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Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later

It took nearly 80 years, but a book borrowed during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library.

The Attleboro Public Library posted on its Facebook page Thursday pictures of a copy of “The Young Lady at Home,” by T.S. Arthur. The book was returned this week. The due date stamped at the back of the book? Nov. 21, 1938.

Library deputy director Amy Rhilinger tells WPRI-TV a man had been cleaning out his friend’s basement when he came across the book. She says the library staff thought it was “awesome” the book was returned even though it’s in terrible condition and can’t go back into circulation.

Rhilinger says the library isn’t trying to collect late fees, either. She says they’d amount to almost $2,800.

Thief congratulates police for arresting him             


A Guinean thief who didn’t imagine he’d be caught soon has congratulated the police for arresting him.

He felicitated with the police while being interviewed after he was caught.

In a video that is going viral on social media, Boubacar Diallo, a student at a technical college in Mamou, Guinea, said he knew the gravity of his crime and acknowledged that he could be jailed.

Diallo and his accomplice freely admitted to stealing 50 million Guinean francs (N2 million) from a phone shop in the north-western city.

In the video, Diallo rallied support for the Police, saying more resources should be given to them.

Diallo said, “The national police head office should be congratulated. I also want to say that the police need equipment because it has well-trained officers. Serious.”

Diallo said he regretted his crime and would never go back to it again.

55-yr-old man rapes daughter nine times for money ritual

A 55-year-old man, Bashiru Adeyanju, was remanded in prison custody by an Ado-Ekiti magistrate’s court for raping his 17-year-old daughter. Adeyanju, who was arrested on September 11, confessed to raping the girl nine times for money ritual, claiming that he committed the crime with two others, said to be native doctors.

Adeyanju wondered why the Police failed to arraign his accomplices in court. He said he acted on the instruction of the witchdoctors and thereafter wiped his daughter’s private parts with a white handkerchief.

Police prosecutor, Sergeant Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that Adeyanju violated Section 31(2) of the Ekiti State Child Rights Law. Ikebuilo applied for an adjournment for issuance of legal advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP.

The plea of the accused was not taken as his counsel, Mr. Simon Ojo, also pleaded for adjournment, pending the issuance of legal advice.

Before the case was adjourned, Adeyanju told the magistrate: “We are three in this case. But I am surprised that I am the only one Police is charging to court.”

Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Dolapo Akosile, replied: “Don’t worry, others will soon be brought to court,” and remanded Adeyanju in prison custody, pending the issuance of legal advice from DPP. She adjourned the case to October 12 for mention.


Health minister performs successful surgery separating Siamese twins

In most countries, health ministers are seen as bureaucrats more interested in paperwork than medical miracles.

Not in Madagascar, where Mamy Lalatiana Andriamanarivo recently picked up a scalpel and separated conjoined Siamese twins in a medical first for the Indian Ocean island nation.

“Surgery was performed at the Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona hospital on September 13 to separate Siamese twins joined at the abdomen and lower thorax,” Jean Marie Rasamimanana, the deputy technical director at the hospital in the capital Antananarivo, told AFP on Tuesday.

“The separation of the five-month-old twins, Mitia and Fitia, who weighed 13 kilograms (29 pounds) and were delivered by caesarean section, involved the separation of their liver, ribs and diaphragm,” he said, adding that the pair were doing well following their operation.

The surgery was a medical first for Madagascar. A medical team from the country successfully separated Siamese twins in 2009, but because of a lack of equipment in the island’s hospitals, the surgery was performed in Paris.

Andriamanarivo, the minister and paediatric surgeon, reportedly praised the breakthrough and said it would save the island’s medical system a small fortune as a comparable surgery would have cost 100,000 euros ($120,000) if performed overseas.

Madagascar is one of the world’s poorest nations and more than 90 percent of its 25 million people live on less than $2 per day. Almost half of under fives suffer development issues.


Jealous gay man allegedly kills apprentice lover for dating woman


An apprentice, Ademola Adeshina has been reportedly beaten to death by his boss, Saramola Musa for his refusal to stop dating a lady in Lugbe, Abuja.

Musa, who is facing a homicide charge at a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Gwagwalada, Abuja, is believed to have had a homosexual relationship with the 24-year-old man.

It was learnt that an autopsy indicated that Ademola died as a result of the beating he received from Musa.

The report also showed that the furniture maker had sodomised his apprentice before his death in May 2017.

Musa , 42, in his statement to the police, said he slapped the deceased after he caught him having sex with the lady, identified simply as Precious, in his workshop, claiming that Ademola died of malaria a week after the incident.

But Ademola’s father, Okuneye, faulted Musa’s claims, stressing that the son died from the beatings he received from the former bouncer, who he described as a huge man.

He told Punch Metro that Musa had once informed him that Ademola was dating a lady he did not approve of, adding that he warned the deceased to stop going out with the lady.

The bereaved father said his son called him on May 3, two days before his death that he had malaria, adding that he visited him at the workshop and found him working.

He said: “About 48 hours after, I got a text message from Musa asking me to call him back urgently. I did and he simply told me that my son had passed away; I was shocked. He said he was at Asokoro General Hospital and when I got there, I found my son lying in the back seat of his Honda Accord car with his face against the glass window,”

Okuneye said the accused informed him that his son died of malaria and suggested that the body should be buried, but he insisted on depositing it in a morgue.

The engineer explained that after returning home, he received a call from Precious, who narrated to him how Musa beat his son to death.

He said: “The girl said she witnessed the assault and when she confronted Musa, he injured her in the leg. I asked if she was ready to make a statement at the police station about it and she agreed.

“Musa was arrested and he admitted to beating my boy because he was dating the girl. We did a post-mortem on the body and it showed that Ademola suffered serious internal injury from the beating.

“The autopsy also showed that the boy was sodomised; it was after this that we got to know that Musa is a well known homosexual in Lugbe and its environs; he had been sleeping with my son and he killed him because he was dating a woman.”

Punch gathered that the family had made plans to bury the deceased last Saturday, but the police declined to grant them the permission to carry out the funeral.

The accused was remanded in Kuje prisons by the court on Monday, while the case was adjourned till November 20,2017.


Suspects flush $120,000 down the toilets – Police

Prosecutors have opened an investigation into why two people literally tried to cram about 100,000 euros ($120,000) in 500 euro notes down the toilets.

The incident happened in Switzerland, precisely in three Geneva restaurants and an office of banking giant, UBS.

The notes “had probably been cut with scissors,” Geneva prosecution spokesman Vincent Derouand told AFP, confirming the May incident first reported by the Tribune de Geneve newspaper.

Derouand said the investigation would first focus on whether the cash was connected to any illegal activity because destroying — or attempting to flush — bank notes is not a crime in Switzerland.

Police were alerted to the case after the restaurants complained that their toilets had been clogged, the spokesman said.

Later, “a lawyer representing the people who flushed the notes came by and compensated them” for the cost of plumbing repairs, Derouand said.

The UBS branch involved is in central Geneva and hosts a wealth management office of Switzerland’s largest bank, Geneva prosecutors said.

Notes were discovered in toilets near the area where the bank has vaults, Derouand said.

UBS declined to comment on the story.

Derouand did not discuss the identity of the suspects, but the paper said they were two Spanish women who had stashed the money in a safe.

Nigerian woman trafficked to Oman begs for repatriation in anonymous audio message


A Nigerian woman in Oman, a country on the Arabian Peninsula, has passionately cried out to Nigerian authorities for help.

In an unverified audio shared on social media, the unnamed woman who made a desperate plea for help, begged anyone who gets the audio to distribute it until it gets to the Nigerian authorities.

Speaking in Yoruba language, the woman begged for repatriation of herself and other Nigerian ladies from Oman.

She explained that Nigerian women are used as slaves in the Arabian country. She said they are made to put in 20 hours of work every day of the week without any form of rest or break whatsoever.

“We wake up by 4 am and work till 12 am every day,” she said in the audio message. “Even when we are ill, they make us work for half of the day, and the next day, you must be ready to start work again.”

She said Nigerian agents who got them into the country are not helping matters, rather they complicate the issue all the more. She said many Nigerian ladies have died, while others have become mad due to severe maltreatment.

“If you say you are no longer working, they will beat you till you become useless, just like the agents tell them to do, then they throw you into the prison,” the obviously distressed lady revealed in the four minutes, 52 seconds audio message.

The lady who she works as a maid in Oman indicated that she was tricked into coming to the country. She said she wanted to go to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was only when the agent returned her passport with the visa that she saw that she was going to Oman.

Oman, an Arabic-speaking country of about 2.9million people has a history of showing little respect for human rights. Several stories about the ill-treatment of migrant workers have also emanated from the country which operates absolute monarchy.

Even though the country abolished slavery in 1970, the 2014 Global Slavery Index placed Oman at number 45 because 26,000 people were still in slavery in the country at that time.

Rabidly jealous wife allegedly throws rival’s babies into well

The Police Command in Nasarawa State has arrested a 20-year-old housewife, Aisha Isah, for allegedly throwing into a well her two stepdaughters, Zainab 4, and Baaba 2, over a disagreement with the children’s mother.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Kennedy Idirisu, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lafia.

Idirisu said the suspect was arrested in Yelwan-Bassa village in Kokona Local Government Area following a report of the incident.

He said the suspect had confessed to the crime and expressed remorse over her action.

He said investigation revealed that Aisha, who is the second wife of Alhaji Isah, was always at loggerheads with the first wife, Maimuna, and that all efforts by their husband to settle their differences were unsuccessful.

The PPRO said Aisha claimed that the first wife was always instigating her children not to run errands for her, a development that infuriated her since she had no child of her own.

She said she had given birth to a baby girl in 2016, but the baby died after six months.

Idirisu said Aisha had thrown baby Baaba into the well in April but since no one saw her, the family believed the baby accidentally fell into the well and died.

On August 26, the police spokesman said, Aisha raised alarm that another child, Zainab, had fallen into the well and the husband dashed into the well to rescue the baby.

He said the husband brought out the baby dead, with her hands tied, which drew suspicion from the family and villagers leading to the arrest of Aisha.

According to him, Aisha later confessed to the crime and also accepted responsibility for the death of baby Baaba in April.

He said the suspect would be prosecuted as soon as investigation into matter was concluded.



Woman found dead in U.S. hotel freezer after attending party


The body of 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins, was discovered Sunday morning in the freezer at Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Conference Center in Rosemont, 17 miles southeast of Chicago.

According to Fox News, Jenkins was last seen attending a party at the hotel, and her mother, Tereasa Martin, said her daughter was intoxicated before stumbling into the freezer.

Few details have emerged about the night, but police has said they were investigating a Facebook Live video, which has been viewed more than three million times, that showed Jenkins in a ninth-floor hotel room.

Jenkins could be seen, through the reflection of a woman’s glasses, sitting in the corner of the room.

“Yes, they’ve looked at it and continue to look at it and all the other social media videos and posts,” Gary Mack, village of Rosemont spokesman, told the Chicago Tribune on Monday.

“They are leaving no stone unturned as far as trying to corral everyone they can and talk to them and interview them about what happened and what was going on that night.”

Mack added that police have identified most people in the video.

Man discovers wife was 4-months pregnant for lover after lavish wedding


The marriage of a couple simply known as Johnson and Lizza is now in danger following the discovery by her husband that his wife was already pregnant for her lover before he married her.

Johnson (surname withheld) is now in a dilemma after he spent huge sums of money to marry Lizza but later discovered that she was almost four months pregnant before he engaged her and brought her to Lagos.

The marriage took place in Onitsha, Anambra State but the couple were living at White sand area in Isheri Oshun area in the out skirt of Lagos. P.M.EXPRESS gathered that the man married his wife sometime in June this years without any sexual contact until after he performed the traditional marriage and church wedding in Onitsha.

However, when they came to Lagos she announced her pregnancy to her husband and they went to a private hospital where doctor confirmed that she was six months pregnant.

Trouble started when they calculated the time they really slept together and he discovered that Lizza was already pregnant before they got married.

It was gathered that they had return to General hospital at Isolo to re- confirm the pregnancy and months, it was the same six months. They became more confused which seemed to endanger their young marriage.

The wife claimed that she had a lover before she met Johnson but she had to sever the relationship when Johnson proposed to her. She said she had her normal menses and did not have any sign of pregnancy before they got married. She wants the husband to accept the pregnancy because both cannot really explain what happened.

But the husband was said to have developed cold feet since they discovered this and was thinking of divorce which he cannot get easily under Catholic Church where they wedded.

It was gathered the matter has been taken to a Catholic prayer ministry priest at Oke Afa in for intervention and resolution.