One David Adeyemi has bagged six months jail term after he was arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrate Court, Lagos, over a two-count charge of assault on a staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company
A major drug dealer, Mike Omoarukhe, his manager and three other workers in his cannabis farms have been sentenced to 75 years imprisonment by a Federal High Court in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
Jacob Zuma on Monday said South Africa was becoming a "constitutional dictatorship" after the country's highest court upheld its decision
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disclosed that it is working with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
Disgraced former K-pop star Seungri was convicted of arranging prostitution and other charges stemming from a sex and drugs scandal and jailed for three years on Thursday by a military court, officials said. The 30-year-old singer from popular boyband Big Bang, who retired from showbusiness as the scandal mounted and later enlisted in the military,…
A Kano High Court, on Friday, sentenced Paul Owne to 104 imprisonments for masterminding the kidnap of nine children in the state.
Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak began an appeal Monday against his corruption conviction and 12-year jail term over the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal, which contributed to his government's downfall in 2018.
A 29-year-old Internet fraudster, Ademola Adebukola, also known as Holy Ghost, has been convicted on four counts of cheating and attempt to cheat by a Kwara State High Court in Ilorin.
29 Dec 2020
Loujain al-Hathloul, 31, has been held since 2018 following her arrest along with at least a dozen other activists. Today, a Saudi court sentenced her to five years and eight months in prison, her family and local media said. Hathloul was charged with seeking to change the Saudi political system and harming national security,…
10 Oct 2020
Kyrgyzstan's security service said Saturday that it had rearrested former president Almazbek Atambayev after supporters freed him from jail during post-election protests. The arrest came as the incumbent president Sooronbay Jeenbekov reasserted control following unrest after a disputed parliamentary election in which several prominent politicians were freed. The state national security committee said in a…
27 Sep 2020
Forty-eight-year-old Polish historian and activist, Piotr Cywinski, has attracted global attention after offering to lead 119 other volunteers to spend a month in Nigerian prison in order for convicted Nigerian teens, Umar Farouq to be set free. In his September 25, 2020, a dated letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking freedom for the juvenile,…
18 Jun 2020
An X Factor contestant is facing jail after admitting to committing a string of rapes over a period of three decades. Phillip Blackwell, who was famed for his bizarre rendition of Spandau Ballet’s Gold on the ITV talent show, faces jail after the sexual offenses, which took place across three different counties. Blackwell, 55, appeared…