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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Damilola Taylor’s killer jailed again for four years after running over a police woman

Ricky Preddie, one of the killers of 10-year-old Damilola Taylor has been jailed for four years after driving into a female police officer.

Damilola, 10, was on his way home from a south London library on 27 November 2000 when he was stabbed with a broken beer bottle. He had only been in Britain for three months when he was killed after moving with his family from Nigeria.

Ricky Preddie was 13 and his brother Danny, 12, when they killed the young boy and left him to die alone in a concrete stairwell in Peckham. The pair were sentenced to eight years for Damilola's manslaughter in 2006.

Ricky Preddie, 32, also known as Ricky Johnson, has been jailed again after pleading guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, failing to stop, and driving without insurance at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday.

In a statement, Scotland Yard said he was sentenced to four years imprisonment and banned from driving for 12 years, which will start when he is released from jail.

Preddie was driving an Alfa Romeo in Wembley, north London, when police tried to stop his car on the afternoon of November 6 last year. He stopped the car but reversed before crashing into a police vehicle, causing injuries to a female police officer who was getting out.

According to Metro UK, Preddie drove away from the scene but his car was found nearby shortly after, leading to his arrest on November 12.

Detective Superintendent Ray Keating said: ‘In escaping from officers who had pulled him over, Johnson’s driving was extremely reckless and resulted in an officer being seriously injured.

‘He then drove off from the scene, callously leaving the officer needing urgent medical attention. ‘The officer has since returned to full duties, and I would like to commend her courage and strength since the incident. ‘While she has recovered physically, the incident has taken an emotional and psychological toll. Sadly, officers are injured whilst protecting the public far too often.’

Photos from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's nephew, Laolu's wedding

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's nephew, Laolu Osinbajo tied the nuptial knots with his heartthrob Sekemi Braithwaite on Saturday February 22.

The couple already held their traditional wedding on Thursday, February 20. Their white wedding ceremony was attended by their friends, family and loved ones including the Vice President.

Laolu's cousin, Kiki Osinbajo who shared a photo from the wedding ceremony wrote;

Gained a sister today! So happy for you @laoluosinbajo she is everything you ever said You wanted in a wife. Although im going to miss you at home, stressing me out!!!!!! Love you both & God bless your home

Man dies in the middle of Jumat prayer at Sokoto Mosque

A 71-year-old man identified as Malam Ahmad Abdullahi died at Sultan Bello Mosque in Sokoto on Friday February 21, while observing the weekly Juma’at prayers along with other worshippers.

Abdullahi who went to a nearby shop to buy a blade to shave in preparation for the Juma’at prayers, prostrated to observe the second raka’at but he never got up to continue the rite.

The deceased who is survived by a wife and three children reportedly paid a condolence visit to his relatives at Filin Magaji area in Gidadawa community, few hours before his death.

Recounting her husband's last moment, Mallama Halima who was married to Abdullahi for 34 years said;

“He went to the mosque in the company of our grandchild, and that was my last interaction with him.

“A few moments after the Juma’at prayer, I heard some noise nearby and people struggling with something heavy. I was asked to go into the inner room and give them some privacy.

“I remained standing. People came in with his dead body and started asking me to leave everything to Allah. They said it was the will of Allah that he would die in such manner. I collapsed immediately.

“For the 34 years we spent together, we never quarrelled, even for a day. He meant everything to me.”

She also revealed that she woke up feeling sick and restless the day her husband died. Halima added;

“I woke up feeling feverish and couldn’t do anything. So I reclined in the bed and was wondering what could be wrong with me that day."

Police confirm the death of Nigerian footballer Tiyamu Kazeem, orders arrest of officer involved in his demise

The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the death of Nigerian footballer, Tiyamiyu 'Kaka' Kazeem, who was allegedly killed by a policeman from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) on Saturday afternoon.

Kazeem, who was the assistant captain and defender of Remo Stars Football Club was reportedly on his way to Sagamu from Abeokuta with one of his teammates when they ran into SARS operatives who labelled Kazeem as a 'yahoo boy.'

Despite presenting his identity (ID) card to identify himself as a player of Remo Stars FC, his club said in a statement that the officers insisted on taking them to a nearby station. While on their way, one of the officers allegedly pushed Tiyamiyu to a moving vehicle, leading to his death.

Confirming the incident, Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi provided a contradicting statement, saying Kazeem was knocked down by a moving vehicle while trying to escape from Police.

He also disclosed that Kazeem’s arrest was ordered after he was suspected to be wearing a military outfit.

According to the Public Relations Officer, the Ogun State Police commissioner has ordered the immediate arrest of the officer involved in the footballer's death.

Read the full statement below.

“A Police Inspector attached to Zonal Intervention Squad Obada-Oko in Abeokuta said to have received information about the deceased that he always put on military apparel knowing fully well that he is not a military personnel.

“Based on the information, the Inspector went to Shagamu and saw the deceased putting on a military cap consequent upon which he got him arrested.

“On the way to Abeokuta, the vehicle they were traveling with developed a mechanical fault and while the officer was trying to rectify the fault, the arrested person jumped down from the vehicle to escape.

“In his bid to run across the road, an oncoming vehicle which is on high speed knocked him down and he died on the spot.”

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Police Command, has ordered the immediate arrest of the officer for his unprofessional act of leaving an arrested person alone in the vehicle.

“A full-scale investigation into the case has commenced by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.”

Tyson Fury stops Deontay Wilder in brutal seventh-round KO to win WBC heavyweight championship (photos/videos)

Tyson Fury has become the WBC heavyweight champion of the world, defeating Deontay Wilder in the 7th round in the Heavyweight championship clash on Sunday morning Feb 23rd at MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas

Fury who came in as the challenger, surpassed the odds, by getting a technical knockout over Deontay Wilder.

In the third round, Fury knocked out Wilder, making the American fall down to the canvas, his second time of touching the canvas in his career.

In the last round (seventh), Fury smashed Wilder in the face with a straight right, and Wilder was trapped in the corner, causing his people to throw in the towel after noticing that he had a bloody cut on his mouth and blood dripping out of his ears. The referee immediately called off the match, granting Fury the much coveted WBC heavyweight crown, and Wilder's first loss of his career.

After the match, Wilder said:

“I’m doing good. Things like this happen. The best man won tonight, but my corner threw in the towel and I was ready to go out on my shield. I had a lot of things going on heading into this fight. It is what it is, but I make no excuses tonight. I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield. I’m a warrior. He had a great performance and we will be back stronger.

“Even the greatest have lost and came back, that is just part of it. You just take it for what it is. I can make no excuses tonight. I had a lot of complications. But we’ll come back stronger next time around. This is what big-time boxing is all about, the best must fight the best. I appreciate all the fans that came out and supported the show, and I hope that everyone gets home safely.”

Tyson Fury, the new champion, said

“A big shout out to Deontay Wilder. He came here tonight and he manned up and he really did show the heart of a champion. I hit him with a clean right that dropped him and he got back up. He is a warrior. He will be back. He will be champion again.

“But I will say, the king has returned to the top of the throne!”

Fury now has the WBC , lineal and Ring Magazine belts. Congrats to him!!

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Twitter users react after Kelechi Iheanacho is ''hit'' by goalkeeper in Man City's win over Leicester (photos/video)

Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho was wiped out by Manchester City goalkeeper, Ederson, five minutes before half-time in Leicester’s 1-0 defeat on Saturday, after he collided with the Brazilian as they both competed for the ball.

Iheanacho while trying to head home James Maddison’s pass, got hit in the face by goalkeeper Ederson, who was trying to reach the ball first. Leicester appealed for a penalty, but only a corner was given, and while Iheanacho continued after treatment, he was substituted at the break on the advice of the club medical staff.

No penalty or red card was given and now some football fans on Twitter have come out to blast referee Paul Tierney and Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for not sending off Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, after the ''reckless challenge,'' with one user comparing Ederson's punch to that of heavyweight boxers Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

Watch the video and see Tweets below.

Ederson on Iheanacho.

Absolutely ridiculous that this isn’t a foul and a red card.

Never understood why we send off field players for dangerous late challenges but goalkeepers are immune— Henry Bushnell (@HenryBushnell) February 22, 2020

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