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Nigerian gunmen kidnap British man in Lagos

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Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped a British man in Nigeria after shooting the driver of the vehicle he was in. The attack in Lagos happened on Tuesday evening soon after the four wheel drive left the international airport, where the man had just arrived, Reuters said, attributing the information to two security sources.

The Nigerian driver survived the attack, they said. The British high commission said it was “working closely with others to secure the release of the hostage”.

The son of a state legislator and four Chinese nationals in two different states have all been reported kidnapped this month. Some cases are not reported because of fears for hostages’ safety. Most are released after ransoms have been paid, though people have been injured and killed if they resist.


Sugar Minott’s son gets bail extension

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Sugar Minott & Winston Jarrett
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A mentally ill man, who is the son of reggae singer and producer Sugar Minott, charged with assaulting his brother had his bail extended until August 30 in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate‘s Court on Tuesday.

The defendant, who was bounded over in the custody of his mother on his initial court appearance, was not present on the day, but his mother and brother, who is also the complainant, appeared in his absence.

Charged with assault occasioning bodily harm is Andrew Minott.

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The court heard that on the day of the incident, Minott, who was previously a patient of the Bellevue Hospital, was involved in a dispute with the complainant. The complainant was at home when Minott went into the studio and started pulling a table from the room. The complainant tried to stop him but Minott flared up and punched him in the face and started kicking him all over his body.

Minott’s brother told Senior Resident Magistrate (RM) Judith Pusey that the accused had been “terrorising” him for a while. Minott responded to his brother by telling him that he should stop carrying down the family name.

The RM asked Minott if he had been taking his medication, to which he responded in the affirmative. She then told him that he could not reside at the house as he was a problem, however, he told the RM that his father had bought all the equipment there and that his brother should not bother him.

Pusey then bounded him over in the custody of his mother and told her that he was not to return to the house where the studio was located.

Minott did not agree and told the RM that she would have to look after him as she was preventing him from earning money. He also told her that he had expensive tastes, dining on Chinese cuisine, among other delicacies.

Accused British men charged for drugs

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Two British men accused of having drugs as they tried to board a flight at the Sangster International Airport on Tuesday have been charged by the St James police.

Darren Taitow, 27, and Anthony Mills, 49, have been charged with possession of, dealing in and taking steps to export ganja.

It is reported that Taitow, a carpenter, was about to board a flight to London when officers searched his luggage and found marijuana weighing nine kilos.

Mills, an engineer, also from London, was reportedly caught trying to board the same flight with five kilos of marijuana in one of his suitcases, police reports say.

They are to appear in The Montego Bay Resident Magistrate‘s Court on Monday.

Five-year-old boy shot two-year-old sister with kids’ gun

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A five-year-old boy who shot dead his two-year-old sister in the US state of Kentucky used a gun marketed for children, authorities have said.

Kristian Sparks was given the .22-calibre rifle, called a Crickett, as a gift.

The Cumberland County coroner said a bullet had been left in the gun ahead of Tuesday’s shooting.

Caroline’s death has been ruled accidental, and it is not clear whether any charges will be filed.

She was shot in the chest as Kristian’s mother went outside to feed their dogs, authorities said. The gun was apparently stored in a corner of the family’s mobile home.

Officials and residents in the rural Kentucky county said it was common for children to begin shooting guns at a young age.

“It’s a normal way of life, and it’s not just rural Kentucky, it’s rural America – hunting and shooting and sport fishing,” said Cumberland County Judge John Phelps.

“There’s probably not a household in this county that doesn’t have a gun.”

Kristian’s rifle was manufactured by Keystone Sporting Arms, which has a “kid’s corner” on its website featuring images of children at shooting ranges and on bird and deer hunts.

The guns are sold in pink, blue and other colours and designs.

The 17-year-old company states its mission is to nurture gun safety among young shooters and displays testimonials from parents who say they are grateful to be able to go shooting with their children.

In the last three days at least three young boys have shot their sisters in the US, says Daily Kos writer David Waldman, who tracks accidental shootings.

In addition the Sparks case, a five-year-old girl was shot and killed by her eight-year-old brother in western Alaska on Tuesday, while a seven-year-old boy shot his sister, nine, in the leg in Auburn, Washington on Thursday.

Kentucky state lawmaker Robert Damron, a Democrat, said: “Why single out firearms? Why not talk about all the other things that endanger children, too?”

Hubby beats wife for scolding child

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A promoter and construction worker who beat his common-law wife with a belt she had been using to reprimand their child, was remanded until May 8 in The Corporate Area Resident Magistrate‘s Court on Tuesday.

Oral Gayle is charged with assault occasioning bodily harm after he beat the woman with the belt.

He explained to Resident Magistrate Lorna Shelly Williams that he acted instinctively when he took the belt from the woman she had been using to punish their child and used it on her.

He said that he warned her on several occasions not to scold the child in that manner and she neglected his request so hereacted on the day of the incident.

Gayle had his requests for bail denied even though he pleaded with the RM for his release citing sleep deprivation and his children dependence on him.

“I’m responsible for my household your honour so I’m asking for bail,” he said. “I’ve not been sleeping since I’ve been incarcerated your honour.”

A psychiatric evaluation was also ordered for Gayle.

INDECOM, police probe shooting of teen

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The Police Area One Division and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) yesterday launched separate probes into the shooting of a 16-year-old student allegedly by a plain clothes policeman in the second city a week ago.
“We can’t confirm who carried out the shooting. At one point we heard that it was a security guard. Then, today (yesterday) we heard that it was a policeman, so we have launched a probe to really find out who is responsible for the shooting of the young man,” Commander of the Area One Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Devon Watkis, told the Jamaica Observer last evening.
“So we will be looking on all the allegations that are on the table,” the ACP stressed, adding that “if we confirm that it is a policeman who is responsible then the necessary actions, including the involvement of INDECOM, will be taken.”
Reports are that the student, Doni Malcolm, of a Paradise Rowe address in Montego Bay, was among a group of boys who were on their way from the Dump Up Beach in the resort city last Saturday, when they were attacked by a man, after the group reportedly labelled him as a homosexual.
It is further reported that the boys retaliated by chasing the man with stones.
Three men said to be dressed in plain clothes, and who reportedly witnessed the incident, instructed the teenagers to desist from chasing the man, but they persisted. Shortly afterwards, one of the men allegedly pulled a firearm and fired at the youngsters.
One of the bullets reportedly pierced Malcolm’s back and exited through his chest.
The teenager was taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was admitted in a serious but stable condition.
Yesterday, several placard-bearing residents of Paradise Rowe staged a peaceful demonstration in their community, calling for a speedy investigation into the matter.
“We want justice, up to now we have not heard a word from the police and we have reported the incident to them from several days ago,” said Annette Morgan, the wounded boy’s mother.
Morgan added that she has since reported the matter to INDECOM. INDECOM’s Senior Investigator Carol Pusey confirmed yesterday that the matter had been reported to his office.
“The parent came in on Tuesday and made a report, however, we are yet to confirm if it was a police who was involved in the incident,” said Pusey.
“Not too long ago I instructed my investigator to go and check with the police authority because they did not report the incident to us. It was the mother who came in, and so we have to check the police side, so right now we don’t know how authentic the whole thing is,” he explained.
He added that the investigator was also instructed to go to the Freeport Police Station to check on diary entries and to interview persons who were allegedly involved”.