Friday, 24 November 2017

Teenager who slashed 7-year-old girl’s throat in playing field is jailed.

Teenager jailed for life for killing Katie Rough, 7, then slashing her throat
A teenager who killed a seven-year-old girl in a park has been given a life sentence and ordered to be detained for a minimum of five years by a judge who said it was a ‘truly exceptional case’.

Katie Rough died after she was smothered by the 16-year-old girl, who cannot be named and was 15 at the time, and then slashed with a Stanley knife in a park in York, in January.

The defendant, who admitted manslaughter due to diminished responsibility at a previous hearing, appeared by video-link at Leeds Crown Court as Katie’s family looked on from the jury box.

The teenager sat with her head down, clutching a soft toy, throughout the hearing.

She was flanked on screen by a court usher and a youth team leader who confirmed the girl’s name when she was asked to identify herself by the judge, Mr Justice Soole.

The judge told her: ‘The gravity of the offence of killing a small child speaks for itself.’

He said: ‘The level of danger to the public is high.

‘In the circumstances of your continuing silence, the critical question is whether there is any reliable estimate as to how long that danger will continue.’

Katie was found with severe lacerations to her neck and chest on a field in the Woodthorpe area of York on January 9 and did not respond to frantic attempts to revive her.

But a judge heard earlier this year that she actually died from being smothered by her teenager attacker.

At that earlier hearing, the court heard that the teenager was found standing in a cul-de-sac in a York suburb, covered in blood and carrying a blood-stained Stanley knife as she rang 999 to tell police what she had done.

The judge was told she may have been trying to prove Katie was not a robot as she had ‘irrational beliefs’.

He heard that the girl began suffering from mental health problems more than a year before the killing.

Prosecutors said she had reported delusional thoughts as well as depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

They said the girl had talked of being convinced that people ‘weren’t human and were robots’.

The previous hearing was told that the girl became distressed when one doctor asked her later ‘whether she killed Katie to test whether she was a robot’.

Nicholas Johnson QC, defending, told the last hearing it may be that his client was ‘driven by the irrational belief (Katie) may not have been human and needed proof of this’.

He said the teenager had thoughts that people around her ‘may not be human and may be controlled by a higher and hostile force’.

The barrister said his client had posted a picture on social media two days before the killing with a concerning message.

He said: ‘She was clearly crying out for help and support.’

The girl denied murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility at the hearing in July.

This plea was accepted by the prosecution.


Car Smugglers Attack Customs Officers, Injure 4.

Four operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun Area Command, were injured as the command seized eight used vehicles including a new Toyota Hilux at Idiroko border of Ogun State.

The Controller of the Area command, Sani Madugu, disclosed this at the command’s Idiroko border office while reviewing its activities in one week.

Other smuggled vehicles impounded were Toyota Tundra, Toyota Hybrid Prius, Toyota Sienna, Golf 3, Toyota Highlander and Toyota Hilux.

Madugu said the operatives were attacked when they went to one of the villages along the border route to impound a Toyota Hilux hidden there by smugglers.

Madugu said the smugglers on sighting the operatives, started hurling stones and other dangerous objects at them, and in the process, they injured four of the officers on field.

“We had an intelligence report that a new Toyota Hilux smuggled into the country from the Republic of Benin was hidden in a village along the border route.

“When our operatives got there and they wanted to recover the smuggled vehicle, the smugglers started hurling stones and other dangerous objects at them.

“In the process, four operatives were injured and the operational vehicle was also damaged.

”Two of the operatives are still receiving treatment in the hospital while the other two have been discharged.

“I don’t want to mention the name of the village because investigation is still on. We will get all those who were involved,” the customs officer stated

Madugu also said within the period of one week, 1,479 bags of rice, 78 kegs of 25-litre vegetable oil and nine other vehicles used as means of conveyance were seized.

He said the duty payable value of the seizures is worth N84.06m.

Madugu vowed that the command would continue to step up its anti-smuggling activities in the state.

‘You can take a horse to the river, but you can’t force it to drink water’ – Jude Okoye breaks his silence on Psquare’s split.

Reacting to a fan’s comment on his Instagram page, Jude Okoye indirectly addressed his brothers – Psqaure’s split, also stating that he’s not the head of their family as people assume!


Fulani herdsman remanded for allegedly raping pregnant woman in Benue.

The Benue State Police Command has arraigned a Fulani herdsman identified as Umaru Easyam for alleged rape of a pregnant house wife in the state.

The prosecuting Officer, Sergeant Godwin Ato told the court that the husband of the victim, in company of Civilian Joint Task Force members in the area had on November 20 arrested and brought the accused to Naka Police Station.

The complainant stated that the arrested herder abandoned his cows and forcefully had sexual intercourse with his wife who was returning from the farm.

It was during police investigation that the accused was apprehended.

No plea was taken for want of jurisdiction while the prosecutor said investigation was still in progress and asked for another date.

Counsel to the accused Mr T. A Ahmed said he will apply for the bail of his client.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Isaac Ajim ordered that the accused be remanded at Federal Prison Makurdi.

The case has been adjourned to February next year for further mention.

Flavour's throwback photo.

   See what Flavour looked like before the fame and locs
The photo above is a throwback photo of the recnt time Nigerian Singer, "Flavour"...What do you think? Comment Below.

Woman Kills Her Own Newborn Step-Son in Katsina.

A 28-years-old woman, Rabiatu Nura, has been arrestedby men of the Katsina State police command.

The woman was arrested after she poisoned her one month old step-son, Daily Sun reports.

According to the Commissioner of Police, Besen Gwana, the incident happened on November 12, 2017 at Mazoji village of Mai’Adua local government area of the state when the suspect allegedly put poison in the baby’s drinking water.

“The victim started vomiting and was rushed to the comprehensive Health Centre, Mai’Adua and later referred to General Hospital, Daura,” the police said, noting however that the baby eventually died the same day.

The Commissioner who briefed the press on sundry criminal activities in the state also said that the police equally arrested a 50-year old man, Hassan Ibrahim, from Ungwan Tasha village of Kafur local government area who allegedly impregnated his 17 years old step-daughter.

Lady steals over 30 phones.

         phonethief - Lady steals more than 30 phones, hides them in Bra and P*nties [VIDEO]

An unidentified lady has been caught on camera bringing out up to 30 stolen phones from her bra and panties..Watch the video and comment below.