Wednesday, 16 September 2015
A 37-year old South African man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping his two young daughters‚ Gauteng police said in a statement.The man‚ who is not being named to protect his daughters’ anonymity‚ was arrested in 2013 when the girls were six and nine years old.
ccording to the statement, the man is their biological father and they lived in the same house.
Nine people were on Tuesday killed at Ibi in Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba State in a reprisal attack carried out by Fulani herdsmen to avenge the killing of their kinsman by Tiv farmers.
Besides, several people including women and children sustained varying degrees of injuries in the attack, which occurred in the early hours of the day while properties worth millions of naira including houses were destroyed.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), Mr. Joseph Kwaji, told THISDAY that nine bodies had been evacuated and deposited at the mortuary while those injured are undergoing treatment at different hospitals.
The attack is coming on the heels of ongoing efforts initiated by the state government to eradicate the incessant clashes between Fulani herdsmen and Tiv farmers which have claimed several hundreds of lives.
THISDAY investigations revealed that the crisis was sparked by the killing of a Fulani herdsman who entered a farm belonging to a Tiv with his cattle to graze, leading to massive destruction of the farm.
When news of the killing of the Fulani got to the other herdsmen, they allegedly mobilised themselves to carry out a reprisal attack on the Tiv farmers and in the process, nine people were killed while others fled.
In a bid to bring the situation under control and have first hand assessment of the situation, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ekechukwu Nwodibo, who resumed in the state penultimate week, arrived the town which is about 270kilometres from Jalingo at about 9a.m. to personally take charge of security in the area.
Though Kwaji told THISDAY that no arrest had been made so far, he however noted that efforts were on top gear to bring the perpetrators to book while also enjoining the people in the area to go about their normal duties without any fear of attack or molestation.
Hundreds of Tiv farmers had been killed by Fulani herdsmen in recent years, while over 200,000 of them were displaced from their homes and have just started returning to their homes following the intervention of Governor Darius Ishaku before the latest incident.
It is no longer news that Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson, is presently pregnant with her third child.
This came months after she welcomed her second child from her marriage that was consummated on August 27, 2011, in Lagos.
After the news of her third pregnancy made headlines, several people castigated her for not observing what they called proper child spacing.
But the actress, in a recent interview, slammed those attacking her to let her be because she is old enough to decide on what is good for her.
She told Goldmyne TV, “I am expecting my third child and I’m a married person so I don’t think people should ask me why. I understand the ethics of spacing kids but I’m a married person and an adult, I can decide the way I want to live my life.
So yes, I’m having my third baby very soon. Thank you so much for the good wishes, thank you so much for the hate speeches, but save some of the hate speeches because the fourth will soon come to round it up then you can show your anger then but for now it’s good news let’s celebrate.”
The Mirror reports that Kanye made his runway models sign non-disclosure forms stating that they won't talk about him, his wife or any of the Kardashian/Jenner family else, he could sue them for up to $10 million if they spoke out about him or the Kardashian/Jenner family.
No fewer than 18 people were burnt to death in a road accident that occurred on Ondo/Ore Expressway at Igushin town in Ondo West local government area of Ondo State on Tuesday.
According to an eyewitness, the vehicles involved were an 18-passenger bus and a truck which reportedly had a head-on collision. This, the eyewitness said, caused the bus to somersault.
“When it finally landed, the bus caught fire which burnt all the occupants,” he said.
“When it finally landed, the bus caught fire which burnt all the occupants,” he said.
Confirming the crash, the Head of Operation of the state Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Akin Adedipe, said the accident was caused by speeding.
Adedipe, who stated that the accident specifically involved a white Mazda 18-passenger bus with number plate BWR 116 XC and a white Daf Truck marked AAA757XN, however, said one person survived the accident.
He, however, added that the survivor was badly burnt.
According to the FRSC boss, the deceased included 11 males, six females and one male child whose identities were unknown as of the time (8.30pm)of filing this report.
He said the deceased had been taken to the mortuary of the State Specialists’ Hospital in Ondo town.
A forty-six year old man has been arrested at Abia Line Transport Company by the Utako police division for attempting To Molest a 19 -year-old man.
According to the victim, Chidi Uzokwu,who is a car washer at Abia Line Transport, Charles Owula, a married man with four kids, was arrested while trying ToMolest him.
Father-of-three Zakariyya Islam, 46, who specialised in expelling demons, was stabbed at the Ruqya Centre in east London last night.
The healer had worked as a exorcist for around 20 years and co-founded the Islamic therapy business which offers advice on sorcery, witchcraft and "evil eye".
He treated people who believed they were were possessed by evil spirits, also known as 'jinns.'
Police and paramedics rushed to the centre just after 6.30pm yesterday where he was found with critical injuries to his torso.
Despite desperate attempts to save his life he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 43-year old man known to Mr Islam was arrested on suspicion of murder and is set to be questioned by police after being taken to a hospital with hand injuries.
The centre, which is part of an office block on Greatorex Street, was sealed off by police who were carrying out forensic searches.
His colleague Tasawer Islam, 51, said: "It was the last thing I expected to hear.
"I am lost for words that something like this could happen to him.
Describing their work, Tasawer Islam, who offers similar treatments over Skype and joined the business five years ago, said: "It's something similar to what you would call clairvoyance.
"We recite directly from the Quran and it's the words that are very soothing.
"Everything that is damaging around you gets destroyed but lots of people don't believe or they don't understand.
"People with mental health issues - all we have to do is speak to them - not even physical contact - we just say the words.
"It's like yoga.
"We do the recitations from the Quran for about 30-40 minutes and people feel better.
"You can be inhabited or possessed by these powers - everything around you feels bad. You feel miserable and you want to sleep all the time.
"A doctor will just tell you that you need to sleep it off but by listening to the Quran you can get rid of it all.
"It is using the Quran to exorcise those spirits."
Zakariyya Islam was born in Bangladesh but grew up in the UK.
Last year he hosted a conference on "The World of Jinns" at the East London Mosque which he visited regularly.
The former caretaker at Stepney Green Secondary School and former cab driver was also a member of Islamic Forum of Europe.
Paying tribute to his friend, Tasawer Islam said: "He was a very gentle and charitable person who would help anybody.
"He was in the business of helping people who were a bit unstable in their lives.
"He was the sort of person who would go around and out of his way to help people.
"It's a huge shock for me.
"The community will definitely be worse off without him."
A 37-year old South African man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping his two young daughters‚ Gauteng police said in a statement.
The man‚ who is not being named to protect his daughters’ anonymity‚ was arrested in 2013 when the girls were six and nine years old.
According to the statement, the man is their biological father and they lived in the same house.
He was sentenced on Tuesday by the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate Court‚ police said in the statement.
“The mother of the victims realised that her children were abused by their father and she reported the matter to the police in 2013. The Ekangala Family Violence and Child Protection Unit then took over the investigation that led to the arrest of the accused.
“The hefty sentence handed down to the accused is welcomed and sends out a clear message to criminals (that they) will be brought to justice‚” police said.
Kim said she wears the long garments to "cover her fat arms and ass."
As for Kim not sweating the heat? Kim says she's "always freezing," and that she doesn't care what the weather is, she "will always wear coats." She also says she's "confident" and happy with her fashion choices, especially during Pregnancy #2.
"I actually am a few pounds heavier this pregnancy than my last," she reportedly wrote on her website, "yet I look so different. Maybe it's because you carry a boy differently than a girl, maybe it's because I don't have the swelling that I had last time when I had preeclampsia, or maybe it's because I am confident in my style and know what to expect." She said
Cholera outbreak in three Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps within Maiduguri, Borno State, have left 16 people dead and 172 in critical conditions, with World Health Organization, WHO, and UNICEF battling the epidemic.
However, Information Officer of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mallam Abdulkadir Ibrahim, in a telephone interview, said it was not an outbreak of cholera, but reported cases of diarrhoea and vomiting.