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Lekan Shonde Sentenced to Death for Killing Wife

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Lagos State High Court on Friday sentenced Lekan Shonde to death by hanging for killing his wife, Ronke Shonde.

51-year-old Lekan, a depot worker in the Apapa area of Lagos State, was found guilty of the murder of his wife for allegedly beating her to death in 2016.

He was alleged to have locked the door on the corpse and their two children before the incident was discovered by a housekeeper and later reported to the police.

Lekan denied beating his wife’s death. According to report, he was always in the habit of beating her at every slight provocation. He also accused her of constantly cheating on him and refusing to cook for him. He added that she was cheating on him with one Kayode, the general manager of a publishing company, and they had an argument about it the night before, but he claimed he didn’t beat her to death.

Delivering the judgement on Friday, Justice Josephine Oyefeso sentenced Lekan to death based on the conviction that he killed his wife, despite his insistence that he only slapped her.

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Japanese Cargo Ship Reportedly Hit by a Russian Missile Off the Coast of Ukraine

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A cargo ship owned by a Japanese firm has been reportedly hit by a missile off the coast of Ukraine in the Black Sea on Friday, injuring one crew member.

According to Japan Times, the cargo ship Namura Queen was damaged and one of the 20 Filipino crew sustained a nonlife threatening injury.

The ship can operate under its own steam and has headed to Turkey, where the damage to the vessel will be assessed, the report said. Ukraine authorities said the missile was fired by Russian forces, following their military invasion of Ukraine earlier this week.

Also a Moldovan-flagged chemical tanker was hit as reported by Reuters.

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Patriotism: Two Ukrainian Kids Seen Paying Respect To The Troop [PHOTO]

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This emotional and patriotic photo was shared on social media. It captured two Ukrainian kids paying their respect to Ukrainian troops heading to the war front.

True patriotism!

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Russia Attacks Ukraine, Citizens Asked To Pick Up Arms And Fight

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched a military operation in Ukraine, with explosions heard across the country. Weeks of intense diplomacy and the imposition of Western sanctions on Russia failed to deter Putin, who had massed between over  150,000 troops along the borders of Ukraine.

Putin said he had authorised military action to defend itself against what he said were threats emanating from Ukraine.

Ukrainian military has said that they’ve shot down six Russian jets and helicopters in the eastern region, as Russian troops moved into the neighbouring country’s territories. Aircraft and an aggressor helicopter were shot down near the area of the Joint Forces.

The command also said that Ukraine’s military units are keeping their positions as “the enemy suffers losses.”

Ukranian Defense Minister has asked anyone who is ready and able to hold a weapon can join the Territorial Defense Force.

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