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Black Baltimore man falsely accused of murder released after spending 13 years in prison

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A black man, Lamar Johnson from Baltimore that was falsely accused of murder 13 years ago is freed after investigation revealed that he was innocent.

In 2005, Lamar 34-years-old was arrested of first degree murder of one Carlos Sawyer, 31, who was gunned down in East Baltimore in 2004. But even after being sentenced to life, lawyers say Johnson always claimed his innocence and never changed his story. CBR reports.

After examining Lamar’s case it was revealed that Lamar was not the shooter as this was confirmed by three witnesses from an investigation by Investigation officers from the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project .

“First I want to thank God for blessing me with my freedom, then I want to thank my mother for always having my back and believing in my innocence,” Johnson said after being released. “Then I would like to thank the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project for believing in my innocence and taking my case.”   – Lamar

After reviewing the new evidence, prosecutors with Baltimore’s Conviction Integrity Unit realized the mistake that had been made when the police followed a lead an hour after the shooting. The police followed a nickname of a person and misidentified Lamar as the shooter.

“My heart breaks for the family of Carlos Sawyer. They now must face the unsettling reality that Carlos’ attacker has not been brought to justice,” “On behalf of the criminal justice system, I’d like to apologize to Mr. Lamar Johnson and his family.” –  State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said.

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Woman arrested for scamming church in Ogun state of N100m

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A 39-year old woman, Iwuagwu Onyinyechi, has been apprehended by the Ogun police command after she defrauded a Christian church the sum of N100m, under the disguise of assisting the church to raise fund for her charity programme. Onyinyechi was able to defraud the church with forged documents three good times.

The police command in a statement read by its spokesman on Sunday Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Onyinyechi’s arrest followed a complain filed by a lawyer of the church, Godswill Ojakovo, to the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, in which he said that his client, the church, was defrauded by Onyinyechi through an act of forgery.

According to the spokesman, Oyeyemi, the suspect claimed to have obtained a Local Purchase Order (LPO) from a property company and pleaded to the church to help fund the LPO, after which a sum of N33.118m was successfully transferred into to her bank account.

Woman arrested for scamming church in Ogun state of N100m

While the church was awaiting the repayment of the loan, Onyinyechi came with another two LPOs she claimed she got from a Catholic Hospital, Iju and a private school in Ikorodu, Lagos State. Another sum of N77m was given to her, after convincing the church with relevant documents and proofs to back her claims.

But as soon as Onyinyechi got the last payment in September 2018, she went loose and this prompted the church to make discreet inquiries about the LPOs she submitted and found out that they were forged.

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Tanzania woman attacked by her husband for refusing to give him anal sex

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A married woman from Kijichi Mkoa, Western Zanzibar in Tanzania is left with deep cuts on her face after a fight with her husband whom she refused to give anal sex.

The victim says her husband been making moves to get his demands but she has been refusing only because Islam does not support anal sex. The victim says her partner says she is being “naive” on matters with sex.

Tanzania woman attacked by her husband for refusing to give him anal sex

“He began demanding anal sex from me three months after our wedding. I told him: ‘no’; straight away! He, however, kept on urging me to give in to his demands. Even when I was seven months pregnant, he still wanted to have anal sex with me. I stood my ground, nonetheless,”-  the victim told Tanzania’s Mwananchi Newspaper .

The lady revealed that her husband was rejected by two women because he asked them of the same act. The accused, denied his wife’s claims, saying the fight between them broke out after his in-laws (wife relatives) demanded a lot of money as dowry from him.

According to him, his wife’s family mocks him for being “broke”.

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