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Scientists history of evolutionary called human beings, who claimed to be in the image of Most High God, ‘higher’ animals, but while some knowledgeable people are proving them wrong because some human beings are taking the form of ‘lower’ animals.

photoA lady was caught stealing at Shoprite Mall in Lagos. What followed after she was caught is something that has now become commonplace.

She was lynchéd, stripped unclad, while a bunch of horny men proceeded to sexually manhandle her.

Most of us are just getting tired of ‘these men’, these higher animals who have decided to put the law into their own hands. These same men are the thieves at night, loitering around shopping centres to smartly snatch your phones.

These men are the ones who will catch a thief first because they are experts in the game and God help her if she is a female. The lady in question was caught stealing, so? What happened to our Police Stations? Some of us are tired of talking.

ALUU is everywhere. These sex hungry looking men will do anything to molest a young lady at the slightest próvocation. They even went to the extent of inserting an iron rod into her priváte part. How barbaric? Is that the punishment for stealing?

Uncivilised Treatment Of Female Suspects

The herding of male and female suspects into a detention cell or prison is one more example of the callousness and human rights violation perpetrated by the police and other law enforcement agencies in the country.

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Undoubtedly, it is an action not associated with decent societies as it violates the United Nations rules for the treatment of women prisoners and offenders.

Regrettably, Nigeria seems to be descending into this immoral abyss without the authorities realising it or aware of its dangers. The UN specifically states that women must be kept in separate quarters from men; and girls in separate quarters from boys. There is an urgent need to educate and train security agents on gender-specific rights of those in detention.

Some women arrested by task force officials in a few states for violating the use of road lanes are allegedly dumped in Black Maria carrying male suspects.  While the powers-that-be might be ignorant of this debauchery, it has attracted the attention of the United States of America such that it formed part of its 2012 country (Nigeria) Report on Human Rights. Released by the US Department of State recently, the report states, “The rape of women in detention by policemen remained a problem.” It emphasised, “Authorities sometimes held female and male prisoners together, especially in rural areas, and prisons had no facilities to care for pregnant women and nursing mothers.”

In Abraka, Delta State, one woman suffered this indignity in March this year, when she was detained in the same cell with male suspects, following a brawl she had with a neighbour. She cried for help as she was being raped by male suspects, but the policemen who were supposed to redeem her from the asphyxiating grip of these sex perverts were apathetic to her plight. However, it is relieving that the victim is conscious of her rights and dignity; and, through her counsel, took the matter to court.

She also petitioned the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 5, Benin, Hamisu Argungu. The two suspects are now facing trial at an Abraka Magistrate’s Court, while the 11 police officers on duty at the police station faced Orderly Room trial.

As a matter of fact, there are 787 females awaiting trial in the nation’s prisons, just as 212 convicts are women. The country has only two female prisons, while 12 maximum and 83 satellite prisons cater for men. Given the increasing level of depravity in the society and the experience of the Abraka woman, some of the 787 female inmates may have been victims of sexual abuse. Strange cases of pregnancy in prisons have repeatedly occurred without any rational explanation from prison authorities. Imprisoned mothers who give birth to, and raise, babies under degrading conditions of torture, overcrowding, shortage of food and medical facilities, enlarge the already huge imperilled segment of our population.

It is for this reason that the act of mercy the Chief Judge of Lagos, Ayotunde Philips, showed to Comfort James, a nursing mother who gave birth to a son in Kirikiri Prison while awaiting trial, should be applauded. The suspect was freed along with 95 others suspects last Tuesday. Based on a court order, she was remanded in prison custody on March 15, 2011, following a jewellery theft charge.

Rape has become a growing social phenomenon, especially in the cities. Some young rapists even go to the extreme of making a video of their escapades and posting them on the internet.

A female student in Abia State suffered this nightmare two years ago. Also, there have been cases of robbers raping women in the presence of their husbands or taking them away along with their loot. But more frightening is the health hazards such sexually harassed female detainees pose to the wider society when freed. Certainly, they become agents for the spread of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS, gonorrhoea and syphilis. Other contagious ailments such as tuberculosis and cholera easily spread.

Indeed, there are many Comforts – nursing mothers in our prisons – who deserve mercy. The CJs of other states should emulate what Philips has done in Lagos, in exercise of the powers conferred on them under Section 1(1) of the Criminal Justice Administration Release from Custody.

It is in this context that the Senate joint committees on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Interior and Police Affairs chaired by Senator Umaru Dahiru, which recently probed the decongestion of prisons contracts, should get the relevant agencies of the Federal Government to account for the N8.7 billion spent for this purpose.

In the quest for justice and the rule of law, our law enforcement agencies become over-zealous and the respect of human dignity is overlooked.

There must be alternative sanctions in place for minor offences. Corralling hapless women and men into detention for misdemeanours or offences that ought to be sorted out within hours at front desks of police and other law enforcement agencies, therefore, should stop.

Policeman Shoots Tanker Driver Over ‘Too Little Bribe’

Two policemen may be dismissed from the Force for allegedly shooting a tanker driver for refusing to jack up the N100 bribe he offered them along Wudil Federal High-Way in Kano, northwest Nigeria on Monday.

Witnesses said hundreds of aggrieved tanker drivers blocked the major highway linking Kano to Jigawa, Bauchi, Yobe and Borno states to protest the shooting. The Commissioner of Police who ordered for the immediate arrest and trial of the policemen, a sergeant and an Inspector, said his Command must ensure that they pay for their misdeeds.

Police: illegal shooting of tanker driver “The Police flagged down the Tanker driver who was on his way to Kano and allegedly requested for a bribe; and the Tanker driver obliged and gave them a tip of N100, but the police men insisted that the money was too small. It was at this point that argument ensued and one of the police men pulled a trigger and shot the Tanker driver on the leg,” said an eyewitness.

Spokesman of the Command , ASP Musa Magaji Majia described the incident as worrisome, adding that the Police authorities are footing the hospital bills of the Tanker driver who was shot on the leg, “he is currently in stable condition,” Majia told our Correspondent. “Once we received the signal from the area, we quickly moved in and ensured the arrest of the trigger-happy officer as well as his supervisor, an Inspector on the order of the Commissioner of Police.

“We took the injured driver to the hospital, foot his medical bill and also deployed an officer to watch over his safety while recuperating in his hospital bed. Justice will be done as we are prepared to sacrifice those men if they fail to prove their innocence. They must be tried in line with the established order and regulations,” Majia added.

SEX SCANDAL HIT UNI-BEN: Two female students forced to perform oral sex

In what seems to be another case of rape, a video of three girls being dehumanized and tortured by guys thought to be students of UNIVERSITY OF BENIN has been released on the internet. Sources say the girls were having lesbian sex when some guys stormed their location and subjected them to a session of humiliation.

The boys forced the girls touch, kiss and have oral sex while they taped it on their phones. The girls were also laid on the floor and flogged.

fal1 SEX SCANDAL HIT UNI BEN: Two female students forced to perform oral sex

NOT ANOTHER SEX SCANDAL: Sources say UNI-BEN students may be the next to be caught in a sex scandal

In this video we have, the pictures have been blurred to hide the identity of those involved but judging by the words of the individual, the activities taking place could easily be deciphered. No one in authority is yet to make an official statement about the case.

Corruption massive under jonathan – us

The Barrack Obama-led United States administration has lambasted the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Goodluck Jonathan over massive and widespread corruption in the country. According to the United States Department of State, government officials and agencies frequently engage in corrupt practices with impunity, while ordinary Nigerians are ignored to their fate. This revelations were contained in the Bureau of Democracy Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, which was released on Friday evening in the US. In the report, the judiciary was also scored very low. It said: “The law provides criminal penalties for official corruption; however, the government did not implement the law effectively, and officials frequently engaged in corrupt practices with impunity. Massive, widespread, and pervasive corruption affected all levels of government and the security forces. “There was a widespread perception [that] judges were easily bribed and litigants could not rely on the courts to render impartial judgments. Citizens encountered long delays and alleged requests from judicial officials for bribes to expedite cases or obtain favourable rulings. “Police corruption remained rampant. Reports of checkpoint bribery and shooting incidents decreased in February after newly appointed Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar announced the closure of all police checkpoints across the country; however, illegal checkpoints remained common in some regions. Police routinely stopped drivers who did not commit traffic infractions, refusing to allow them to continue until they paid bribes.” The Obasa administration also faulted the refusal of political office holders, including President Jonathan, to declare their assets public. recalls that in June 2012, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project and other anti-corruption groups demanded that President Jonathan should disclose his assets from 2007 to 2012 but Jonathan refused….no leadership by example in Nigeria.

Corruption massive under jonathan – us

The Barrack Obama-led United States administration has lambasted the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Goodluck Jonathan over massive and widespread corruption in the country.

According to the United States Department of State, government officials and agencies frequently engage in corrupt practices with impunity, while ordinary Nigerians are ignored to their fate.

This revelations were contained in the Bureau of Democracy Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, which was released on Friday evening in the US.

In the report, the judiciary was also scored very low. It said:
“The law provides criminal penalties for official corruption; however, the government did not implement the law effectively, and officials frequently engaged in corrupt practices with impunity. Massive, widespread, and pervasive corruption affected all levels of government and the security forces.

“There was a widespread perception [that] judges were easily bribed and litigants could not rely on the courts to render impartial judgments. Citizens encountered long delays and alleged requests from judicial officials for bribes to expedite cases or obtain favourable rulings.

“Police corruption remained rampant. Reports of checkpoint bribery and shooting incidents decreased in February after newly appointed Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar announced the closure of all police checkpoints across the country; however, illegal checkpoints remained common in some regions. Police routinely stopped drivers who did not commit traffic infractions, refusing to allow them to continue until they paid bribes.”

The Obasa administration also faulted the refusal of political office holders, including President Jonathan, to declare their assets public.

recalls that in June 2012, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project and other anti-corruption groups demanded that President Jonathan should disclose his assets from 2007 to 2012 but Jonathan refused….no leadership by example in Nigeria.

Got him Second marathon ‘bomber’ captured alive after brother killed in shoot-oui

Second marathon ‘bomber’ captured alive after brother killed in shoot-out

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pinned to the ground at 67 Franklin Street in Watertown, Boston

Arrest … Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pinned to the ground at 67 Franklin Street in Watertown, Boston

COPS hunting fugitive Dzhokhar Tsarnaev finally snared him after a woman reported finding a pile of bloody clothes in her shed.

The crazed 19-year-old Boston Marathon bomber had been on the run for 8½ hours after his brother died after a terrifying shootout with police.

He is in a serious condition and has been taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

Cops trapped Tsarnaev as he hid in a boat in the woman’s back garden in the Watertown district after she reported that it had been “cleared” with her shed earlier that day.

He was spotted by a police helicopter which used a heat-seeking camera to confirm his location — and was feared to be wearing an IED bomb-vest.

 

the boat in a backyard in Franklin Street, Watertown, where Tsarnaev took refuge

Hiding spot … the boat in a backyard in Franklin Street, Watertown, where Tsarnaev took refuge

 

 

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by the boat in the Boston suburb

Spotted … Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by the boat in the Boston suburb

 

Officers raced to Franklin Street where armed police fired up to 30 shots in a short gun battle.

One cop was heard saying: “There is definite movement in the rear of that boat. He stood up.”

A witness said: “We saw the Swat team get out and spread out all around the house and then the shots were fired.”

Eight explosions were heard, thought to be flash bang grenades, designed to disorientate the suspect.

Ambulances rushed to the scene, and a robot bomb disposal squad was then sent into the area to check for explosives.

There were also fears last night that the boat was filled with fuel.

The stand-off happened moments after Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick lifted a “stay at home” ban.

According to state police spokesman David Procopio, Dzhokhar was in a “serious if not critical condition” when taken to hospital.

He added: “He had lost a lot of blood. He was so weak that we were able to just go in and scoop him up.”

 

Dzhokhar is rushed to hospital in an ambulance

Emergency … Dzhokhar is rushed to hospital in an ambulance

 

 

Armoured vehicles in Boston

Alert … armoured vehicles block street

 

An army of TEN THOUSAND police, FBI and national guard had hunted the surviving brother across Boston — after a trail of havoc by the ethnic Chechen terrorists yesterday left one officer dead and another fighting for life.

A special interrogation team for high-value suspects is now waiting to question Dzhokhar.

The team has planned to question the 19-year-old without reading him his Miranda rights – the statement read by police to suspects stating their right to remain silent and have a lawyer.

Authorities were invoking a rare public safety exception triggered by the need to protect police and the public from immediate danger.

It emerged last night that older brother Tamerlan was quizzed by the FBI in 2011 after a request by an unidentified foreign government.

But officials failed to find any “derogatory” information on him.

Up to a million residents had been told to hole up indoors yesterday as the ensuing dragnet saw the city go into virtual lockdown — with fleets of armoured vehicles cruising the streets.

Helicopters hovered as Boston again resembled a warzone — five days after two bombs killed three and injured 176 at the marathon.

 

Slain Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and his arrested brother Dzhokhar, 19

Suspects … slain Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and his arrested brother Dzhokhar, 19

 

The chilling scenes came after cop Sean Collier, 26, became the FOURTH victim killed by the fanatical duo — both Muslims and ethnic Chechens.

The officer, on night patrol at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was investigating reports of a disturbance.

Just hours earlier cops had released close-ups of two suspects caught on film minutes before the bombs at the marathon went off.

Both were touting rucksacks — containing explosives that had been packed into pressure cookers. The murdered officer was shot dead in his car by medical student Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan, 26 — who had been at a 7-Eleven convenience store as it was robbed.

The two cop killers then turned carjackers, forcing a terrified man at the wheel of a Mercedes SUV to drive them from the scene.

He was held for 30 minutes as the pair used his cashcard to withdraw $800, or £525, before being dumped unharmed at a petrol station.

 

Boston cops

Target … cops aim automatic weapons during hunt
Polaris / eyevine

 

Meanwhile Swat teams and national guard troops had joined cops pouring into the suburb of Watertown — six miles from the city centre. During a high-speed chase the brothers shot at their pursuers and threw explosives.

One resident who saw the bloody climax as the fleeing vehicle pulled over told of seeing two men using it as a shield to fire a dozen cops.

 

Andrew Kitzenburg told how the gunmen fired at a police SUV as it drove towards them at 1am.

The vehicle rolled to the side of the road, crashing into two cars in his drive. The two maniacs then hurled a bomb at the line of police as 200 rounds of ammo were exchanged.

 

Andrew said: “They lit it and threw it. It went 20 yards at most. The device did explode. One of the men ran towards the police officers and was tackled.”

 

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That was the older brother, who was taken to hospital dying from blast injuries and bullet wounds.

The younger one leapt into the SUV — and drove it at the police.

Andrew said: “The car went right through the cops — broke right through.”

Critically-wounded officer Richard Donahue, 33, was rushed to hospital as colleagues brought in robots to deal with backpacks left at the scene. Seven home-made explosives, including a pressure cooker bomb like the one used in the marathon attack, were found.

 

Cops fearing bombs could be triggered by mobiles screamed at newsmen at the scene: “Turn off your phones if you want to live.”

 

Video:

Police officer shot dead at Massachusetts uni

GUNFIRE and explosions reportedly heard in the hunt for killer of police officer in Boston

 

Meanwhile, an alleged autopsy photograph of bombing suspect Tamerlan, 26, was leaked today after he was fatally wounded in a firefight with police and then reportedly run over by his younger brother.

The victim arrived at Beth Israel Deconess Medical center around 1.20am in the early hours of yesterday morning following a violent exchange of gunfire with police.

One witness described how his younger brother Dzhokhar ran over Tamerlan’s body as he made his getaway in an SUV.

Upon arriving at the hospital, Tamerlan was unconscious and handcuffed. The alleged graphic picture of his body shows multiple gunshot wounds and a massive open gash that spans from the center of his chest to his back.

Another smaller gash is located right below the larger wound. His right shoulder and his face show signs of hemorrhaging.

 

SWAT officers in Boston

Garden … SWAT officers use roof of a shed as cover
Demotix / Splash News

 

Last night police fanned out from the suburb to search every home for the fugitive. An explosive trigger was said to have been found on his sibling’s body, fuelling fears he had rigged himself as a human bomb.

He was barely nine when he and his brother went to live in the US. They grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where their mum was said to be one of two people arrested.

Watertown police today told CNN that early indications suggest the Boston bomber suspects acted alone.

Dad Anzor now lives in Dagestan, southern Russia, where he was grilled by secret service agents.

President Vladimir Putin was kept updated — as was Barack Obama. Anzor insisted his sons were innocent — and told how they reassured him when he phoned after the marathon was bombed: “Everything is good, Papa.” Speaking in Dagestan the father begged his youngest: “Give up. Come home.”

Earlier the bombers’ uncle Ruslan Tsarni said: “Turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness.”

 

Ruslan Tsarni

Bombers’ uncle Ruslan Tsarni … ‘Turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness’

 

 

 

How pair fought to get away

THURSDAY 5.20pm local time: FBI release images of two suspects, now known to be Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

10.20pm: The pair are at a MIT campus store in Cambridge district as it is robbed and shoot dead cop Sean Collier as he sits in his cruiser.

10.30pm: Bombers carjack a Mercedes SUV and force driver to try three cashpoints in the area, drawing out $800 (£525).

11pm: Driver is released at a petrol station. Police chase the car towards Watertown district. Officer Richard Donahue is shot and taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Midnight: Huge gunfight around Laurel St and Dexter St in Watertown, with the bombers sheltering behind the SUV. Tamerlan Tsarnaev is repeatedly hit and detonates his suicide vest.

4.30am: Police quarantine Watertown and warn residents to stay in their homes.

8am: Authorities release name and pictures of the brothers. Entire city of Boston is “locked down” with all public transport halted. Flights to and from the city are suspended. At least 9,000 police are involved in the hunt.

Noon: Two Black Hawk military helicopters join the hunt in Watertown.

 

Video:

Boston bomber suspect caught alive

POLICE found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiding on a boat stored in a garden in the Watertown suburb of the city

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Got him Second marathon ‘bomber’ captured alive after brother killed in shoot-oui

Second marathon ‘bomber’ captured alive after brother killed in shoot-out

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pinned to the ground at 67 Franklin Street in Watertown, Boston

Arrest … Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pinned to the ground at 67 Franklin Street in Watertown, Boston

COPS hunting fugitive Dzhokhar Tsarnaev finally snared him after a woman reported finding a pile of bloody clothes in her shed.

The crazed 19-year-old Boston Marathon bomber had been on the run for 8½ hours after his brother died after a terrifying shootout with police.

He is in a serious condition and has been taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

Cops trapped Tsarnaev as he hid in a boat in the woman’s back garden in the Watertown district after she reported that it had been “cleared” with her shed earlier that day.

He was spotted by a police helicopter which used a heat-seeking camera to confirm his location — and was feared to be wearing an IED bomb-vest.

 

the boat in a backyard in Franklin Street, Watertown, where Tsarnaev took refuge

Hiding spot … the boat in a backyard in Franklin Street, Watertown, where Tsarnaev took refuge

 

 

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by the boat in the Boston suburb

Spotted … Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by the boat in the Boston suburb

 

Officers raced to Franklin Street where armed police fired up to 30 shots in a short gun battle.

One cop was heard saying: “There is definite movement in the rear of that boat. He stood up.”

A witness said: “We saw the Swat team get out and spread out all around the house and then the shots were fired.”

Eight explosions were heard, thought to be flash bang grenades, designed to disorientate the suspect.

Ambulances rushed to the scene, and a robot bomb disposal squad was then sent into the area to check for explosives.

There were also fears last night that the boat was filled with fuel.

The stand-off happened moments after Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick lifted a “stay at home” ban.

According to state police spokesman David Procopio, Dzhokhar was in a “serious if not critical condition” when taken to hospital.

He added: “He had lost a lot of blood. He was so weak that we were able to just go in and scoop him up.”

 

Dzhokhar is rushed to hospital in an ambulance

Emergency … Dzhokhar is rushed to hospital in an ambulance

 

 

Armoured vehicles in Boston

Alert … armoured vehicles block street

 

An army of TEN THOUSAND police, FBI and national guard had hunted the surviving brother across Boston — after a trail of havoc by the ethnic Chechen terrorists yesterday left one officer dead and another fighting for life.

A special interrogation team for high-value suspects is now waiting to question Dzhokhar.

The team has planned to question the 19-year-old without reading him his Miranda rights – the statement read by police to suspects stating their right to remain silent and have a lawyer.

Authorities were invoking a rare public safety exception triggered by the need to protect police and the public from immediate danger.

It emerged last night that older brother Tamerlan was quizzed by the FBI in 2011 after a request by an unidentified foreign government.

But officials failed to find any “derogatory” information on him.

Up to a million residents had been told to hole up indoors yesterday as the ensuing dragnet saw the city go into virtual lockdown — with fleets of armoured vehicles cruising the streets.

Helicopters hovered as Boston again resembled a warzone — five days after two bombs killed three and injured 176 at the marathon.

 

Slain Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and his arrested brother Dzhokhar, 19

Suspects … slain Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and his arrested brother Dzhokhar, 19

 

The chilling scenes came after cop Sean Collier, 26, became the FOURTH victim killed by the fanatical duo — both Muslims and ethnic Chechens.

The officer, on night patrol at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was investigating reports of a disturbance.

Just hours earlier cops had released close-ups of two suspects caught on film minutes before the bombs at the marathon went off.

Both were touting rucksacks — containing explosives that had been packed into pressure cookers. The murdered officer was shot dead in his car by medical student Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan, 26 — who had been at a 7-Eleven convenience store as it was robbed.

The two cop killers then turned carjackers, forcing a terrified man at the wheel of a Mercedes SUV to drive them from the scene.

He was held for 30 minutes as the pair used his cashcard to withdraw $800, or £525, before being dumped unharmed at a petrol station.

 

Boston cops

Target … cops aim automatic weapons during hunt
Polaris / eyevine

 

Meanwhile Swat teams and national guard troops had joined cops pouring into the suburb of Watertown — six miles from the city centre. During a high-speed chase the brothers shot at their pursuers and threw explosives.

One resident who saw the bloody climax as the fleeing vehicle pulled over told of seeing two men using it as a shield to fire a dozen cops.

 

Andrew Kitzenburg told how the gunmen fired at a police SUV as it drove towards them at 1am.

The vehicle rolled to the side of the road, crashing into two cars in his drive. The two maniacs then hurled a bomb at the line of police as 200 rounds of ammo were exchanged.

 

Andrew said: “They lit it and threw it. It went 20 yards at most. The device did explode. One of the men ran towards the police officers and was tackled.”

 

Map

 

That was the older brother, who was taken to hospital dying from blast injuries and bullet wounds.

The younger one leapt into the SUV — and drove it at the police.

Andrew said: “The car went right through the cops — broke right through.”

Critically-wounded officer Richard Donahue, 33, was rushed to hospital as colleagues brought in robots to deal with backpacks left at the scene. Seven home-made explosives, including a pressure cooker bomb like the one used in the marathon attack, were found.

 

Cops fearing bombs could be triggered by mobiles screamed at newsmen at the scene: “Turn off your phones if you want to live.”

 

Video:

Police officer shot dead at Massachusetts uni

GUNFIRE and explosions reportedly heard in the hunt for killer of police officer in Boston

 

Meanwhile, an alleged autopsy photograph of bombing suspect Tamerlan, 26, was leaked today after he was fatally wounded in a firefight with police and then reportedly run over by his younger brother.

The victim arrived at Beth Israel Deconess Medical center around 1.20am in the early hours of yesterday morning following a violent exchange of gunfire with police.

One witness described how his younger brother Dzhokhar ran over Tamerlan’s body as he made his getaway in an SUV.

Upon arriving at the hospital, Tamerlan was unconscious and handcuffed. The alleged graphic picture of his body shows multiple gunshot wounds and a massive open gash that spans from the center of his chest to his back.

Another smaller gash is located right below the larger wound. His right shoulder and his face show signs of hemorrhaging.

 

SWAT officers in Boston

Garden … SWAT officers use roof of a shed as cover
Demotix / Splash News

 

Last night police fanned out from the suburb to search every home for the fugitive. An explosive trigger was said to have been found on his sibling’s body, fuelling fears he had rigged himself as a human bomb.

He was barely nine when he and his brother went to live in the US. They grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where their mum was said to be one of two people arrested.

Watertown police today told CNN that early indications suggest the Boston bomber suspects acted alone.

Dad Anzor now lives in Dagestan, southern Russia, where he was grilled by secret service agents.

President Vladimir Putin was kept updated — as was Barack Obama. Anzor insisted his sons were innocent — and told how they reassured him when he phoned after the marathon was bombed: “Everything is good, Papa.” Speaking in Dagestan the father begged his youngest: “Give up. Come home.”

Earlier the bombers’ uncle Ruslan Tsarni said: “Turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness.”

 

Ruslan Tsarni

Bombers’ uncle Ruslan Tsarni … ‘Turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness’

 

 

 

How pair fought to get away

THURSDAY 5.20pm local time: FBI release images of two suspects, now known to be Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

10.20pm: The pair are at a MIT campus store in Cambridge district as it is robbed and shoot dead cop Sean Collier as he sits in his cruiser.

10.30pm: Bombers carjack a Mercedes SUV and force driver to try three cashpoints in the area, drawing out $800 (£525).

11pm: Driver is released at a petrol station. Police chase the car towards Watertown district. Officer Richard Donahue is shot and taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Midnight: Huge gunfight around Laurel St and Dexter St in Watertown, with the bombers sheltering behind the SUV. Tamerlan Tsarnaev is repeatedly hit and detonates his suicide vest.

4.30am: Police quarantine Watertown and warn residents to stay in their homes.

8am: Authorities release name and pictures of the brothers. Entire city of Boston is “locked down” with all public transport halted. Flights to and from the city are suspended. At least 9,000 police are involved in the hunt.

Noon: Two Black Hawk military helicopters join the hunt in Watertown.

 

Video:

Boston bomber suspect caught alive

POLICE found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiding on a boat stored in a garden in the Watertown suburb of the city

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India: Doctors Find Bottle, Candle Inside 5-year-old Rape Victim

Doctors in India have found a candle and bottle inside the body of a five-year-old girl who was repeatedly molested earlier this week.

The girl, who went missing from her home in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar area on Monday (15 April), was found in a neighbour’s house who lived in the same building, owned by her parents.

The neighbour is believed to have molested the child repeatedly, mutilating her genitals in the process, and attempted to strangle her before her screams eventually alerted rescuers.

The doctor who examined the girl at a hospital has described her rape as “one of the worst” cases he has ever seen and says “as of now, her condition is critical”.

The girl has suffered major injuries to her genital region as well as superficial injuries to her lips, cheeks and chest. The girl’s neck also bears deep bruises, indicating an attempt at strangulation.

Describing the condition of the girl when she was brought into the hospital, the doctor said “she was scared, not fully conscious” adding that “foreign objects like a candle and oil bottle were found in her body.”

The victim is suffering from serious infection due to the foreign objects inserted into her body.

She has been kept in intensive care and doctors have told reporters the next 48 hours are crucial to her survival.

‘Police told us to be quiet’

The neighbour apparently kept the girl hostage for two days, locking her up in the room he rented from her parents.

She was finally rescued when her screams were heard on the evening of 17 April.

The suspect is still at large but detectives have kept his father in detention while a police manhunt continues.

According to the girl’s family, the police told them to keep quiet when notified of the girl’s disappearance. When she was found, they refused to file a report or order a physical examination – instead suggesting that the parents take the girl home to recover.

“She went out to play two days back when she was kidnapped. The man then locked her up in his room and molested her. I want justice from the government,” the girl’s mother said.

Following the incident, outraged protesters gathered outside the hospital where the girl had been admitted, and chanted slogans against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Diksh*t and Delhi Police.

They have demanded an immediate arrest of the accused and for the girl to be transferred to a better-equipped hospital.

I Didn’t Bomb Madalla Catholic Church–Kabir Sokoto

An alleged Boko Haram commander suspected of masterminding the December 25, 2011 bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Madalla, Niger State, Kabiru Sokoto, on Friday pleaded not guilty to an amended two-count terrorism charge brought against him by the Federal Government.

photo An alleged Boko Haram commander suspected of masterminding the December 25, 2011 bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Madalla, Niger State, Kabiru Sokoto, on Friday pleaded not guilty to an amended two-count terrorism charge brought against him by the Federal Government.

Sokoto, whose real name is Kabiru Umar, was arraigned amid tight security before an Abuja Federal High Court presided by Justice Ademola Adeniyi.

The arraignment was initially slated for March 20, 2013, but the absence of counsel for the accused person stalled the process.

On that day, the suspected Boko Haram chieftain had asked the court to give him time to get a lawyer.

When the matter resumed on Friday, a team of five lawyers, led by H. A. Ibrahim, appeared in court to defend Sokoto.

The other lawyers are Hassan Lukman, Yahaya Saidu, S. Okoh, and a human rights lawyer from Kaduna, Sadau Garba.

Sokoto’s wife and child were also present in court.

Speaking through a court interpreter, the alleged terrorist denied the two-count charge when it was read to him by the court clerk.

Apart from the charge that he had prior knowledge of the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church bombing, Sokoto was also accused of planning to bomb the headquarters of the Sokoto State Police Command as well as other government organisations in the state.

Count 1 reads, “That you, Kabiru Umar (alias Kabiru Sokoto) member of an illegal terrorist organisation known and called Boko Haram, between 2007 and 2012, at Masiwa, Sokoto State, did facilitate the commission of terrorist acts to wit: by planting and encouraging your boys (now at large) at Masiwa, Sokoto, in Sokoto State, with the intention to bomb the police headquarters Sokoto and some other government organisations in the state, and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15(2) of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act 2004, and punishable under the same Act.”

In count two, the SSS alleged that on or about December 25, 2011, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State, Sokoto had information about the bombing of the church and failed to disclose such to law enforcement officers as soon as possible, an offence contrary to section 7(1) of Terrorism and Prevention Act 2011, and punishable under section 33(1)(c) of the same Act.

After the accused person had taken his plea and denied the charge, the prosecuting counsel, Mrs. Chioma Onuegbu, asked for a date for trial.

She had earlier informed the court that about eight witnesses have been pencilled down to testify against Sokoto.

The suspect’s lead counsel rose to move an oral application, asking the court to grant Sokoto bail “in the most liberal terms.”

But the judge instructed Ibrahim that the rules of the FHC stipulated that such an application must be formal.

“If you propose to make any application, you must come formally and also serve the prosecution,” Justice Adeniyi said.

Ibrahim thereafter asked the court to transfer Sokoto from the custody of the State Security Service to prison custody.

He claimed that Sokoto’s lawyers were having challenges in getting access to him in the SSS detention facility.

“We need access to the accused person to enable us to prepare his defence,” Ibrahim added.

In a short ruling, Justice Adeniyi fixed May 2, 6 and 9, 2013, for trial.

He also ordered that Sokoto be remanded in prison custody until the trial date.