5 Apr 2021
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.
21 Jan 2021
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…
9 Jun 2020
A grandmother who illegally got more than £1m of benefits to spend on beauty treatment, nails, and holidays during a scam spanning almost 15 years has been jailed according to The Mirror. Christina Pomfrey falsely claimed she was blind, exaggerated her multiple sclerosis, and used the names of her relatives including her own sister…
2 Jun 2020
Justice Adedayo Akintoye of a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere yesterday sentenced an ex-Exxon Mobil engineer, James Onuoha, to 15 years imprisonment for raping his tenant’s 14-year-old niece
12 May 2020
An Egor Magistrates’ Court in Benin City, Edo State, yesterday sentenced a husband and wife to three months imprisonment each for assaulting a woman and her mother, Mrs. Hope Ughabugo and Mrs. Tina Omogbai.
24 Apr 2020
A 63-year-old-sexual predator with the name Junior Chester Bryan who rapes school girls after drugging them has been sentenced to jail after a court hearing in London. He has been sentenced to 29 years in jail. Bryan has been accused of using violence against the much younger women he pimps, with his offending spanning two…
11 Mar 2020
etired soccer star Ronaldinho and his brother are in jail in Paraguay after being accused of entering the country using fake passports. It was the latest in a string of incidents involving the 2002 World Cup winner
24 Feb 2020
A Federal High Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa State, has sentenced four persons, including a woman, to 160 years imprisonment on a multiple-count charge of conspiracy