Man Found Guilty For Plotting To Kill Prime Minister Theresa May

A British Man, Naa’imur Rahman was found guilty on Wednesday of a plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May.

The 20-year-old who is from north London was convicted at the Old Bailey court of preparing to commit acts of terrorism.

Rahman planned to detonate an improvised explosive device at the gates of Downing Street and gain access to May’s office in the ensuing chaos and kill her, according to police.

No.10 Downing Street is the official residence and office of British prime ministers. It is heavily guarded and there is a gate at the end of the street where members of the public and tourists gather to get a glimpse of the house.

“We are talking about an individual that would have killed, injured and maimed a number of people including police officers and members of the public,’’ said Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command.

Britain suffered four deadly attacks last year and the head of the domestic spy agency MI5 said in May that a further 12 Islamist plots had been foiled since the first of these in March 2017.

The Downing Street plot was foiled when Rahman believed he was corresponding online with members of the Islamic State (IS) militant group while planning the alleged attack but was, in fact, talking to members of undercover officers from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and Britain’s MI5 Security Service.

Rahman was arrested in November 2017 shortly after meeting with undercover officers posing as IS members and collecting two dummy explosive devices.

Haydon said Rahman had been in contact with an uncle who had traveled to Syria and joined IS and who had encouraged his nephew to carry out attacks in Britain.

Rahman had been planning to carry out the attack for two years but his resolve was hardened when he heard that his uncle had been killed in a drone attack last summer, Haydon added.

Rahman was described by police as a drifter, who lived on friends’ sofas, and attempts to involve him in the government’s counter-extremism programme had failed.

Woman Kills Husband For ‘Beating Family Cat’

47-year-old Mary Harrison,admitted to detectives on Saturday that she shot and killed her husband because he was beating the family cat.

Harrison has been charged with murdering her husband, Dexter Harrison, 49, in Fall Manor Drive in Dallas, Texas. She told detectives in Dallas that she shot her husband during a heated argument on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

The shooting occurred just before 7:00 a.m. in the 13200 block of Fall Manor Drive in Dallas, according to police. Dexter Harrison was transported to Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where he was pronounced dead.

In a statement Sunday, Dallas police say Harrison told officers that her husband had been beating the cat. Neighbors say the family cat recently went missing and Mary Harrison had posted signs about it disappearing after which the pet eventually returned.

Ex In Custody After Two High School Students Were Found Murdered At Their Hostel

In another love story gone sour, a 19-year-old man has appeared in the Vryburg Magistrate’s Court in connection with the murder of two girls Marna Engelbrecht‚ 17‚ and Sharnelle Hough‚ 16, at the Stella High School hostel in the North West, South Africa.

According to the police,the bodies of  the girls were discovered last Saturday at the Stella High School hostel by the matron.

The suspect who is believed to be an ex-boyfriend of one of the victims‚ will spend the next two months behind bars as police investigations continue. Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani said the youngster appeared in court on Monday and his case was postponed to August 6. The suspect is yet to plead.

“According to information received the two girls were alone in the girls’ hostel‚” said Funani.

“The bodies of the pair were discovered by the hostel matron. First the matron found the body of the 17-year-old hanging from the rails of the staircase in the hostel. She alerted the school management and the police were summoned.
“Upon investigation‚ the police discovered the second body with a string around her neck at the hostel’s bathroom.”

“Subsequent to a thorough investigation,  a 19-year-old man who is believed to be an ex-boyfriend of one of the girls was arrested. The motive of the incident is unknown at this stage and investigation into the matter continues,”

Meanwhile, the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) in the North West have questioned how a culprit gained access to a girls’ hostel to commit a double murder‚ when there was supposed to be 24-hour security at the premises.

The organisation has expressed shock at the murder of two Stella High School teenage girls who were found hanged in their school hostel.

“We need answers as to why nobody heard any commotion or realised that something was amiss until the bodies were discovered‚” Sanco’s provincial chairperson Paul Sebegoe emphasised.

“We condemn in the strongest terms possible the heinous and ghastly acts‚ and trust that the arrested suspect will be denied bail. He should face the wrath of the law if he is found to be responsible for the outrageous murders which have sent a shockwave across the country‚” said Sebegoe.

Man Stabs Wife 17 Times

39-year-old Prince Khumalo has stabbed his wife 17 times in South Africa.

Police reports that, the mother of two was found dead with multiple stab wounds. The husband to the deceased claims his late wife killed herself after an argument.

A family friend alleges the couple had a falling out after their trip to Durban to celebrate their 7 year anniversary,They had a fight and a day later the victim Lindiwe Sibiya 39 was found dead.

According to iharare.com, Sibiya’s friend, Thuli Mkhwanazi, said the couple were supposed to drop off their two children, aged three and seven, with her uncle in Rietz in the Free State. She was adamant that Khumalo murdered her friend and said it was impossible Sibiya could have stabbed herself 17 times.

“When they were turning back after their fight, she called her uncle, crying, at about 9pm, saying she no longer wanted to be married to Khumalo. The call was cut off, and when her uncle tried to call back, her phone was off.

“He then received a call late on Saturday afternoon that she was found dead, after being stabbed 17 times, and the man (Khumalo) claimed she committed suicide,” Mkhwanazi said.

She said the couple’s relationship “was never a honeymoon”. “He was abusive. He cheated on her and would disappear for the weekend.”

She said Sibiya had just moved from Heidelberg in Gauteng to join him in Lephalale, where they both worked for Eskom.

She disputed that her friend would commit suicide. “She was full of life and loved her children.”

Sibiya’s uncle, Raymond Shabalala, confirmed that he received a phone call from her to say her marriage was over. A few hours later, he received a call from the police to say the young woman, who he had raised as his own daughter, had been found dead in a pool of blood.

“When I walked into the house it looked like a cow had been slaughtered. There was blood everywhere.

“When I saw him at the police station I asked him why he killed my daughter. But he just looked at me.”

Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena confirmed that a case of murder was being investigated against Khumalo.

He said Khumalo claimed that after the couple had a fight, he locked Sibiya in the house and drove to Joburg, where he dropped off their children with relatives.

When he returned, Khumalo claimed, he found his wife stabbed to death. Mokoena said there was no sign of a break-in at the house.

After appearing in court, Khumalo was released on R5000 bail, Mokoena said, adding that no previous cases of domestic violence had been opened against him.

Fatal Attraction: Boyfriend Kills Lover For Ending Relationship

A story of fatal attraction has lead to the death of 21-year-old South African lady, Zolile Khumalo, a student of the  Mangosuthu University of Technology in the early hours of Wednesday after she was shot dead by her boyfriend, inside her hostel room.

According to reports the boyfriend who was an ex student of the university shot Khumalo dead because she broke the relationship off.

Her roommate was present during the murder.

The ex-boyfriend gained access into her hostel by signing in using his friends name. Once he gained access, he asked his friend to go and knock on her door on his behalf. As soon as she opened the door, they got into an argument that ended up with him shooting her in front of a roommate.

The boyfriend has since been arrested and would soon be charged to court.

The school authority has released a statement reacting to the gruesome murder of one of its students.

Murder: Shehu Sani Honours Police Invitation, Released On Bail

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has disclosed that he was invited by the police in Kaduna earlier Monday morning.

He said he honoured the invite, wrote a statement, and was later allowed to go, based on self recognition.

The senator disclosed this on his verified Twitter handle, where he wrote:

“The Police invited me to appear today by 10:45am. I honored the invitation to the Police Headquarters in Kaduna by 10:45am, with clear conscience.I wrote my statements. I was granted ‘self bail’. I have left.”

Earlier in the month, the Kaduna State Police Command had written the senator, asking him to appear at the command headquarters after identifying him as a person of interest in a murder case.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Austin Iwar, who wrote the letter, asked Sani to appear before the Police on April 30.

The letter, with reference number, CR: 2000/KDS/VOL 5H/72, was said to have been routed through the Clerk of the National Assembly, while the Senate President was also copied.

“This is in connection with a case of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide transferred to this office by 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, alongside with exhibit audio CD, in which your name was mentioned by the principal suspect,” Iwar said in the letter .

A murder suspect, Isa Garba, who was arrested by the military, was alleged to have implicated the federal lawmaker after he was transferred to the police.

It was gathered that Sani’s name was mentioned when the suspect, who allegedly participated in the killing of one Lawal Madugu, implicated another person identified as Bashir Hamdada.

Iwar, while responding to a query on the letter, said the case was not politically-motivated.

Sani, in his tweet, intimated that he had honored the invite. See the tweet:

 

Disney Star Kevin Crane Kills Ex-Wife, Almost Kills Himself

Former Disney star Kevin Crane has been hospitalized for injuries he sustained from shooting himself after killing his ex-wife.

Police say that after shooting his ex-wife, he also shot himself. He survived the self-inflicted gunshot wound but remains hospitalized in critical condition, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

According to reports, Kevin, 33, killed his ex-wife Parisa Siddiqi, 29, at about 2:17pm on Saturday inside Paper Source, the stationary store where Siddiqi worked. Paper Source is located in The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks, a wealthy city on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

“Shooting at Oaks Mall appears to be case of domestic violence. The man entered the store and shot his ex-wife, then shot himself. The investigation is ongoing. The woman, who died at the scene is a 30-yr-old TO resident. The man is a 33-yr-old LA area resident.” the sheriff posted on Twitter.

The horror shooting unfolded on a busy Saturday afternoon when the mall was bustling with shoppers and employees. Police said that Crane arrived at the mall around 2.10pm and walked directly to Paper Source where he shot Siddiqi multiple times. The sound of gunshots sent shoppers fleeing out of the mall’s exits.

As a young boy, Kevin was a child actor for Disney and Warner Brothers, including in the 1994 movie Little Giants. He currently works as a realtor in Beverly Hills. His upscale clientele included celebrities, athletes, and business executives.

The couple had two young sons who were not present at the shooting, and have been found safe.

Siddiqi filed for divorce from Crane in January of 2016, court records show. The divorce was finalized and the marriage dissolved in February of 2017. They continued to co-parent amicably, it seemed from Facebook photos.

Investigators found no prior history of domestic violence reports or restraining orders between the couple, and said they had found no criminal record for Crane. Police said an investigation into the shooting is ongoing and have not revealed a suspected motive.

Mentally Challenged Man Kills 2 Pupils In Ogun

St. John’s Anglican Primary School, Agodo, in Ogun Waterside Local Government of Ogun state, yesterday March 12th lost two students after an alleged mentally challenged man stormed the school armed with a cutlass and killed two pupils identified as Mubarak Kalesowo and Sunday Obituyi.

The school according to reports has a poor security system making it easy for the mad man to gain entrance into the premises.

He descended on the students, macheting them with the cutlass in his hand till they died. He later fled the school premises.

The state police command says it has launched a manhunt for the man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policemen Kill Man In Ibadan Over Parking Space

Some members of the Oyo State Police Command have allegedly killed a man in Ibadan while arguing over parking space.

The incident happened at Pete’s Bar and Lounge of the Trans Amusement Park, Bodija Area of Ibadan.

According to reports, Taye Adeleke was allegedly shot dead by the one of the policemen. Trouble started when the deceased, who was in the company of his twin brother, Kehinde, got into a hot argument over parking space on the premises of the park.

When the argument turned ugly, the owner of the bar, Mr. Seyi Olusa reportedly called on policemen guarding the premises for intervention.

According to a source, one of the officers accidentally fired a shot which killed the man instantly.

Meanwhile, the owner of the bar, Seyi Olusa has been detained at the Iyaganku Police Station over the incident.

In a statement, the Oyo State Government said the bar had been closed indefinitely over the unfortunate incident.

The Executive Secretary, Bureau of Investment Promotion and Public Private Partnerships, Mr. Yinka Fatoki said that the management of the Trans Wonderland Nigeria Plc communicated the decision to close the bar to the government, explaining that a three-month quit notice had earlier been issued to the company effective January 12, 2018 over the sale and use of illicit drugs in the park by patrons of Pete’s Bar & Lounge.

Mr. Fatoki said that the management of Trans Wonderland had also issued a warning to the Chairman of Pete’s Bar on November 17, 2017 over the issue of illicit drugs.

He stated that there was a scuffle at the bar on February 26, 2018 which led to the accidental discharge from one of the security operatives invited to restore order.

The matter is being investigated by the police.

 

British Sailor Charged For Killing Wife During Honeymoon

A 41 year-old British sailor, Lewis Bennett has been charged with murdering his wife in the Caribbean on their honeymoon and staging a yacht accident to cover it up.

Ten months ago he had reported his wife Isabella Hellmann, 41, missing from their crashed catamaran off the coast off Cuba. When US Coast Guard rescuers responded, they found Bennett alone in his life raft in May 2017 after the supposed accident, and he claimed his wife had vanished overboard while alone at the helm.

On May 14, which was Mother’s Day in the US, the British-Australian dual citizen and his wife were on the final leg of a belated honeymoon cruise through the northern Caribbean on his 37 ft catamaran, Surf Into Summer. Then on May 15, he made an SOS call to say his wife was missing and his 37-ft catamaran was taking on water.

When the US Coastguard arrived, Bennett told them he had gone to bed in his cabin at 8 p.m. on May 14, exhausted after five days on the water as they sailed from Cuba home to Florida. He said that his wife had been given the helm and left alone in charge of the vessel. He described how he had been woken at around 1 a.m. by the loud thud of the boat hitting an object, and, that when he went on deck, his wife had disappeared.

Bennett, a businessman and mining engineer, fired his emergency positioning beacon and sent out a distress call after he realised the catamaran was taking on water. Two hours later, he was rescued by a US Coastguard helicopter about 30 miles west of the Bahamas but he was without his wife. He was found floating in a life raft 1,000 yards from his half-submerged boat, which he had abandoned after first gathering his possessions. Bennett said his wife had been wearing a life Jacket but after an exhaustive four-day air and sea search for her they never found a trace. The Colombian-born estate agent who Bennett married three months earlier was 5ft 4in and weighed 7st 12lb, and dressed only in light clothing, she would probably only have survived in the water for a few hours if she had been conscious.

Just one day after the Coastguard called off its search for her, Bennett, who is in charge of his wife’s finances, asked the service for a “letter of presumed death” — a document that would speed up the process of sorting out her financial affairs. But Florida law says nobody can be declared legally dead until he or she has been missing for at least five years.

Detectives said they found a stash of silver coins in the raft Bennett was found floating in after his wife’s disappearance. They also uncovered a haul of gold coins in the couple’s home in Delray Beach, Florida.

Bennett said he believed the catamaran had hit something. But investigators say they have found evidence that Bennett had scuttled the catamaran. On Tuesday, Bennett, of Poole, Dorset in England was charged with second-degree murder in a Miami court in Florida, where he was also sentenced to seven months in prison for smuggling $100,000 in gold coins into the US. He will now face trial for his wife’s murder.

In a court document, FBI Special Agent James Kelley said the bureau believes Bennett “knowingly and unlawfully killed” Isabella Hellmann, the mother of his child. According to the FBI, Bennett told investigators he had gone below deck on their boat near the Bahamas and left Hellman above to keep watch. The FBI says he falsely claimed she disappeared after the supposed accident.

Bennett’s wife’s family have also accused him of killing his wife. They said after the accident, he reacted in an unemotional way to his wife’s disappearance. Members of Ms Hellmann’s family have revealed they became dubious about Mr Bennett’s account because of the unemotional way he reacted to the tragedy.

One of his sisters-in-law, Dayana Rodriguez, recalled: “He was calm, he wasn’t crying or anything. When I saw him, I ran to him and I hugged him and I said: ‘Where is Isabella?’ And he said: ‘I don’t know.’ ”

She was dumbfounded by the way her brother-in-law, an experienced seaman, had reacted to his wife’s disappearance. When she asked him why he didn’t stop the boat and drop anchor, he told her “he needed to keep the boat on track”, she said.

She said: “I asked him: ‘Do you think she’s alive? Do you think she’s dead?’ And he said: ‘I think she’s asleep.’ That was his answer.”

After the disappearance, Bennett took their daughter 15-month-old Emelia to his parents in Hampshire and wouldn’t let his wife’s family have access to her. His wife’s sister said her mother had “passed out on the floor” when Mr Bennett had rejected their pleas to keep baby Emelia in Florida, telling them: “I’m leaving and you’re not going to see the baby again.”

Bennett, in turn, has accused his wife’s family of stealing from his home and even called the police on them. He said that while he was looking for his missing wife in hospitals, her family went to his home and took some of his wife’s belongings, including computers, an engagement ring, clothes and handbags.

Isabella’s disappearance remains officially under investigation while her husband has been arrested and charged with second degree murder on suspicion of killing her.

 

Maryam Sanda’s Second Attempt For Bail Turned Down

The High Court at the Federal Capital Territory Abuja has again rejected Maryam Snada’s bail application.

This would be her second attempt a bail after she was arrested for the murder of her husband, Bilyamin Bello.

A previous request for bail made by Mrs. Sanda’s lawyer, Joseph Daudu, had been refused in December.

Mr. Daudu made another request on Monday.

The judge, Halilu Halilu, struck out the application on Wednesday, for lacking in merit.