Nigerian, Lawal Babafemi, Jailed 22 years in US for Al-Qaeda Support

A 35-year-old Nigerian, who once wrote rap lyrics for Al-Qaeda in Yemen, was sentenced to 22 years in a US prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to terror charges. Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi, who was extradited to New York from Nigeria, was jailed by Judge John Gleeson in a US federal court

Prison Seamstress ‘Joyce Mitchell’ who aided New York escapees pleads Guilty

A prison seamstress pleaded guilty on Tuesday to helping two murderers escape from a maximum security prison in upstate New York last month. Joyce Mitchell, 51, faces up to seven years for her role in the daring breakout by inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility on

Sandra Bland’s Voicemail from Jail: ‘I’m Still Just at a Loss’ and ‘How did switching lanes with no signal turn into all of this, I don’t even know’

 Sandra Bland said that she couldn’t believe what she was going through in a haunting voicemail that she left for one of her friends while she was being held in jail. “I’m still just at a loss for words honestly at this whole process,” she said on the message obtained

N8m property lands three in prison

Paul Iyoghojie Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase The police at Ikoyi Division, Lagos, western Nigeria, have arrested a staff of SCOA Nigeria Plc, Grace Akpan, 36, for allegedly conspiring with two domestic servants of her employer to steal his properties valued at N8,164,000.

Lamido Publicly Begs Sons: Sorry I Made Them Imprison You


Erstwhile Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido has on Sunday publicly pleaded with his sons, Aminu and Mustapha, to forgive him for their recent detention. Lamido, who made the plea while speaking with international radio station, VOA Hausa service, claimed total responsibility for his sons’ ordeal in the hands of

Pres. Buhari May Be Plotting To Send Jonathan To Prison


Following the rumoured massive last-minute withdrawals and disappearance of more than $20 billion in government funds orchestrated by former President Jonathan as well as his closest ministers and aides, a civil rights organisation, Vanguards of Nigeria’s Democracy, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari may be planning to send the ex-Leader

Pres. Obama says Without the ‘Grace of God’ & His Family’s Support, He May Have Ended up Behind Bars During His Recent Visit to El Reno Prison!

After a recent visit to El Reno prison in Oklahoma, President Obama said his life could have taken a similar path like that of the prisoners’ if he had not had the kind of family and community support many young men of color lack, Washington Post reports.

DMX Is In Trouble Again


A court yesterday sentenced rapper DMX to six months in prison over his inability to pay child support.

Boko Haram attacks prison in Niger, four killed

FILE PHOTO: Boko Haram attack on a bus station in Jos, Plateau State in NigeriaPHOTO: AP NIAMEY, (Reuters) – Suspected Boko Haram militants launched an attack on the prison in the southern Niger town of Diffa late on Saturday, military sources said, in an apparent bid to free fellow members

Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Escapes Jail


Top Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo or “Shorty”, has escaped from a maximum security prison for a second time, officials say. In a statement, Mexico’s National Security Commission said Guzman was last seen in the showers of the Altiplano jail late on Saturday night.

Court Remands Fmr. Governor Lamido, Sons In Prison


A Federal High Court, sitting in Kano, has directed that former governor of the Jigawa State, Sule Lamido and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, be remanded in Kano Prison till September 28 when they can be permitted bail. The presiding judge, Justice Evelyn Anyadike at the hearing ordered that

Man Bags 1 Month Jail Term for Stealing 7 Pieces Of Meat


A 28-year-old man, who broke into a shop to steal seven pieces of meat from a pot, has on Monday been sentenced to one month in prison by the Magistrate Court in Otta, Ogun state. The accused, (name withheld) was arraigned on a two-count charge of stealing and burglary.

Anambra Citizens Protests Alleged Transfer Of Boko Haram Detainees


Yesterday, in major Anambra markets, commercial activities were brought to a standstill after angry youths protested the alleged plan by the Federal Government to transfer suspected Boko Haram prisoners to Ekwulobia Prison in Aguata local government area of the state.