Airman Who Killed Lover Sentenced To Death By Hanging

Justice has been served for Air Craft Woman (ACW) Oladipupo Sholape, the young lady who was shot dead by her lover Kalu Bernard. A General Court Martial, constituted by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has sentenced the young recruit, Air Craft Man (ACM) Kalu Bernard to death by hanging.

On the 12th of March 2017 bernard had shot and killed Oladipupo at her Corporal and Below Quarters, Compound 9, Air Force Base, Makurdi because he felt she was having an affair with another man.

According to reports twenty-one-year old Kalu was said to have, after breaking into Oladipupo’s home early hours of the fateful Sunday morning, shot her on the neck at close range, and also attempted to kill the other man whom he had suspected that she was having a love affair with.

But as fate would have it, his riffle got hooked when he cocked it a second time, giving the other man the opportunity to fight for his life by struggling the riffle with Kalu until he was able to disarm him after which he was later arrested and detained.

Reading out the almost 70 paged court findings which lasted for over two hours, the Judge Advocate, Flight Lt. MA Umoh listed the eight-count charges against Kalu to include murder, house breaking, personation, attempted murder, failure to perform military duty, loss of service property, disobedience of service order as well as prejudice of service discipline.

Umoh noted that the accused pleaded not guilty to all the eight count charges adding that prosecution brought 13 witnesses while three witnesses including the accused were called by the defence counsel.

He maintained further that even though prosecution found him guilty on all the eight count charges, defense, in closing their case, said prosecution had not proved the case beyond reasonable doubts.

The defense counsel, Abimiku Ewuga urged the court to temper justice with mercy in their sentence especially as the accused was a first time offender and the bread winner of his family.

Delivering judgement, President of the court, Gp. Capt. Elisha Bindul who found the accused guilty in six out of the eight-count charges proffered against him sentenced him to death by hanging subject to the confirmation of the conveying authority.

Ewuga, speaking with newsmen after the judgement said court has delivered her own judgement and had not erred in its decision but would surely move to the court of appeal as this general court marshal is not the final stage.

Man Stabs Wife To Death In The Middle Of The Street

According to reports a footage have been captured online showing a man brutally stabbing his wife in the middle of a busy street. Lian Tong’s husband suspected her of having an affair so he went after her as she was on a bike, pulled her down from it then stabbed her multiple times. In the harrowing video, the husband can be seen talking to her while she was on a bike. As she moves to drive away, he blocks her and continues to talk to her. He then reveals a weapon and she starts to run. He finally catches up with her when she gets to the middle of the road and stabs her continuously until she falls to the ground.

Onlookers can be seen standing at a safe distance, looking alarmed. He eventually walks away, leaving his wounded wife on the floor. Some moments later, he returns and slashes her neck.

No reports yet have emerged if the Police have apprehended the killer as at the time of this report.

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Laugh At Your Husband

A Utah man, Kenneth Manzanares, 39, killed his wife, Kristy Manzanares, 39, aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple’s blood-splattered room that he did it because she kept laughing at him in front of their three children, the FBI said in documents released Thursday afternoon. Manzanares was charged with murder after he was found with blood on his hands and clothes and blood spread throughout the cabin on the Princess Cruises ship Tuesday night, according to a criminal complaint by FBI Special Agent Michael L. Watson.

Security on board the boat found his wife, Kristy Manzanares, in their room at 9pm on Tuesday night with a severe head wound. She was pronounced dead 20 minutes later.

A man and others went into the room before medical workers and security officers had arrived and saw the woman on the floor covered in blood, according to court documents.

The man asked Manzanares what happened, and he said, “She would not stop laughing at me.” Manzanares then grabbed his wife’s body and tried to drag her to the balcony, but the man stopped him, Watson wrote.The theme of the cruise was a murder mystery and staff said that they believed the grisly scene had been staged as part of it when they first arrived at the couple’s room.
A ship security officer handcuffed Manzanares in a nearby cabin. While the FBI searched him, he spontaneously said, “My life is over.”

Source: LIB

Beheaded Siblings: Rivers State Government Promises

Two weeks after two brothers were beheaded in Rivers state, it seems that the security operatives are finding it difficult to find the killers. Through a spokesman Nnamdi Omoni, the Rivers Police command said on Tuesday that it was making serious efforts to arrest the killers of the two brothers, beheaded two weeks ago in the state.

NAN reports that the deceased, Emeka and Ifeanyi Wobo were said to have left home on July 10 and their decapitated bodies were found around Elekahia Housing Estate in Port Harcourt the next day.

The deceased, who were blood-brothers, were natives of Rumuokparali community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

Mr. Omoni said the police had not arrested the suspects or recovered the heads of the victims.

“The man-haunt for the suspects and recovery of their (victims’) decapitated heads has taken off,” he said.

The police spokesperson said that investigation into the murder had commenced and encouraged the members of the public to give meaningful information that would lead to the arrest the suspects.

He said that the police would not relent in its efforts to ensure that the killers were arrested and the heads of the victims found.

Mr Omoni said that incidences of killing and beheading were portraying the state in bad light.

He pleaded with motorists and members of the public to exercise patience whenever the police were conducting stop and search exercise.

“It is a means of taking criminals unawares and arresting them,” he said, adding that the exercise was for the security of the citizenry.
He said telecommunication service providers were assisting police to track down kidnappers in the state.

 

Young Lady Live-streams Killing Her Sister

The latest horror that live-streaming exposes was carried out by an 18-year-old woman from Stockton, California.

Obdulia Sanchez killed her sister in a car crash which she livestreamed. Afterward, she also livestreamed her sister’s bloodied body and said she knows she’ll go to prison but she doesn’t care.

The video began showing Obdulia driving with her sister Jacqueline Sanchez, 14, in the car. Soon, the car rolled over, into a barbed wire fence and then a field where it crashed. Both sisters did not use their seat belt and Jacqueline was killed in the crash. Obdulia, who was under the influence, got out of the mangled car and proceeded to film her sister’s dead body.

She said: “I killed my sister, but I don’t care. I killed my sister. I know I’m going to prison, but I don’t care. I’m sorry baby. I’m a hold it down.”

The California Highway Patrol say that another 14-year-old girl was also in the car and she got injured.

 

Woman Kills Husband For Insurance Money But Life Is Not In Her Favour

Uloma Curry-Walker, a 45-year old newly-wed, in Cleveland, USA, hired a hit-man to kill her husband so she could get his $100,000 insurance payout along with his pension cheques to pay off her debts.

Uloma Curry-Walker and her husband Lt. William Walker had been married for only 4 months when she, being tens-of-thousands of dollars in debt, decided to ask her daughter’s boyfriend to carry out a hit on William.

According to CBS News, on paying 20 Year old Chad Padgett, her 17 year old daughter’s boyfriend a $1000 advance fee, he contracted the hit to his cousin who after failing decided to sub-contract it to another thug, who was then able to successfully deliver four bullets to her husband while he was out getting fast-food on Uloma’s request.

After the murder, Uloma found out that William Walker’s ex-wife was still listed as the beneficiary on all his financial payouts.

Uloma has been convicted of aggravated murder and is set to be sentenced on August 8, 2017; possibly to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

2 Thai Men Sentenced To Death For Murder Over IPhone 7

A Thai court on Wednesday sentenced two men to death for murdering another Thai man over his iPhone 7, a court official told dpa.

According to the police, in January, Wasin Luengjam, 26, was stabbed to death by two men in a Bangkok suburb who had also slit his throat.

The incident was caught on a surveillance camera.

Two men, later identified as Kittikorn Wikaha, 26 and Supatchai Jansri, 25, were caught by police in a nearby province while they were on the run.

Police said some cash and a watch remained on Wasin’s body.

Both Kittikorn and Supatchai admitted their crimes.

Police said that clear evidence helped lead to their confessions.

Police told dpa it is unclear if both men will appeal the decision. Since their arrests and detention in January, none of their relatives have bailed them out, citing a lack of money.

In March, a top-level provincial court upheld the death sentences of two migrant workers from Myanmar found guilty of murdering two British tourists on the southern island of Koh Tao in 2014.

Thailand last carried out the death penalty in August 2009

Man Sentenced To Death For Killing Father

An Ado Ekiti High Court has sentenced a man, Blessing Olumakinde Egunlae, to death by hanging for killing his father, Benson Egunlae, over issues of inheritance.

The state Chief Judge, Ayodeji Daramola, who delivered the judgment on Tuesday, concluded that evidence before the court showed that the accused was guilty of murder as charged.

He held that the prosecution had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and so should be hanged.

The accused stood trial for murdering his father who had six wives and 18 children.

The polygamous family had been at daggers drawn over the sharing pattern of parcels of land belonging accused’s father, Mr. Egunlae.

Not satisfied with the sharing, Olumakinde, 47, trailed his father to his farm, cut him to pieces with a machete and axe and fled.

His brothers who were shocked to meet their father in his pool of blood attempted to save his life by rushing him to the hospital, but the man was confirmed dead.

Olumakinde was at large for six months after committing the crime but eventually turned himself over to the police.

During the trial, the state was represented by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi, while the accused person was represented by Morakinyo Ogele.

The prosecution called two witnesses in the course of the trial while the accused testified in his defence.

Exhibits which included an axe and a cutlass with which the accused stabbed his father on the head and the chest and pictures were tendered and admitted.

The accused in his confessional statement to the police admitted killing his father in his farm’s hut.

Missing Zimbabwe Politician Found Dead

The police said on Wednesday a high-ranking provincial official from Zimbabwe’s ruling party has been found dead on his farm in a suspected murder.

Nathaniel Mhiripiri, the ZANU-PF party’s secretary for labour and social welfare in Manicaland province, was discovered Tuesday in a pool of blood in the town of Rusape.

He had been missing for three days.

Police spokesperson Tavhiringwa Kakohwa said the case was being treating as a murder, but declined to comment on whether it was politically motivated.

Mhiripiri was known to be a supporter of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is tipped to eventually succeed 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa is believed to vie for Mugabe’s succession with the president’s wife, Grace.

Mugabe had announced that he will contest the 2018 elections, but rumours are circulating about his failing health.

Death Sentence: Supreme Court To Decide Reverend King’s Faith Today

The Supreme Court will give the final word today whether Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Reverend King should be hanged for murder or whether he should spend some few years more in jail.

King, General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly in Lagos, is challenging the judgment of a Lagos High Court sentencing him to death by hanging.

The apex court presided over by Justice Walter Onoghen adjourned till today to give judgment after listening to arguments from counsel to prosecution and defence in the matter.

Lagos State Attorney general and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, who appeared before the Supreme Court alongside Mrs. Idowu Alakija, the Director of Public Prosecution and other Senior Counsel in the State, urged the court to dismiss the appeal and uphold the judgment of the lower court.

Ezeugo was arraigned on September 26, 2006 on a six-count charge of attempted murder and murder.

He pleaded not guilty to the allegation but was sentenced to death by the then Justice Joseph Oyewole of Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, on January 11, 2007 for the murder of one of his church members, Ann Uzoh.

Justice Oyewole is now a judge of Appeal Court sitting in the Calabar division.

The Lagos State Government had said that the convict poured petrol on the deceased and five other persons and that Uzoh died on August 2, 2006; 11 days after the act was perpetrated on her.

Ezeugo was convicted and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for the attempted murder and death by hanging for the offence of murder.

Dissatisfied, Ezeugo challenged the verdict before the Court of Appeal in Lagos, but the appeal was thrown out.

“I hereby rule that the prosecution effectively discharged the burden of proof on it. This appeal is devoid of any basis and accordingly fails.

“The judgment of the High Court is hereby affirmed, and the conviction imposed on the appellant, (which is death by hanging) is also affirmed,” Justice Fatimo Akinbami who read the judgement held. The two other members of the panel of Justices, Amina Augie and Ibrahim Saulawa concurred with the lead judgement.

Again, Ezeugo not being satisfied with the verdict, approached the Supreme Court, and urged that the judgment be upturned.

The apex court has now fixed the final judgment for today.

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