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Notorious French criminal Redoine Faid had been serving a 25-year jail sentence - Shutterstock

French minister says won’t resign over helicopter jailbreak

France’s justice minister on Wednesday ruled out resigning after a notorious robber was broken out of prison by helicopter, despite a recent warning that the convict was on the verge of trying to escape.
Notorious French criminal Redoine Faid had been serving a 25-year jail sentence - Shutterstock

2,900 policemen hunt convict who escaped from jail in helicopter

Some 2,900 French police and gendarmes were Monday searching for a convicted armed robber, the Interior Ministry said, a day after a helicopter-borne commando sprung him from a jail south of Paris.

Prison guards on strike over attacks by inmates

French prison guards on Monday launched a nationwide strike in a showdown with President Emmanuel Macron’s government over staff levels and violence that they say is spiralling out of control inside the country’s overcrowded jails.

France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users

All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday.

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CACOL seeks ex-Governor Kalu’s speedy trial

The CACOL’s boss, however, commended the current leadership of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for its holistic investigation into this case, which he added, had seen many witnesses called upon to testify.