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Police believe thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them

Venezuela authorities are investigating the theft of animals from a zoo in western state of Zulia that were likely snatched to be eaten, a further sign of hunger in a country struggling with chronic food shortages.

A police official said two collared peccaries, which are similar in appearance to boars, were stolen over the weekend from the Zulia Metropolitan Zoological Park in the sweltering city of Maracaibo near the Colombian border.

“What we presume is that they (were taken) with the intention of eating them,” Luis Morales, an official for the Zulia division of the National Police, told reporters on Tuesday.

The chaotic collapse of the country’s socialist economic model has created chronic food shortages that have fueled malnutrition and left millions seeking food anywhere they can find it, including in trash cans and dumpsters.

President Nicolas Maduro blames food shortages on opposition protests that have blocked streets and highways and a broader “economic war” led by adversaries with the help of Washington.

But zoo head Leonardo Nunez said a wave of thefts that in recent weeks had affected 10 species including a buffalo, which he said was cut into pieces, was orchestrated by “drug dealers” seeking to sell the animals.

“They take everything here! The animals weren’t stolen to be eaten,” Nunez said in an interview on Wednesday.

Mauricio Castillo, a former zoo director, said thieves had made off with two tapirs, a jungle animal that is also similar to a pig that is described as vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Shortages have also left zoos without sufficient food to feed animals, with some 50 animals starving to death last year at a Caracas zoos, according to a union leader.

The government denied the animals had starved, insisting they had been treated “like family.”

Nigerian, Bakre,  alleges UK Govt wants to forcefully adopt his son, Monisola

 

 

A Nigerian man, Ayo Bakre has raised the alarm over an alleged forceful adoption of his young son by the government of the United Kingdom.
According to Bakre, his nightmare started in 2012 when his wife, Shade travelled to London with their son Monisola who was less than one year old then.
He said since their departure five years ago, the story has taken bizarre turns in what ended in an unjust, alleged “adoption by the UK government.” Mr. Bakre claimed that his son was forcefully adopted under the pretext that the mother could not take care of the child.
He said the UK government now wants to deport the mother to Nigeria without her child. Monosola Bakre and his mother
According to Ayo Bakre who has two other children with Shade (Moyosore and Morolayo), “Sade had travelled to London on holiday in 2012 with Monisola who was less than 12 months then. While in London, Monisola got injured and was taken to a hospital for treatment but the social workers claimed the degree of the injury is non-accidental.
Because of this, the mother was charged to court for attempted murder, child trafficking, etc. but she was subsequently cleared of this by the court in Bromley.
“However, the judge says she cannot release the boy to her on the ground that in the opinion of the court, she cannot take care of the boy. After a long legal battle, our son was adopted by a court decision.

Bakre and sons

“As a father, this did not go down well with me and I have told the mother not to make any attempt to return to Nigeria without bringing my child. I don’t understand this decision in anyway. We have never declared to court in any manner that we cannot take care of our son. I am saying it loud and clear regardless of the consequences that my son Monisola must be brought back home. The mother dares not come back home without bringing Monisola.
“I have appealed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a letter dated 17th of August, 2015 to help me in this unfortunate situation I found myself but I am yet to get any response. His siblings at home keep disturbing me almost on a daily basis that they want to see their brother but each time they say they want to talk to their brother, confusion always sets in.”
The case leaves many questions unanswered as Shade’s family has threatened to report Ade to the police for insisting that the mother must return only with Monisola, his son. This has raised the question of whether the boy was actually adopted or if any shady dealings are playing out,
“I don’t care if my wife’s family reports to police because they threatened to do so when I told them their daughter dares not return home, if my son is not released. I am not about the story in UK; all I want is Monisola must be brought back or else the consequence for Shade might be too severe”, Bakre said.

Shoplifter gets job after cop bought him shirt he tried to steal

Last Monday, a shoplifter in Toronto was caught stealing an outfit for a job interview. But when Constable Niran Jeyanesan arrived to arrest him, he was moved by the 18-year-old’s story and decided to buy him the clothes instead.
Now the officer has revealed that the young man got the job, and will begin work next week.
“He is starting Monday,” Mr Jeyanesan told Canada’s CP24 by email.
“He told me he actually wore the shirt and the tie – I’m just so happy!”
Speaking last week, the officer said Walmart staff had apprehended the would-be thief for attempting to steal a dress shirt, tie and socks.
“This young person has been facing his own difficulties in life and he was looking to straighten out all that by providing for his family and trying to get a job,” Mr Jeyanesan said.
“This individual didn’t have any resources.
“He wanted to go get that job. That was in his mind. I think he truly made a mistake.”
The teenager had told the officer that his father was sick, and that the family had suffered difficult times as a result.
Constable Jeyanesan said that thanks to “some friends who were willing to help out”, the elder man is now employed as well.
Speaking to the BBC on 7 August, Mr Jeyanesan’s staff sergeant Paul Bois praised his actions.
“Arresting him [the 18-year-old] wouldn’t have been in the best interests of anyone,” he said.
“I reacted very positively to the news; all issues were resolved by the action the officer took.
“It reiterates our goal of being positive role models in the community.”

Harvard Law alumni directory lists Scaramucci as dead

Anthony Scaramucci is having a bad week. He was fired as President Donald Trump’s communications director – and listed as dead in Harvard Law School’s alumni directory.

The directory mailed to alumni this week had an asterisk next to Scaramucci’s name, indicating he had died, the Washington Post and CBS News reported on Monday. The 53-year-old New York financier is a 1989 graduate of the Ivy League law school.

News of the mistake came out on same day that Trump fired Scaramucci as White House communications director over an obscenity-laced interview with The New Yorker magazine, sources familiar with the decision said. Scaramucci had been in the job just over a week.

Harvard Law School acknowledged the directory error in a statement and apologized to Scaramucci.

“The error will be corrected in subsequent editions,” the school said. It gave no explanation of how the mistake occurred.

The directory is published every five years and is available only to alumni, CBS said.

Scaramucci did not respond to an emailed request for comment.

Nigerian priest makes dramatic exit from Catholic Church

A Catholic priest in Nigeria stunned radio listeners when he announced on a live programme that he was quitting the Catholic Church.

Patrick Edet, who served under the Catholic Diocese of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has been a popular voice on radio in the state through his weekly live programme called Grace and Inspiration.

On Wednesday, on Planet 101.1FM, Uyo, instead of airing his usual inspirational message which has over the years endeared him to thousands within and outside the state, Mr. Edet dropped the shocking news.

“On 31 of July, I resigned from my services, my duties and obligations as a Catholic priest,” he said.
“I ceased to be a Catholic priest in my thinking, in my spirit, in my soul, (and) in my body.

“Yesterday, the 1st of August, was my first day outside the laws, the regulations, (and) the authority of the Catholic church.
“In my mind, every law that bound me bound me because I submitted myself to the Catholic Church as an institution.

“Having submitted my resignation letter to my authorities in the Catholic Church, in my spirit, soul and body, I am free from every law that guided me. I submit myself to one authority – God,” he said.

He said he prayed and fasted for seven months before he took the decision to leave the Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church in the state could not be reached immediately for their comment on the matter.

Apart from being a radio preacher, Mr. Edet runs a crowd-pulling fellowship in Uyo, outside the control of the Catholic Church, using his Grace Family Global Outreach.
Those who have attended the fellowship meetings before said things are done the Pentecostal style – like prophesying and “speaking in tongue” – which often brought the priest into conflict with the Catholic doctrine and leadership.

Mr. Edet, throughout the about 40 minutes broadcast on Wednesday, explained his experience with God, his personal philosophy of life, and his conflict with the Catholic Church.
He said he had gone through a lot of opposition, antagonism and blackmail for the years he has been running the fellowship.

“All I hear every time is that I am not truly a Catholic priest.
“It has been in conflict in my heart because why I actually accepted not to marry and have children was not just to be a Catholic priest, but to do the things that I do – be nutty on radio and shout and laugh and inspire somebody. And cry when I need to cry and console somebody who cries and to live my life out in my faith openly and in the process make mistake.

“Peace has been taken away from me for years. I live in fear and in doubt. Sometimes I doubt myself – am I really right, am I in the right place,” he said.

Mr. Edet praised the Catholic Church as being “so organised” and “the best institution that has ever been built” by man, but however said that the space given to him in the Catholic Church as a minister was so small.

“A box is already made for you and you cannot go outside that box,” he explained.
“You cannot know God beyond that box. You cannot express God beyond that box. And any attempt for you to go beyond that box brings you label.

“The God that I have discovered in life is a God that cannot be fully known. That God is a God that cannot be fully predicted and cannot be fully captured in human expression otherwise he will cease to be a mystery. That is a God I have come to accept as my God.

“I have come to realise that serving that God you need freedom. When that freedom is limited you cannot fully serve that God.
“Each time I tried to cross the line, the thing I meet crushes me on the inside and makes me feel guilty. But I cannot stop doing it. There’s a pull inside of me telling me there is more, and life was meant to be more and that more is found in freedom in God.

The priest said he was aware that his action would bring along some unpleasant consequences, like rejection, for instance, and that he was ready to face them.
He said God would judge him, not by the words or actions of the Catholic Pope, but by his own life on the earth, and therefore he accepted responsibility for his action.

“The reason I am doing this is that I want to be right with God first. I want to go to heaven when I die.
“For those who are broken, I have these words for you – I have been broken for years.”

The cleric prayed for those who will condemn him for leaving the Catholic Church, adding that “I don’t even need to say I forgive you; you are right in your thinking, but just that you don’t know everything – you don’t know what has been in my life, you don’t know my motive, you don’t know why I leave, you don’t know who called me, how I was called and the covenant I have had with God, you don’t know where I am going to.

“It is not the Church that called me, it is God who called me that is above the Church, and my interest is to be right with Him first and have peace with Him first.”
Mr. Edet, who said he would continue to build his fellowship, promised never to ask or encourage people to leave the Catholic Church

Bank robbers don Trump masks for heists

Italian police said they have arrested two brothers suspected of robbing dozens of cash machines while wearing masks of U.S. President Donald Trump.

The stunt evokes the 1991 film “Point Break” starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, in which a gang of surfers don masks of ex-U.S. presidents while robbing banks. But in a statement police said the brothers had been inspired by a different film.

“Inspired by the (1997) film ‘The Jackal’, whose protagonist — played by Bruce Willis — changes the colour of his car because police are in pursuit, the two brothers painted their (white) Mercedes black,” the police statement said.

The brothers, aged 26 and 30, targeted cash machines near the northern Italian city of Turin.

In closed circuit footage of one of the robberies, one of the brothers in a Trump mask is seen covering the surveillance cameras in the lobby of a bank and planting an explosive in the cash dispenser.

He then ducks around a corner after lighting the fuse, just before a violent blast.

North Korea executes prostitutes -Report

North Korea carries out public executions on river banks and at school grounds and marketplaces for charges such as stealing, distributing media from South Korea and prostitution.

A report by a Seoul-based non-government group, Transitional Justice Working Group, said extra-judicial decisions for public executions are frequently influenced by “bad” family background or a government campaign to discourage certain behaviour.

The TJWG said its report was based on interviews with 375 North Korean defectors from the isolated state over a period of two years.

Reuters could not independently verify the testimony of defectors in the report.

The TJWG is made up of human rights activists and researchers and is led by Lee Young-hwan, who has worked as an advocate for human rights in North Korea.

It receives most of its funding from the U.S.-based National Endowment for Democracy, which in turn is funded by the U.S. Congress.

The TJWG report aims to document the locations of public killings and mass burials, which it says had not been done previously, to support an international push to hold to account those who commit what it describes as crimes against humanity.

“The maps and the accompanying testimonies create a picture of the scale of the abuses that have taken place over decades,” the group said.

TJWG said its project to map the locations of mass graves and executions has the potential to contribute to documentation that could back the push for accountability and future efforts to bring the North to justice.

It said executions are carried out in prison camps to incite fear and intimidation among potential escapees, and public executions are carried out for seemingly minor crimes, including the theft of farm produce such as corn and rice.

North Korea rejects charges of human rights abuses, saying its citizens enjoy protection under the constitution and accuses the U.S. of being the world’s worst rights violator.

However, the North has faced an unprecedented push to hold the regime and its leader, Kim Jong Un, accountable for a wide range of rights abuses since a landmark 2014 report by a United Nations commission.

UN member countries urged the Security Council in 2014 to consider referring North Korea and its leader to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, as alleged in a Commission of Inquiry report.

The commission detailed abuses including large prison camps, systematic torture, starvation and executions comparable to Nazi-era atrocities, and linked the activities to the North’s leadership.

North Korea has rejected that inquiry’s findings and the push to bring the North to a tribunal remains stalled due in part to objections by China and Russia, which hold veto powers at the UN Security Council.

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70-year old widow punished for having sex on husband’s bed

A 70-year-old widow has been banished from her community for allegedly having sex with another man on her late husband’s matrimonial bed.

The widow, Mrs Maria Okoh, it was gathered, was allegedly caught by her granddaughter having sex with a 30-year-old man, said to be her lover, at Amaudo Nkpoghoro village in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

In Afikpo, it is considered a taboo for a widow to make love on her late husband’s matrimonial bed.

The granddaughter was said to have gone to Madam Maria’s house to deliver some food items, which she bought for her, when she saw the man making love to the grandmother.
She raised the alarm and reported the matter to some residents who reported it to the elders.

Some of the villagers were said to have taken the woman and the man out of the house, chanting songs of disgrace on them.

The villagers paraded the widow and the man round the community.

Madam Maria was allegedly banished from the community after the parade.

One of the villagers, Egwu Azubuike, said the woman would have faced greater punishment if her husband was alive.

He noted that the act had brought shame to the widow’s family, adding that she was among the most respected women in the community before the incident.
Also, according to the community’s custom, the woman will give three goats as fine to appease the land before she will be accepted back.

 

Man kills 17 persons to cover up double murder

A twenty-eight-year-old man admitted killing 19 people, including his parents and three children, when he went on trial in southwest China on Wednesday, the court said.
After returning to his home village in Yunnan province on September 28 last year, Yang Qingpei murdered his parents when they refused to give him money, the Qujing City Intermediate People’s Court said on its official microblog account.
Fearing he would be discovered, Yang then killed 17 of his neighbours and fled to Yunnan’s provincial capital Kunming, it said, adding that the murder weapon was a pickaxe.
Yang, who was born in 1989, pleaded guilty to all charges and apologised to the relatives of the dead, it added.
The court adjourned Wednesday afternoon for sentencing.
While mass killings are rare, violent crime has been on the rise in China in recent decades as the economy has boomed and the gap between rich and poor has expanded rapidly.
Studies have also described a rise in the prevalence of mental disorders, some of them linked to stress, as the pace of life becomes faster and support systems wither.

AFP

 

Shoprite sales girl steals N554m with PoS

 

Just one month after securing employment, a Shoprite sales girl, identified as Mariam Mufutau, has been arrested and arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing the sum of N553, 956, 000 she realized from sales.

The management of Shoprite Stores had reported a case of theft to the Divisional Police Officer, in charge of Ilasan Division, Lekki, Eti-Osa, SP Oyinye Onwuamaegbu claiming that they suspected their sales girl to have stolen their N535,956,000 she realized from sales just one month after she was employed.

Following the report, Onwuamaegbu ordered Inspector Orukotan Lonikola to arrest the accused.

During investigation, the accused could not give account of the missing money.

The Suspect was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos on a two-count charge of felony to wit and stealing.

Police prosecutor, Esther Adesulu, informed the court in charge No: J/38/2017 that the accused committed the alleged offence between 1 April and 31 May, 2017 at Shoprite Stores, Eti-Osa during working hours.

She told the court that the accused betrayed the trust reposed in her as a sales girl by her employer and stole the sum of N535, 956,000 she realized from sales instead of remitting the money into her employer’s account.

She said the management at Shoprite Stores uncovered the fraud when they audited the account.

Adesulu said the offence the accused committed were punishable under section 411 and 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the alleged crime and Magistrate O.O Owunmi granted her to bail in the sum of N300, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Owunmi adjourned the case till 28 July, 2017 for mention while the defendant was taken to Kirikiri Prison pending when she would be able to fulfil her bail condition.

Soldier shoots superior after reprimand for cell phone use

An Indian soldier shot dead his superior after he was reprimanded for using a mobile phone while on the job in India’s administered Kashmir.
Maj. Shikhar Thapa admonished the soldier for using his phone during work hours and the screen of the smartphone was damaged as he tried to confiscate it.
According to military sources, a heated altercation followed and the soldier fired at the officer with his automatic rifle.
Thapa died soon after of fatal gunshot wounds. Incidents of soldiers killing their colleagues are not uncommon in India, particularly in Kashmir where the Indian forces are battling a violent separatist insurgency.
There were three cases of fratricide, a soldier killing a fellow soldier or a superior in 2016, the Defence Ministry said in a statement placed in Parliament in March. In 2016, 101 soldiers had committed suicide while in February 2014, a soldier gunned down five colleagues before shooting himself, also in Kashmir.
In the past, such incidents of shootings and suicides by troops have been blamed by army officials on soldiers’ stress due to hostile condition and long separations from their families.

 

How assassin helped me kill my husband after sex –Wife

A 39-year-old housewife, Mrs. Omotayo Salawudeen, has confessed that she covered the mouth of her husband, Alhaji Hakeem Salawudeen, while the 24-year-old man she hired to kill him stabbed him to death.
Omotayo, who was paraded by the police in Osogbo on Monday for alleged murder, made the confession while being interviewed by journalists.
Omotayo said her husband was loving, adding that she had sex with him before 24-year-old Dolapo Oladapo, who she allegedly hired to kill her husband, stabbed him to death.
She said, “I hired Oladapo Dolapo to kill my husband. We were married for about 17 years. We are blessed with three children. They are aged 17, 15 and 12. My husband did not not offend me, I was just mad at him
“I choked him with pillow after having sex with him; and Dolapo stabbed him to death with a knife.
“I don’t know what came over me, but I am regretting my action. I didn’t know it would end this way.”
Oladapo, who the woman said she hired to kill her husband, also confessed that he stabbed the
punish her husband and that she promised him that she would give him anything he requested if the operations was successful.
The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, said a relation of the deceased came to report the incident to the police and that police detectives were quickly deployed to the scene of the crime.
He said Oladapo was the first to be arrested.
Adeoye said investigation by the police revealed that Omotayo did not only hire Dolapo, but actively participated in killing her late husband.
The CP said investigation was still ongoing, saying the case would be charged to court soon.

 

Baboon causes power cut in Zambian tourist town

 

A baboon plunged a Zambian tourist town into darkness on Sunday after tampering with equipment at a hydro-electric power station, the state electricity company said on Monday.
The 108 megawatt power station in Livingstone, a hub for tourists visiting nearby Victoria Falls, is close to a national park but it is rare for animals to wander into the plant.
Zesco Ltd, which owns the power station, said the baboon disturbed a high voltage transformer leaving about 40,000 customers without electricity for five hours.
“The baboon suffered an electric shock and was taken to wildlife officers for treatment,” Zesco spokesman Henry Kapata said, adding that the animal was fortunate to survive.
In a similar incident last year, a monkey caused a nationwide blackout in Kenya.

 

Shocking: Badoo cultists sell blood handkerchiefs for N.5m each

The menace of Badoo cult group in Ikorodu area of Lagos State may not end anytime soon as fresh facts have emerged that the group sells the handkerchief, which the terror group use to clean the blood of their victims, for a whooping N500,000 to some highly placed Nigerians.

“We heard they sell one handkerchief containing the blood of their victims for N500,000 to highly placed Nigerians. The police must urgently investigate this lead in order to put an end to this menace, so that residents can sleep with two eyes closed in Ikorodu,” a top security source hinted on Sunday.

The police, which is now investigating the veracity of that information, engaged in joint operations with the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Department of State Services (DSS), Lagos State Task Force, the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and local vigilance groups to raid the dreaded group’s black spots at Igbobo/Bayeku, Ibeshe, Ijede and Imota at the weekend.

This came few days after a closed-door emergency stakeholders meeting was held between officials of the Lagos State police command and National Leader of the OPC, Otunba Gani Adams, with leaders of other vigilance groups over the security challenge in
Ikorodu.

The operation was led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, in charge of Operations, Edgal Imohinmi, with over 100 suspected members of the cult group arrested during the raid.

There was a brief meeting with the security agencies and local vigilance groups at Ipakodo division before the raid took off from Ibeshe, where majority of the suspects were arrested.

An OPC member, Abiodun Akerejola, a.k.a. Ojolebua, who spoke to crime reporters, said the raid was a welcome development.

“The issue of Badoo and other cult activities in Ikorodu and environs should give everyone some concern and not only the police. We do not know the next family or person they may attack,” Akerejola said.

Balogun Moses, a resident in one of the communities, said: “If the raid is maintained on a regular basis, crime rate would be drastically reduced. We commend the effort of all the security agencies and local vigilance groups, who know the terrain. Everyone can have some respite now. For the past eight months, Ikorodu was on the news daily for negative stories.”

Meanwhile, angry residents went berserk in the early hours of Sunday, lynching three suspected members of the Badoo cult in Odogunyan area of Ikorodu.

The suspects were caught around 2a.m. in an SUV and were flagged down by residents who were doing stop and search around Odogunyan junction. It was gathered that a big stone, diesel and a cutlass were found in the vehicle.

The suspects reportedly could not offer any explanation as to what they used the objects for and where they were heading. They were subsequently beaten up and burnt to death together with the vehicle.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the incident, urging residents to desist from jungle justice.

The PPRO confirmed that over 100 Badoo suspects had been arrested across Ikorodu, adding that investigations were ongoing to screen out innocent persons among them.

He said: “We can confirm the arrest of 100 suspected members of the dreaded cult group, and they are helping with ongoing investigation into the activities of the gang. Government is on top of the situation and we like to use this medium to caution the people to desist from jungle justice.

“We also like to assure residents that they are free to go about their normal activities without let or hindrance, as the police and other security agencies in the state are poised to make Lagos uncomfortable and hot for criminal elements to perpetrate their nefarious activities.”

Also, it was reported that in another incident, a heroic dog prevented suspected Badoo members from carrying out an attack in Ikorodu Sunday.

According to a resident of the area, who shared the story on his social media page and posted images of a wounded dog, he wrote: “In spite of the recent raids, let’s be vigilant. Badoo deadly group are still at work. Around 1a.m. on Sunday, they wanted to enter a house in my area at Ojogbe, but their dog stopped them by barking loudly.

“In frustration, they stabbed the dog. Am not sure the dog is going to survive the stabbing because it has been bleeding seriously all day. May God continue to guide and protect us. At this stage, it is only God that can help us in Ikorodu.”

Despite the declaration of traditional rituals by Ikorodu chiefs and traditionalists on Friday to halt the activities of the killer gang, they stormed the Jumofak area of Igbo-Oluwo in Ikorodu around 1a.m. This time, the gang of three ran out of luck as local vigilance team arrived the scene as they were trying to break into one apartment near a gas station in the area.

The vigilance team, however, apprehended one of the suspects while the other two took to their heels.

Eyewitnesses’ account said the trio were naked and rubbed their bodies with engine oil but it could not be ascertained if they were in possession of objects like hammers, white handkerchiefs and grinding stones that the gang was noted for.

How landlords offer free rooms for sex

Sleazy landlords in the UK are trading free rooms in exchange for sex with women desperate for somewhere to live.
Wales Online found scores of ads posted on classifieds site Craigslist from men looking for women in need of a place.
One offered “nice lovely all new fitted out” one and two-bedroomed flats in Cardiff and the Valleys.
“Tenant with benefits wanted,” the post read. “Must reply with pic.”
Another promised a “free room for [a] female” in Cardiff.
Prospective tenants were also offering themselves in exchange for rooms.
One 19-year-old from Bridgend said she was “19, bisexual, size 18, 38E.”
“I’m looking for free rent in exchange for what you want,” she wrote on the site.
“Obviously nobody else would know about this, it would stay strictly between the two of us.”
She did not want to be in a place with more than two people.
“I’m very open-minded, have a very high sex drive, kind, respectful and a good cleaner,” she said. “Looking for a landlady or a gentle landlord.”
Wales Online posted an ad on Craigslist posing as a 22-year-old woman looking for a rent-free place.
Within days, their reporter was flooded with messages from men offering free rooms.
One said they had a one-bed flat on the side of their house with “full bathroom, bedroom and living room”.
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Some claimed they only required the room to be kept clean.
One got in touch to ask: “Do you have a photo?”
A “tall, submissive guy” said he would “not be after any money, but for woman in spare room to be bossy with me, telling me what to do round the house”.
One said he did not have a spare room but that our investigator could “sleep in my bed with me”.
Another landlord said he would accept either payment or “sex, kinky sex, maybe three to four times in a week, day or night”.
Andrew Wallis, who is chief executive of anti-slavery charity Unseen, raised concerns about the vulnerability of tenants entering into these kind of arrangements.
“I think landlords placing these ads are treading as close to the line as they can in terms of breaking the law,” he said.
“It’s as close as you can get without stepping over the line.
“It’s playing on vulnerable people and putting them in a situation which makes them further vulnerable.”
Exploitation was his “primary concern”.
“We know there is a thin line between what is exploitative as defined under the Modern Slavery Act,” he said. “We are calling for a change in the law.”
He urged Craigslist and other organisations to have a “good hard look” at the problem.

Woman faces jail time for battering husband

Woman risks imprisonment after beating husband for attending church

A Zimbabwean Magistrate is to determine the fate of a woman who beat her husband for attending a church different from hers.
Susan Mudzengi, 43, turned her husband, Paul Ndlovu, ten years her senior, into a punching bag on 20 May after the man returned home having attended the African Apostolic Church. She is a facing a charge of domestic violence and public indecency.
She was formally charged 22 June.
The woman is a member of the Apostolic Sect run by a Johanne Masowe. She was slammed with the additional count after she stripped at a police station to avoid being detained in the cell.
Prosecutor Munyonga Kuvarega told the Beitbridge Magistrate, Goodswill Mavenge that Ndlovu is the headmaster at Nottingham Primary School in Beitbridge.
As reported by Zimbabwean NewsDay, Kuvarega said on May 20 this year Ndlovu returned home from church and Mudzengi started shouting at him for attending the Apostolic church.
“Ndlovu was served with supper by his daughter and when he finished eating, Mudzengi grabbed him by the neck and pushed him to the floor before she sat on him and assaulted him several times with fists. The accused also destroyed Ndlovu’s Bible, anointing oil and Mwazha’s (his pastor’s) picture.
“The complainant managed to escape and reported the matter to the police, leading to Mudzengi’s arrest.
Mudzengi was arrested on 17 June 17, but on arrival at the police station, she became violent on learning she would be detained.
She removed all her clothes in full view of male police officers and other people at the station. She then threw the clothes away.Female police officers later grouped around her and forced her to wear her clothes before she was escorted into the cells.

Man arrested with human head on Valentine’s Day

Police in Ekiti on Tuesday arrested a man simply called Tosin Oluwatosin with a fresh human head in Ifaki-Ekiti, Ido/Osi local government area of the state.

Oluwatosin was said to have committed the crime with his brother, David Oluwatosin, who is still at large.

The suspect is presently being grilled by homicide detectives at the state police headquarters to explain the circumstances behind the murder of the 12-year-old victim.

Confirming the incident to journalists on Wednesday, the state police spokesman, Alberto Adeyemi, said Tosin was arrested at about 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday.

He said the arrest was made possible by intelligence report at the disposal of the state command which deployed its men to the scene to arrest the suspects.

Adeyemi said: “Yes, it is true. One of the suspects is on the run. The victim is about 12 years old. But we are still looking for the severed body of the victim and we are also on the trail of the one at large. After investigation, the suspects would be charged to court.”
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Burger King workers sold marijuana with fries – Police

Police say two employees at a New Hampshire Burger King have been arrested on drug charges after authorities were tipped off that drive-thru customers who asked for extra crispy fries got marijuana with their meal.

NH1 reports Epping Police Chief Mike Wallace said 20-year-old Garrett Norris was arrested Saturday after police conducted a sting operation. Also arrested was 19-year-old Meagan Dearborn, the shift manager.

Wallace said drive-thru buyers would ask for “Nasty Boy,” then for extra crispy fries.

Wallace said the drugs weren’t put in the food; they were sold in a separate container. He said the operation didn’t involve the franchise owners.

Norris and Dearborn are scheduled for arraignment February 28. It wasn’t known if they had lawyers and phone numbers couldn’t be found for them.