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By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 24th, 2013
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Source: washington.cbslocal A former parking manager at the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Air and Space annex in Chantilly has pleaded guilty to stealing roughly $1.4 million in parking fees. Thirty-three-year-old Abeselom Hailemariam pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Alexandria. He’s is the third...
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In Eritrea
Mar 18th, 2013
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Pietermaritzburg – An Ethiopian salesman was dragged by his neck tied to a car after a gang overpowered him the Pietermaritzburg High Court heard on Monday. Siyabonga Mtshali, 24, pleaded guilty to the murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping of Thomas Emarat Ebamo. In his guilty plea, Mtshali...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 4th, 2013
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The convicted pension thief had a fit and eventually slumped in court. The convicted pension thief, John Yusufu, slumped in the court room as trial commenced on Monday. The lawyer to the accused, Theodore Maiyaki, had appealed to the court to grant his client bail on the grounds that the crime for wh...
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In Uncategorized
Jan 28th, 2013
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ABUJA, Nigeria –  A court in Nigeria has sentenced a man who once helped oversee the nation’s police pension to two years in prison over the theft of $145 million from the fund. However, he has avoided serving any time by paying a fraction of that in fines. John Yakubu Yusufu pleaded guilty Mon...
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In Hottest News
Aug 15th, 2012
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A man accused of shooting Swedish honeymooner Anni Dewani pleaded not guilty to killing her as his murder trial opened in a South African court on Wednesday. Xolile Mngeni denied charges of murder, kidnapping, robbery and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition at the Cape High Court after bei...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Apr 17th, 2012
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A British court has jailed a former governor of Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta state for 13 years for fraud and money-laundering. James Ibori pleaded guilty in a London court in February to fraud and money-laundering. He was accused of stealing $250 million from the public purse and funneling much of...
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Feb 27th, 2012
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London – A former governor of Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta state has pleaded guilty in London to charges of money-laundering and conspiring to defraud. James Ibori entered his plea on Monday at Southwark Crown Court. He is to be sentenced on April 16. Paul Whatmore of the Metropolitan Police ...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Feb 14th, 2012
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A lawyer for the Nigerian man who pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a U.S. jumbo passenger jet on Christmas Day in 2009 urged a federal judge on Monday not to sentence him to spend the rest of his life in prison because it was cruel and unusual punishment. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 25, pleaded [&h...
By IndepthAfrica
In Abuse
Dec 20th, 2011
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A mother is facing up to 80 years in jail after being accused of having sex with two of her daughter’s male teenage friends. Tessa Gay, 35, is also alleged to have played sexually charged game of ping pong with another teen where the winner allowed to intimately touch the loser. Gray, a mother ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 15th, 2011
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Norfolk – A former Somali police officer has been sentenced to life in prison for his role as a leader in the hijacking of a yacht that left all four Americans on board dead. Mohamud Hirs Issa Ali was sentenced in US court in Norfolk on Thursday, where he apologised for his actions. He is [&hel...