who is an internet fraudster pretending to be female was arrested in his house in Abeokuta.
It was learnt that MUhammed uses female nude photos sourced online to fraudulently obtain money from unsuspecting internet users
The 29-year old internet fraudster, was arraigned over an offence punishable under Section 95 of the Penal Code Laws of Northern Nigeria.
The charge reads,
“That you, Usman Muhammed (a.k.a Adepeju Omolara and Guns Omolara Valle), sometime in February, 2020 or thereabout at Ilorin, Kwara State, within the jurisdiction of his honourable court, attempted to commit an offence of cheating by impersonation by pretending and representing yourself to be a woman called Omolara Adepeju and Guns Omolara Valle, to unsuspected men on social media as it contained in both your Facebook and WhatsApp conversations on your phone and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 95 of the Penal Code Laws of Northern Nigeria.”
He however pleaded guilty to the offence and was sentenced to six month imprisonment or he pays a fine of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira only ) within 24 hours.
‘Cheer’ star, Jerry Harris, 21, charged with producing child pornography after admitting he had ‘anal and oral sex’ with a 15-year-old boy
Jerry Harris, one of the stars of the Netflix documentary series Cheer, has been arrested and charged with producing child pornography.
The American TV personality, 21, was arrested on Thursday morning, September 17, and charged with one count of producing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois said.
The arrest comes three days after 14-year-old twin boys, Charlie and Sam, filed a lawsuit alleging he sent them sexually explicit photos of himself and cornered one of them in a bathroom and begged for oral sex when they were 13 years old.
Harris admitted during an interview after FBI agents raided his home on Monday that he had asked one of the twins to send him photographs and videos of his penis and buttocks on Snapchat. He said he repeatedly asked one of them between December 2018 and March of this year for such photographs and videos.
He also admitted to agents that he solicited and received explicit messages on Snapchat from at least 10 to 15 individuals he knew were minors, had anal/oral sex with a 15-year-old at a cheerleading competition in 2019, and paid a 17-year-old money in exchange for nude photos.
During Thursday’s court appearance, prosecutors said Harris is a danger to the community and asked that he should be held without bond.
He remains in custody pending a detention hearing on Monday morning where he is expected to appear in person.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the crime is punishable by a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years in prison if Harris is found guilty.l