Feb 29, 2012

HIV positive maid cooked employer kid’s food with her menstrual blood

A 17-year-old HIV positive maid from Gutu, laced the porridge of her employer’s four-year-old child with menstrual blood.
This was revealed in court where the maid’s cruelty earned her a 10-year prison term on Friday.
She will effectively serve eight years as two years were suspended on condition of good behaviour.

Nigerian Pastors Blast Oyakhilome On Masturbation Controversy

Pastors in Nigeria have lambasted the founder, Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome over his comment that masturbation is not a sin against God but a mere habit that God is not angry about.

Since the controversial pastor made the comment recently, angry reactions have been pouring in from Christendom over what they called heresy, being preached by the pastor, which negates the words of God.

woman sues boyfriend over HIV infection

A HARARE man has been dragged to court for intentionally infecting his girlfriend with HIV before threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend.

Richard Chipfande (25) was not asked to plead when he appeared before magistrate Esthere Chivasa who remanded her in custody to March 14 for trial.

Prosecutor Sarah Bosha alleges that some time in 2007 the complainant (20) fell in love with Chipfande.

Police arrest 19 people in online sex sting - including a man soliciting sex to CATCH A DISEASE

Nineteen people have been arrested after police carried out an online sex sting, including a man wanting to contract a disease through unprotected sex.
The suspects, six of whom were married, were arrested for crimes including soliciting prostitution and drug possession.
Eugene Agbebaku, 32, who solicited a female detective for sex, requested to not use a condom  and confessed to police later that he want to contract a disease.
 Eugene Agbebaku 

Married father Mr Agbebaku, who works as a UPS driver, admitted to hiring prostitutes three to four times a week for unprotected sex.
In the two-day operation detectives from Polk County, Florida went undercover posing as prostitutes and answering adverts for sex on Backpage.com to catch the criminals.
Also arrested was married mother Desiree Sunshine Dorrance, 39, who was contacted by a male detective and agreed to provide sexual acts and spanking for money.
Desiree Sunshine Dorrance

 Transsexual prostitute

Transsexual Marvin Stewart Caraballo-Munoz agreed to provide sexual acts in exchange for money to an undercover detective. He now faces deportation as it was discovered he is from Panama and has overstayed his visa. His pimp, Javier Lara was also arrested.
Keyonte Rashad Kilgore, who solicited a female detective for sex, told her he did not have money but would give her Tylenol with Codeine in exchange for sex.
 ‘We will continue to target online escort services that promote prostitution, and as long as these sites provide the means for prostitution to occur, we will provide the trip to jail,’ said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

Finally... it's a boy!

She has soldiered on heavily pregnant for weeks now. But Jennifer Garner has finally given birth to her third child. 
The 39-year-old actress who is married to actor Ben Affleck has given birth to a son who joins the couple's daughters Violet, six and Seraphina, three. 
And the little girls will no doubt be delighted to have a little brother.

Few details have been released on the birth however a source confirmed the happy news to Us Weekly. 
A spokesperson for the couple were unavailable for comment when contacted by MailOnline earlier today. 
The couple, who have been married for seven years, announced Jennifer’s third pregnancy in August 2011.
The actress did not use her pregnancy as the opportunity to put her feet up and instead was seen running errands almost daily.


I married the Bubble Man and I've got no regrets even though our son could end up like him': Heartbreaking story of family stricken by rare tumour disorder

 Mohammad Umar, pictured here with wife Farhat-un-Nisa,

A 62-year-old dubbed the 'Bubble man' because his body is covered in tumours has revealed how people treat him worse than a 'dirty stray animal'.
Mohammad Umar started growing small lumps on his hands at 14, and since then his body has slowly been ravaged by benign tumours. Now, they cover his entire body.
'I'm a good man,' he said. 'And I can work hard but my looks are a problem to other people. No one likes looking at me or being near me. It's ruined my life.'

Feb 28, 2012

Me and my girl: Beyoncé spends some quality time with baby Blue Ivy as mother and daughter step out for another stroll

Today Beyonce and her daughter enjoyed another stroll around Manhattan, the scene set was similar to the day before with the 31-year-old singer wearing the exact same attire of leather trousers, a navy blue parker jacket and high top boots.
Beyonce steps out for the second time with baby Blue Ivy in Manhattan today 

But this time the Halo singer went solo, spending some quality mother and daughter time with her newborn.
She was however accompanied by a burly bodyguard, who stayed close to the star and her baby at all times. 
She cradled her precious bundle of joy in a leopard print rug, swapping the black coloured wrap she had used the day before.


Desperate Housewives cast line up to give evidence in Nicolette Sheridan trial as actress seeks $4m for 'wrongful dismissal'

The stars of Desperate Housewives are lined up to appear in court as former cast member Nicolette Sheridan seeks to prove she was wrongfully fired from the hit series.
Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman have all been named as witnesses in the trial that starts in Los Angeles today.
They have been called as witnesses for the show's creator Marc Cherry who is accused of sacking Sheridan after she accused him of striking her in the face over a script disagreement.
Sheridan is seeking $4m in lost income after she was killed off in the series in 2009.
The 48-year-old star was one of the original cast members of the series which has proved a worldwide hit but ends its eight year run later this year.
The British born star claims she was fired from her role as man-eater Edie Britt after she spoke up about Cherry's alleged assault during rehearsals.
She had originally wanted $20m after filing a lawsuit claiming wrongful termination, sexual harassment, emotional distress as well as assault a battery.

A judge at a pre-trial hearing only allowed Sheridan to proceed with the wrongful termination and battery claims in her civil suit.

He also ruled that Sheridan could only get damages of one year’s salary, which is about $4m.
In a case that will be closely watched by Hollywood executives Sheridan claims she was killed off when she complained to bosses at the ABC Network about her treatment.
She alleges Marc Cherry slapped her across the face during an on set disagreement. Soon after her character in the series met a grisly end when her car hit an electrical pole.
The actress plans to call top ABC executives, including its former president Steve McPherson.
Sheridan's witness list also includes her entertainment lawyer, Neil Meyer, her publicist, Nicole Perna, and one of the show's former producers, Lori Kirkland Baker, according to the Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Cherry has named the other Desperate Housewives as his witnesses.
There are also 25 others including Neal Baer, a seven-time Emmy Award nominee on such shows as Law & Order: SVU and A Gifted Man who is said will offer his expert opinion on casting decisions in Hollywood.

Whitney Houston's mother Cissy 'plans to visit hotel death room to get closure

Whitney Houston's mother is said to be planning to visit the hotel room where the singer died.
The 78-year-old apparently wants to see the scene of her daughter's death in a bid to get closure.
Cissy will make the pilgrimage to room number 434 at the Beverly Hilton hotel room in Los Angeles where Houston was found dead on February 11 in the bathtub.

Cissy Houston plans to visit the hotel room where her daughter died earlier this month

Hospital staff 'gave new mother the wrong baby to breast feed'

A new mother was left breast-feeding someone else’s baby after blundering hospital staff gave her the wrong child, a hearing was told yesterday.
Two newborns had been taken away to be cared for just hours after being born, while their mothers rested, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard.
But ward staff later returned the wrong babies to the women, known as Mother A and Mother B.
When the mix-up was noticed, midwife Jill Ashmore failed to record it and even tried to convince a student not to ‘drop anybody in the s***’ by keeping quiet about it.


His rise from DIY store worker to international playboy with a £250million fortune is the stuff of dreams.
A few years after quitting his £5,000-a-year job as a cashier for Wickes, James Ibori had become one of Nigeria's most influential and richest politicians.
He wasted no time spending his new-found wealth on luxury homes, top-of-the-range cars, five-star travel and fees at exclusive boarding schools.
James Ibori, 49, admitted a fraud totalling more than £50million. The former Nigerian state governor had a fleet of cars and six luxury properties in Britain

But yesterday the 49-year-old stood shame-faced in the dock of London's Southwark Court as he admitted stealing tens of millions of pounds from the oil-rich state he governed in Nigeria. Scotland Yard detectives believe his fraud could exceed £250million.
He was on trial in the UK because much of the stolen money was laundered through his London office.
Ibori moved from Nigeria to West London in the late 1980s and was found guilty of stealing goods from the Wickes store he worked at in Ruislip in 1990.
A year later he was convicted of handling a stolen credit card. He moved back to Nigeria and worked for its president, Sani Abacha, as a policy consultant.
Rising quickly through the ranks of the ruling People's Democratic Party, he was voted governor of Delta State in 1999, winning re-election four years later.
In power, he systematically stole from the public purse, taking kickbacks and transferring state funds to his own bank accounts around the world.

Exclusive home that Ibori bought in Hampstead, north London, with £2.2million in cash in 2001
He was helped by family members, including his wife Theresa, sister Christine Ibori-Ibie, his mistress Udoamaka Oniugbo, and Mayfair lawyer Bhadresh Gohil.
A massive police investigation into Ibori's activities revealed he had bought six properties in London, including a six-bedroom house with indoor pool in Hampstead for £2.2million and a flat opposite the nearby Abbey Road recording studios.
There was also a property in Dorset, a £3.2million mansion in South Africa and further real estate in Nigeria.

Ibori, 49, owned an apartment in this block on Abbey Road, London, opposite the famous music studios


He owned a fleet of armoured Range Rovers costing £600,000 and a £120,000 Bentley. On one of his trips to London he bought a Mercedes Maybach for more than £300,000 at a dealer on Park Lane and immediately shipped it to South Africa.
He bought a private jet for £12million, spent £126,000 a month on his credit cards and ran up a £15,000 bill for a two-day stay at the Lanesborough hotel in London.
Prosecutor Sasha Wass told the court Ibori concealed his UK criminal record, which would have excluded him from office in Nigeria.

           James Ibori's home in Abuja, Nigeria. Today he was facing a jail sentence after admitting a £50million fraud

'He was never the legitimate governor and there was effectively a thief in government house,' Miss Wass said. 'As the pretender of that public office, he was able to plunder Delta State's wealth and hand out patronage.'
The court heard Ibori abused his position to award contracts to his associates including his sister and his mistress.
Scotland Yard began its investigation into Ibori after officers found two computer hard drives in his London office that revealed his criminality.

   Solicitor Bhadresh Gohil and James Ibori's wife Theresa who have already been convicted of money laundering

Ibori's sister Christine Ibori-Idie and his mistress Udoamaka Okoronkwo who have both being found guilty of money laundering
He was arrested by the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in December 2007, but two years later a court in his home town, Asaba, dismissed the charges saying there was not enough evidence.
When the case was reopened by Nigerian authorities in April 2010, Ibori fled to Dubai where he was detained at the request of the Metropolitan Police and extradited to the UK last April.
In a packed courtroom Ibori, dressed in a dark grey suit and black shirt, appeared in the dock to enter ten guilty pleas to fraud, money laundering and conspiracy on what was due to be the first day of a 12-week trial.

His wife, his mistress and his sister were all jailed for five years each for money laundering offences following earlier trials.
Last March, Gohil, 46, and described as Ibori's London-based lawyer, was jailed for seven years for his role in the scam.
Attempts will be made to confiscate as much of Ibori's money and assets as possible so that they can be returned to Nigeria.
The Met's Detective Inspector Paul Whatmore said: 'It is always rewarding for anyone working on a proceeds of corruption case to know that the stolen funds they identify will eventually be returned to some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.'
Ibori will be sentenced on April 16 and 17.


Feb 27, 2012

Rubbing shoulders with A-listers! Jennifer Lopez introduces boyfriend Casper Smart to her celebrity friends at Vanity Fair party

She may have arrived at the Oscars solo without her toyboy lover Casper Smart on her arm.
But the 42-year-old introduced her 24-year-old backup dancer boyfriend to her A-list friends as she took him as her date to the Vanity Fair after-party following the awards.
And the American Idol judge was certainly happy to see him.

Casper Smart enjoyed rubbing shoulders with his girlfriend's A-list friends as he accompanied her to the Vanity Fair post-Oscars bash last night
The stunning singer nuzzled into her younger beau as the couple posed for pictures.
In return he tightly wrapped his arm around Jennifer's waist, looking like the cat that got the cream.
And it's no wonder why.

The mother-of-two looked stunning as she arrived at the bash in a very low-cut dark red sequin dress, which sweeped the floor and featured floral lace detail at the side.
She carried a matching clutch bag as she posed for photos, but unfortunately found herself having to adjust her garment in public.
Casper has certainly been enjoying the high-life since dating Lopez.


Former Governor Admits To Stealing $250 million

James Ibori, former governor of Delta State, Nigeria speaks with a reporter,16 July 2003 James Ibori is accused of using stolen money to fund his lavish lifestyle
 James Ibori, a former governor of one of Nigeria's oil-producing states, has pleaded guilty in a UK court to 10 counts of money-laundering and conspiracy to defraud.
 British police accuse him of stealing $250m (£160m) over eight years.
 The prosecutor called him a "thief in government house".
 Mr Ibori, once seen as one of Nigeria's wealthiest and most influential politicians, was arrested in 2010 in Dubai and then extradited to London.
 As his trial at London's Southwark Crown Court was about to begin, Mr Ibori changed his plea to guilty and admitted stealing money from Delta state and laundering it in London through a number of offshore companies.
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“ We will now be actively seeking the confiscation of all of his stolen assets so they can be repatriated for the benefit of the people of Delta state”
 Paul Whatmore Metropolitan Police
 Prosecuting QC Sasha Wass said Mr Ibori, 53, had "tricked" his way into becoming Delta state governor, by giving a false date of birth and claiming he had no criminal record.
 "He was never the legitimate governor and there was effectively a thief in government house. As the pretender of that public office, he was able to plunder Delta state's wealth and hand out patronage."
He is due to be sentenced on 16 April.
 Mr Ibori's wife, Theresa, his sister, Christine, his mistress, Udoamaaka Okoronkwo, and his London solicitor, Bhadresh Gohil, have all been convicted of money-laundering.
 The BBC's Chris Summers, who was in court, says their convictions could only be reported on Monday after reporting restrictions were lifted.
 Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had asked the UK's Metropolitan police to look into the ex-governor's financial affairs.
 "The vast sums of money involved were used to fund Mr Ibori's lavish lifestyle," Detective Inspector Paul Whatmore, the officer in charge of the investigation, said.
 "We will now be actively seeking the confiscation of all of his stolen assets so they can be repatriated for the benefit of the people of Delta State."
 He said that the money Mr Ibori stole should have been used to pay for sanitation, power supplies and healthcare for some of the poorest people in the world.
 In 2007, a UK court froze assets allegedly belonging to him worth $35m.
 His annual salary as Delta state governor was less than $25,000.
 He had already left the UK when his assets were seized but he was arrested in Nigeria later that year.
 The charges were later dropped but he was then re-arrested in Dubai on a British warrant.
Under Nigeria's federal system, state governors enjoy huge powers and control budgets larger than those of many West African countries.