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British court jails restaurant bosses over girl’s death from allergy

A British court on Wednesday sentenced two restaurant bosses to prison after they were convicted of causing the death of a 15-year-old girl who suffered an extreme allergic reaction to traces of nuts in a takeaway meal.

Man jailed 10 years for killing brother over woman

An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Collins Abakwe, to 10 years’ imprisonment for stabbing his younger brother, Chibuike Abakwe, to death during an argument over a woman.
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Man bags 10 years for stabbing brother to death

An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Collins Abakwe, to 10 years in prison for stabbing his younger brother, Chibuike Abakwe, to death during an argument over someone else’s lover.
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US police woman held for killing black man in wrong apartment

A white Texas police officer who entered an apartment mistaking it for her own and shot dead the black man who lived there was arrested on manslaughter charges.
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US police officer kills man in his home after mistaking it for hers

Protesters in Texas are demanding immediate jail for a Dallas police officer who entered the wrong apartment mistaking it for her own and shot dead the black man who lived there.
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German mayor faces trial over drowning of 3 children in town pond

The mayor of a small German town will stand trial on negligent manslaughter charges after the drowning of three children in a man-made pond, a court spokesman said on Friday.

Man stabs stepbrother to death in Ondo

A man, Odunayo Ikudehinbu, has been remanded in custody by a High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State, for allegedly killing his stepbrother, Segun Ikudehinbu.

Minister Amaechi: I don’t drink, smoke, I don’t need money for anything

A former Governor of Rivers State, now Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has again, claimed that he has nothing to do with money.
A Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rigid-inflatable boat sails back to Open Arms vessel after getting medical supplies from the Aquarius rescue vessel, chartered by French NGO SOS-Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on June 24, 2018 in the open sea about 50 miles from Libya. PAU BARRENA / AFP

Charity group to sue Libya coastguard for failing migrants in the Mediterranean

The charity Proactiva Open Arms has filed a complaint on Saturday, including of involuntary manslaughter, with the Spanish police against a cargo ship.

Engineer charged with crushing fan after watching World Cup matches

For allegedly causing the death of an 18-year-old football fan, a 33-year-old engineer, Sunday Oriowo, on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Supreme Court affirms three Bakassi Boys’ death penalty

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the death penalty imposed on three members of Bakassi Boys vigilante group in 2006.

OPC member jailed 25 years for manslaughter

An Igbosere High Court, Lagos, on Thursday sentenced Jelili Falana, an Assistant Vigilante of the O’odua People’s Congress, Agege branch, to 25 years’ imprisonment for manslaughter.

Man remanded for allegedly stabbing mother to death

A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday, remanded a 37-year-old, Nurudeen Bakare, at Ikoyi prisons, for allegedly stabbing his mother to death.

NBS: 134,663 crime cases recorded in 2017

Reports from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the crime statistics on reported offences reflected a total of 134,663 cases in 2017.

Scavenger sentenced to life imprisonment for killing friend

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of a Lagos Special offences court on Wednesday sentenced a 42-year-old man, Ifeanyi Nnamoko, to life imprisonment over the killing of his best friend, Ifeanyi Anyanwu.

Driver allegedly kills seven-month-old baby in Lagos

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a commercial motor driver, Nwagu Nsude, in Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly driving recklessly and causing the death of a seven-month-old baby.

South African court dismisses Oscar Pistorius appeal

Legal experts say Olympian Oscar Pistorius has finally run out of options to appeal his 13-year prison sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

Conductor allegedly falls off bus, dies

A 25-year-old commercial bus driver, John Okoye, who allegedly drove recklessly, causing his conductor to fall off the vehicle and die, was on Monday brought before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

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The Police in Delta State has vowed to track down killers of the Delta State University (DELSU) student, Elizino Joshualia Ogege who was gruesomely murdered by persons suspected to be ritual killers.

Farouk Lawan demanded $500,000 bribe – Femi Otedola tells court

Businessman, Femi Otedola, on Wednesday, revealed that a former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, demanded a $500,000 bribe from him to remove his company, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the list of oil companies allegedly involved in fuel subsidy fraud.

Yahaya Bello promises N100 million reward for information on aide’s killers

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has promised a N100 million reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of those that killed Malam Yusuf Adabenege, his Special Adviser on Culture and Tourism.

Kogi: Why we shut telecoms facilities

The Kogi state government on Wednesday countered the claims of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) over the shutting down of facilities in the State, saying the action was based on court orders.
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Recep Erdogan takes aim at George Soros over jailed Turkish philanthropist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused George Soros of aiding a jailed Turkish philanthropist facing hugely controversial charges of seeking the overthrow of the government, describing the Hungary-born American billionaire as a "famous Hungarian Jew".