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Why Messi may not go to jail despite 21-month jail sentence

FC Barcelona's Argentine football star Lionel Messi is unlikely to serve jail term, even though he was sentenced on Wednesday to 21 months in prison by a court in Spain. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Messi was also fined two million euros (

Bollywood star, Salman Khan, avoids jail

An Indian court on Monday acquitted Bollywood superstar Salman Khan of killing protected wildlife 18 years ago, ending the latest long-running case against the actor. Khan was convicted in 2006 of hunting rare gazelles while he was shooting a film in the northern

Child Marriage: Gambia to jail parents 21 years

Gambia passed a law banning child marriage Thursday and introduced heavy jail terms for anyone who breaks the new rules. Under the new law, a man who marries an underage girl would face 20 years in jail, her parents would get 21 years and an iman who presides

Appeal Court reduces Ex-Governor Dariye's jail term

An appeal court in Abuja has reduced former governor of Plateau state, Joshua Dariye's jail term from 14 years to 10 years. The appeal court who quashed count 23 because the persecution did not prove beyond reasonable doubt that the former governor diverted

Court sentences Internet fraudster to jail for fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office, today April 26, 2019 secured the conviction of Gilbert Akue (alias Barry Morgan) at the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State presided over by Justice M. G.Umar. Akue was

Van Gaal makes fresh claims about gay footballers

Former Manchester United and Barcelona manager, Louis van Gaal, has claimed that there are only a few gay footballers. Van Gaal said this while speaking with Dutch LGBT newspaper, Gaykrant. According to him, football "is not a mirror of society". Van Gaal,

Atiku's Son Remanded In Jail For Disobeying Court Order

A magistrate court in Lagos has remanded Aminu, son of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, for disobeying a court order. Aminu was alleged to have disobeyed an order made by Kikelomo Ayeye, the chief magistrate, in October over the custody of six-year-old

Rapist marries 14-year-old victim to avoid jail

A Malaysian man who raped a 14-year-old girl avoided being thrown in jail after he married the young victim, sparking calls from angry activists for legal reforms on Thursday. A court in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo island ruled last week there

Herdsman Heads to Jail in Ekiti after Destroying Properties

An Ekiti State High Court has sentenced a herdsman, Ali Haruna, to two years imprisonment for destroying crops worth N1.5 million in the farm. The state Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, held that the prosecution had proved the case against the accused

Indonesia Hunts U.S. Citizen Who Escaped from Jail

Indonesian police are hunting for a U.S. citizen who escaped on Monday from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali by cutting through steel bars in a ceiling. Authorities said this is the jail's second breakout of foreign inmates this year. The

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