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Boyfriend kills his lover by pouring paint down her throat, battered her with iron, and burned her alive



A man has been sentenced to life in prison for torturing and killing his partner of 18-months.

Anthony Porter, 33, killed Andraya Lyons, 38, after a quarrel at her work Christmas party. When the party was over, he followed her home, and there he tortured her and burned her alive.

Friends at her work Christmas party had warned Andraya not to go back home with Porter following the row because of how arrogant and selfish he had been to her all through their relationship. He was especially aggressive when she told him it was over between them, to the extent that he had to be pulled off her.  But she chose to stay back at her home after she left the party, which held at a Marriott Hotel in Swindon, Wiltshire. Porter followed her home after texting his sister.

“Some of us are angels, some of us are demons, and tonight the demons won,” he wrote to his sister.

Once at Andraya’s home, Porter forced his way in and hit her over the head with an iron, stamped on her face and poured thick paint down her throat. He then proceeded to place gas canisters between her thighs and doused her with white spirit before setting her on fire while she was still alive. Neighbours later called firefighters when they smelled smoke. On arrival, Andraya’s charred body was discovered on the living room floor at around 5:30 a.m. on December 10 last year. They also found blood on the iron, porch, kitchen walls, and in the living room, and Porter’s footprint in the grey paint he had poured on his girlfriend.

It was discovered that after the violent attack, Porter made a hasty attempt to cover up his crime. When police arrived the house, they found that the batteries had been removed from the upstairs smoke alarm and attempts were made to cover the bloodstains with white paint and a roller. Porter left the murder scene at around 5 a.m. then confessed his crime to family members, telling his sister he “lost control and kept hitting her to her death”. He later visited his mother’s grave before handing himself over to police. Yesterday, he admitted murdering Ms Lyons, a mother of two sons, aged five and eight. He was jailed for life with a minimum of 17-and-a-half years.

Prosecuting, Colin Meeke, explained to the court what had transpired that fateful night and said that Andraya was supposed to go with her friends that night to avoid getting hurt by Porter but she had changed her mind and decided to stay home.
“Things got so bad that her friends arranged she would go home with them instead of going to her home address. As the taxi drove off he punched the taxi window and was overheard saying he would break into the house and torch it. The taxi took her to her home address so she could collect some personal belongings. She decided she would stay at the house and said he wouldn’t be a problem, it was alright.”
But 40 minutes later, at around 2 am, Porter arrived at the house and launched a drink and drug-fuelled ‘frenzied’ attack on her. For over three hours, neighbours said they heard five to six minutes of high-pitched screaming, a female voice shouting “let me out” and a “thudding sound about 15 times”.
A forensic examination of her body later concluded she suffered 45 separate injuries, including bruises and a cut to her cheek. She had burns on her breasts, stomach and legs and the “thick, granular” paint in her throat.  The cause of death was blunt force injury, paint inhalation and smoke inhalation.

At the sentencing, Judge Peter Blair QC told Porter he would be subject to the sentence “for the rest of your life” for the “dreadful” murder.
He said:

“She was entitled to feel safe and secure from you in her home but you broke in and you set about attacking her in a vicious way, using an iron and kicking and punching her. The assault started on the porch and went into the living room. It is clear this is a sustained assault. She was screaming for you to get out. It is clear you inflicted suffering on her, both mentally and physically.

Source: ( Linda Ikeji )

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If Nigeria Doesn’t Restructure, It Will Break Up – Gani Adams



If Nigeria Doesn’t Restructure, It Will Break Up - Gani Adams
If Nigeria Doesn’t Restructure, It Will Break up, Says Social Activist Gani Adams

Gani Adams

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland and leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Gani Adams has expressed that Nigeria is on a verge of a break up except there is a restructuring of the country.

Speaking to Arise TV on Sunday, Gani Adams stated that there is a need to get to the root cause of the problems that led to the #EndSARS protests by Nigerian youths.

According to Adams, the youths have sacrificed a lot to push positive change in Nigeria.

“After they were attacked by the military on Tuesday, a lot has happened,” Adams continued, explaining that the realisation that Nigeria’s constituent units are too dependent on the federal government for security hit hard, with the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu admitting he was not in charge of the situation.

Also Read: Fani-Kayode Condemns Video Asking Igbo Indigenes To Leave Yorubaland

“If we continue like this, the future of Nigeria is bleak,” he insisted. “That’s why I’ve clamoured for restructuring.”

Taling about the violence in different parts of Lagos in the past few days, Adams accused politicians of sponsoring the burning of the Orile police station in Lagos, stating that hoodlums attack across the state was carefully planned.

He stated that politicians orchestrated the violence so as to have an excuse to impose a 24-hour curfew in Lagos.

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End SARS Protest, A Wake-Up Call To Nigerian Elite: Okorocha



End SARS Protest, A Wake-Up Call To Nigerian Elite: Okorocha
End SARS Protest, A Wake-Up Call To Nigerian Elite: Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha

Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has expressed that the #EndSARS protest is not targeted at the police alone but also a wake-up call to Nigerian elites.

He expressed that the protest is also aimed at ending bad governance, poverty, and joblessness in the country.

The former Imo State Governor made this known on Saturday while speaking with journalists in Abuja.

He called on political office holders to sacrifices part of their salaries and allowances to help the youths.

The lawmaker further stated that their lifestyles of politicians provoke Nigerians and it’s time to wake-up to their responsibilities.

Also Read: El-Rufai Imposes 24-hour Curfew On Seven Communities In Kaduna

“What started a few days ago as a peaceful protest escalated into violent one with many souls lost and properties burnt.

“This situation is very unfortunate and highly regrettable one. I want to sympathize with those that have lost their loved ones due to the protests.

“However, I want to say that this is a wake-up call by the youths of this country to the leaders of this nation.

“It is also a proof that we the elite have been selfish in handling the affairs of this country. There has been a track record of unfair leadership for a long time.

“The End SARS protest is not just targeted at police but a disappointment over economic issues in a nation where we have joblessness and poverty for the youths.

“Today, we have millions of out of school children in the country, and this is another time bomb for tomorrow.

“The government and leaders must rise to their responsibilities to ensure that such future occurrences do not happen again.”

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#EndSARS: Enugu Govt Adjusts 24-Hour Curfew



#EndSARS: Enugu Govt Adjusts 24-Hour Curfew
#EndSARS: Enugu Govt Adjusts 24-Hour Curfew

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on the residents of the State.

Recall that the Governor had declared curfew in Enugu East, Enugu North, and Enugu South Local Government Areas of the state following an outbreak of violence in those areas.

However, following the return of relative calm and hardship being suffered by residents of the affected areas, the Governor adjusted the curfew.

Also Read: #ENDSARS: IGP Talks Tough, Says Enough Is Enough

This was announced in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh, on Saturday.

“In its place, a 13-hour curfew from 6 pm to 7 am daily, is imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, with effect from 6 pm on Sunday, 25th October 2020 until further notice.”

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