Group urges FG to intervene in Nigerian prisoners’ plight in Togo
A group Global Society for Anti-Corruption (GSAC), has urged the Federal Government to intervene in the plight of over 200 Nigerians allegedly languishing in various prisons in the Togo Republic.
Man in prison for allegedly defiling minor
An Osun magistrate’s court sitting in Osogbo yesterday ordered the remand of a 30-year-old man, Abdulrasaq Sodiq, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl (name withheld)
51-Year-Old Mother Jailed After Attempting To Break Son Out Of Jail
A mother who tried to single-handedly dig her way into a jail in Ukraine to free her murderer son is now facing being locked up herself. The 51-year-old woman, who has not been named, rented a house near the jail in the southern Zaporizhia region where her son is serving a life sentence. She then…
Poacher Who Stabbed Gorilla Rafiki To Death Is Jailed For 11 Years
A poacher who stabbed the silverback gorilla to death in Uganda has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. Rafiki, a 25-year-old male and head of a 17-member gorilla group who was hugely popular with tourists, was found dead after going missing on June 1. Poacher Felix Byamukama was arrested by Ugandan wildlife chiefs and…
Hairstylist bags 20 years in prison for rape
A 28-year-old hairstylist, Tayo Bakare, was yesterday sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court for rape and kidnapping.
'We'll be back': Italy Prison Escapees Promise To Return
Two inmates who escaped from a prison in Rome, Italy last week left guards a courtesy note, saying they had business to take care of but promise to be back shortly. The two cousins, Davad Zukanovic, 40, and Lil Ahmetovic, 46, broke out of Rebibbia prison overnight on June 2 by scaling a wall using…
Decongesting correctional centres at this time
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) reports that it has released 3,751 inmates consisting of convicts and persons awaiting trial.
Court fixes June 2 for Orji Kalu's application seeking release from prison
A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed June 2 to hear an application filed by Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu, seeking his release from prison.
Ogun State releases 249 prisoners
In an attempt to decongest the facilities and avert the prisoners from contacting the Coronavirus, the Chief Judge (CJ) of Ogun State, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, has ordered the immediate release
44 jihadists found dead in Chad prison
A group of 44 suspected members of Boko Haram, arrested during a recent operation against the jihadist group, have been found dead in their prison cell, apparently poisoned