Saturday 10 August 2019

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Kills Himself In Manhattan Jail

Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his prison cell

Billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his cell at a prison in the US.

The disgraced financier committed suicide overnight in the cell where he was being held in federal custody at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in New York.

He was due to go on trial on federal sex trafficking charges in June next year.

Law enforcement officials confirmed the 66-year-old had taken his own life. The New York medical examiner's office in Manhattan also confirmed the financier's death. 

A stretcher carrying Epstein's body was taken out of the Metropolitan Correctional Centre at around 12.30pm UK time today, according to US reports.

Nigerian Policemen Feed Fat In Couple’s Messy Divorce, Seek To Manipulate UK Police

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A love story, which started in Nigeria between two lovers, leading to marriage, has degenerated into divorce, power play, blackmail, accusations, and counter-accusations.
Caught in the middle of this drama are the Metropolitan and Nigerian police.
While the Metropolitan police are presently looking at the merit of extraditing the man identified as Bankole, their Nigerian counterparts are lining their pockets.
It was learned that the Nigerian policemen, who are investigating the marital issue, have allegedly been extorting the estranged couple, Bankole, and his former wife, Eileen.

While the policemen allegedly collected money from the woman to ensure that her former lover was extradited from the UK, the policemen turned to Bankole demanding money to stop his extradition.
The policemen, who are pulling these strings, are attached to the Police Interpol Section, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

United Kingdom power outage: 'What went wrong?' - watchdog demands probe after homes, airports, trains and traffic lights hit by blackout

Energy infrastructure bosses today described a major blackout that left homes, airports, trains, and hospital in the dark as an "incredibly rare event."

The UK's energy watchdog has demanded an urgent report from National Grid after the major power cut stopped the electricity supply for almost one million people in England and Wales and caused major travel chaos yesterday.

More than 900,000 customers have had their power restored following blackouts late on Friday afternoon after what the National Grid Electricity System Operator said were issues with two generators.

Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr's World Heavyweight Rematch Has Been Confirmed For December 7.

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Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr's world heavyweight rematch has been confirmed for December 7.

Joshua's promoters, Matchroom Boxing, confirmed the details of the fight on Friday evening, with the bout to take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

The rematch will be the latest high-profile boxing event to be held in the country after Amir Khan's victory over Australian Billy Dib in July.

The Kingdom also hosted the World Boxing Super Series super-middleweight final between British pair Callum Smith and George Groves last year.

Friday 9 August 2019

Governor Akeredolu Driving Wole Soyinka (Photos)

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, who was in Ondo state for the 2019 Fagunwa Study Group International Conference, was personally driven and conducted round some projects of the present administration in Akure by the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN.

The Governor and other members of the state executive Council alongside Soyinka were at the 'A'Division/NEPA as well as the ongoing dualization of NEPA/Oluwatuyi roundabout.

The Nobel Laureate hailed Governor Akeredolu over the giant infrastructural strides of his administration in the state.

Giant Spider Catches A BAT In Its Web And Moves In For The Kill In Skin-Crawling Images From Texas Farm

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The disturbing moment that a giant spider caught a bat in its web and got ready to eat it has been caught in skin-crawling images from a Texas farm.

Annette Alaniz Guajardo of Poteet, Texas, was leaving home for work when she noticed the arachnid had caught a meal a little bigger than usual.

Tangled in the lengthy web was a bat that appeared to be nearly double the banana spider's size.

Arit Okpo Is New African Voices Host - CNN

Arit Okpo, a Nigerian journalist, has been announced by CNN as the new host of its talk show programme, African Voices. 

CNN publicized the appointment on Twitter on Thursday saying Okpo would usher in a new chapter of the program named ‘African Voices Changemakers’.

“Meet the new host of African Voices – Arit Okpo (@menoword). She will help usher in a new chapter of the program dubbed African Voices Changemakers. It starts tomorrow!” CNN said.

Man Raped 14-Year-Old At Knife Point In Ikorodu, Cleaned Her Blood With Cloth

 A 14-year-old girl, in Ikorodu area of Lagos, has narrated how she was forced at knifepoint by a man simply identified as Dolapo in a house at Fajemisi Kokoro Abu Street in Sabo, Ikorodu area of Lagos.

“I was coming from where I bought rice for my boss when the incident happened, I was heading back to the Saloon when Dolapo called me to come but I did not answer him because I don’t know him. He then crossed my path by a house that is at a corner on Fajemisi Kokoro Abu Street in Sabo, Ikorodu and pushed me. He lifted up his yellow top, brought out a knife and tied my mouth with a cloth. He pushed me on the floor, dragged me to a room and said if I move, he will kill me and run away.

Governor Nyesom Wike promises N30m reward for information that’ll lead to arrest of Bobrisky

Governor Nyesom Wike promises N30m reward for information that’ll lead to arrest of Bobrisky
Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State has promised to give N30 million to anyone who gives useful information that will lead to the arrest of those who killed a Director with the Rivers State Government during the Choba crisis as well as the capture of a notorious criminal called Bobrisky in Gokana Local Government Area.
Wike made the pledge on Thursday, August 8th when he handed over 40 Patrol Vans fitted with Communication Gadgets to Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), See 4 Eye, Police Anti-Kidnapping, Police Anti-Cultism, Federal Road Safety Corps and Eagle Crime at the Government House Port Harcourt.

Goodluck Jonathan, Abdulsalami, Others As Obasanjo Commissions Seriake Dickson Foundation (Pix)

Special guest of honor His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR), former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria today commissioned Henry Seriake Dickson Foundation Office and Library in Bayelsa.

In attendance were Goodluck Jonathan, Abdulsalami, Gov. Okowa, Dr. Chris Ngige, Prince Uche Secondus, Ben Bruce and others.

Thursday 8 August 2019

Man arrested after prostitute dies during marathon sex in Delta

A man has been arrested in Delta state after a prostitute died during overnight marathon sex in a hotel in Amukpe, Sapele.
According to reports, man and the prostitute had checked in after enjoying some drinks together, however, when they were about to checkout, this morning, the lady was discovered to have died and the man was promptly handed over to the police.

The case is currently being investigated by the Police to find out the actual cause of death and ensure justice is served.

America divided: Pro and anti-Trump protesters greet the first couple in both Dayton and El Paso, as the President's calls for unity fall on deaf ears

America divided: Pro and anti-Trump protesters greet the first couple at both Dayton and
President Donald Trump has wrapped up his visits to cities reeling from mass shootings that left 31 dead and dozens more wounded. He was greeted by protesters in both cities. Signs in Dayton and El Paso, top and bottom, pushed for stricter gun control in the wake of two mass shootings within 13 hours and the president was greeted by protesters with signs reading 'Dump Trump' and 'Racist Go Home'. 

In Dayton about 200 protesters set up a 'baby Trump' blimp balloon at the hospital, declaring 'You are why' and Trump didn't visit the area where 10 were killed Sunday and where many gathered, including supporters. He later headed to El Paso, Texas, where 22 people were killed at a Walmart store on Saturday. The presidential motorcade arrived there under tight security and officers toted long guns and riot gear. But there was also support for the president in both cities with warring groups pictured engaged in fierce debate. Some closely affected by the shooting said they were grateful for Trump's visit and didn't blame his speeches.

Governor Okowa Congratulates Alibaba On His Presidential Honour (PHOTOS)

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Wednesday congratulated comedian, Atunyota Akporobomerere, aka, Alibaba, on his Presidential Award of Excellence at the second National Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Awards.

News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the award ceremony was hosted by Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at the Banquet Hall, Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

Okowa’s felicitation was conveyed in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika in Asaba.

The governor described the comedian, popularly known as Alibaba, as a quintessential comedian whose contributions to the development of the entertainment industry in Nigeria would remain indelible.

Gun Violence: Amnesty International Warns Against Travelling To The US

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Amnesty International has issued a travel warning calling for possible travelers and visitors to the United States to exercise extreme caution when traveling throughout the country due to the rampant gun violence.

“Travelers to the United States should remain cautious that the country does not adequately protect people’s right to be safe, regardless of who they might be. People in the United States cannot reasonably expect to be free from harm – a guarantee of not being shot is impossible. Once again, it is chillingly clear that the U.S. government is unwilling to ensure protection against gun violence” said Ernest Coverson, campaign manager for the End Gun Violence Campaign at Amnesty International USA.

Nigerian Mother Cries Out Over Her Children Who Were Allegedly Poisoned To Death (photos)

Lady cries out after her kids were allegedly poisoned to death (photos)
A heartbroken Nigerian mother took to Facebook to cry out over the death of her two kids which she linked to “poisoning”.
Happiness Uyoriata Ewah prayed that God never forgives whoever poisoned her kids as she disclosed that one of them died in her arms.
She wrote;

Jealous husband storms NYC salon and stabs his wife to death before clutching her lifeless body in front of horrified staff

Iris Rodriguez, (pictured), is survived by two young sons, one who is eight and the other who is just a toddler
A husband allegedly stabbed his wife to death and then lay down and embraced her lifeless body at a Queens salon where she worked.  
The woman, 35, who was identified as Iris Rodriguez, was working inside the Tu S’tilo Salon and Spa on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens, at about 7 pm on Wednesday when her husband attacked her, police told the New York Daily News
She was reportedly stabbed multiple times in the chest as her stunned co-workers looked on in horror, police told the news outlet.

US Immigration ICE Agents Arrest 680 Undocumented Immigrants in Mississippi During Nationwide Raids (photos)

US Immigration agents arrest 680 undocumented immigrants in Mississippi during nationwide raids (See photos)
US immigration authorities have detained some 680 undocumented immigrants in what a federal prosecutor described as a record-setting operation.

US Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Mike Hurst told reporters the arrests took place at seven sites in six different cities in Mississippi on Wednesday. The raids, he said, are "believed to be the largest single-state immigration enforcement operation in our nation's history."
Officials declined to provide details about what sites had been targeted, citing what they said was an ongoing criminal investigation. CNN affiliates reported the raids at food-processing plants throughout the state.

A Secret US Government List Targeting Journalists And Activists Is Under More Expansive Investigation

US Border Patrol agents stand in front of a secondary fence in San Diego, looking across the border wall toward Mexico.

The US government's creation of a database that resulted in reporters, attorneys, and advocates being questioned at the border is under a more expansive investigation than previously reported.

An investigation into whether immigration officials had violated policies when they created the list was announced by Customs and Border Protection in March. But a July 15 letter to Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico from Jennifer Costello, the acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, said the agency is also investigating allegations of harassment faced by people on the database and whether CBP complied with US laws.

In the letter, Costello said a team of investigators, analysts, and attorneys are looking into the list, which was leaked to San Diego's NBC affiliate.

Nigerian Man Drowns, Weeks After Being Granted Asylum In Canada

A boat cruise in Canada’s Montreal went sour as a Nigerian man drowned on the outing with his friends.
The 25-year-old Nigerian man identified as Uchenna Stanley Nnaji drowned in Lac des Sables in the Laurentian community of Ste-Agathe-des-Monts on July 13, two weeks after being granted asylum.

Why We Killed Three Policemen On Covert Duty "Nigerians Army Revealed" (photos)

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday offered an explanation for the killing of three policemen on covert duties in Taraba State by its personnel.

The explanation was offered in a statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sagir Musa.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Deputy Commissioner of Police Frank Mba, had earlier in the day said three operatives in the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, headed by DCP Abba Kyari, were killed by the soldiers in Taraba State despite identifying themselves as being on covert operation to arrest one Alhaji Hamisu, a suspected kidnapper.
Hamisu was said to have been involved in several crimes, collecting N100 million as ransom during one of such operations.

Nigerian Soldiers Kill Three Police Officers, Injure Others

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The police on Wednesday announced the killing of three officers and severe injuries on other personnel after Nigerian soldiers opened fire on a police team in Taraba.

The incident occurred along Ibi-Jalingo Road, police said. The officers were of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

Felix Adolije, an assistant police superintendent, led the officers to the state to arrest a suspected kidnap kingpin whom the police identified as ‘Alhaji Hamisu.’

The police officers “came under sudden attack and serious shooting by soldiers of the Nigerian Army,” police spokesperson, Frank Mba, said in a statement.

How Amnesty International Demanded Release Of Buhari, Tinubu, Keyamo Others

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Documents have surfaced on how global rights group, Amnesty International, wrote letters to military dictators and high-handed Presidents demanding the release of several persons who are now key members of today’ s government.

Some of the personalities who AI intervened on their behalf include President Muhammadu Buhari, All Progressives Congress stalwart, Bola Tinubu; a minister-designate, Festus Keyamo; and a former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba.

Others include Buhari’s Political Adviser, Senator Babafemi Ojudu; Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria, Bayo Onanuga; and several others.

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Disgraced former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya is struck off as a solicitor for lying to avoid a speeding conviction

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Disgraced former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya was struck off as a solicitor today and accused of failing the public after being jailed for lying to avoid a speeding conviction.

The ex-lawyer was clocked doing 41mph in a 30mph zone on The Causeway in Thorney, Cambridgeshire, shortly after 10pm on 24 July 2017 - but told police she was not behind the wheel.

She was jailed for three months following an Old Bailey trial, for perverting the course of justice, losing her parliamentary seat shortly afterwards.

The remorseless former MP, who arrived for the hearing with her mother Paulina, told a disciplinary tribunal today she is innocent - but was still struck off the roll of solicitors.

Monday 5 August 2019

Jilted Boyfriend Chased Nanny Down Block Before Fatally Stabbing Her Cops

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A Maplewood nanny broke up with her boyfriend hours before he fatally stabbed her boss and then chased her down a street in the leafy New Jersey town and killed her in front of a neighbor’s house, authorities said Monday.
Suspect Joseph Porter — who is accused of killing au pair Karen Bermundez-Rodriguez and her employer, Manhattan comedy club boss David Kimowitz — then tried to flee to Cancun, Mexico, with money from his mom, according to court documents and law enforcement sources.

Brazilian Gang Leader Dressed Up As His Daughter In Failed Prison Escape

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A Brazilian gang leader tried to escape a high-security prison by dressing up as his teenage daughter — even planning to leave her behind in jail, according to authorities.
Clauvino da Silva, 42, pretended to be a 19-year-old girl Saturday to walk out of the front door of Rio’s Gericinó prison, with smooth skin, long black hair and a cute pink T-shirt with doughnuts and love hearts.
The convicted drug dealer’s amazing get-up was so convincing prison staff only stopped him at the end of visiting time because he started acting too nervously, according to authorities.

'Revolution Now' Protester Arrested In Lagos (Photos+Video)

Scores of protesters under the guise of #RevolutionIsNow were Monday teargas by officers of Nigerian Police and sister agencies, dispersing them from the National Stadium, Surulele, Lagos State. 

It was gathered that no fewer than 10 persons have been arrested.

Man Bets His Wife After Running Out Of Money While Gambling Before Allowing A Friend And A Relative To Gang-Rape Her When He Loses His Stake

The woman claimed that when she returned home with her husband she was raped again by his friend and relative (file picture)
An Indian man bet his wife after running out of money while gambling before allowing a friend and a relative to gang-rape her when he lost his stake, it has been claimed.  

The woman, whose name is not known, lived near to the Zafarabad police station in the Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

She claimed that her husband had been drinking at the time and that his friend Arun and relative Anil would come to their home often, reports NDTV. 

Local reports said that after the gang-rape the woman went to her uncle's house. It is not known when the alleged crime took place.
However, the husband followed her to the new address and admitted he had made a mistake by betting her. 

'The President Regularly Inspires Killers. He Is Part Of The Problem': John Legend And Rihanna Both Vent Online At Donald Trump's Response To The Double Mass Shooting In El Paso and Dayton

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Grammy Award-winner John Legend hammered Donald Trump's 'racist' rhetoric on Twitter once again on Sunday, saying, among other things, that the president is partly to blame for the nation's two latest mass shootings. 
The singer condemned Trump's language and policies in the wake of the deadly massacres in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
'The President regularly inspires killers. He is part of the problem,' Legend tweeted Sunday morning. 
'When we condemn the racist venom coming from the President's mouth and point out the bigotry of his policies, it's not an academic question, it's not a political game, it's about life and death.'

Sunday 4 August 2019

Prince Harry thanks 'amazing wife' Meghan for 'joining me on this adventure' in sweet message to mark her 38th birthday, signing it 'Love, H' - as Kate and William also pay tribute to the Duchess

Prince Harry posts sweet message to mark Meghan Markle's 38th birthday
Prince Harry led the tributes as friends and family of Meghan Markle shared their best wishes with the Duchess of Sussex as she celebrates her 38th birthday today. 
Harry, 34, took to social media on Sunday to thank Meghan for 'joining him on this adventure', calling her his 'amazing wife'. 
Posting a picture of Meghan in Tonga from their first international tour together in October, he wrote: ‘Happy Birthday to my amazing wife. Thank you for joining me on this adventure! - Love, H.' 

Prostitute Fights Mopol Officer Who Refused To Pay Her In Lekki (Photos)

A Mopol officer has been disgraced in Lekki after he refused to pay Olosho he took home complete money.Mikky who shared the news wrote...

Democrats BLAME Donald Trump for recent mass shootings, as 2020 primary candidates call the president a 'racist' who is encouraging 'white nationalist terrorism'

Beto O'Rourke said Sunday morning that Donald Trump is a 'white nationalist' and 'racist' that is emboldening act of 'white nationalist terrorism'
Several 2020 Democratic candidates are blaming two-weekend mass shootings on President Donald Trump's rhetoric.
Beto O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman, said Trump is a white nationalist and claimed he is responsible for the influx in mass shootings and violence in America.
When the 2020 candidate was asked Sunday morning by CNN's Jake Tapper if he believed Trump is a white nationalist, O'Rourke said, 'Yes, I do.'
This was echoing something longshot, 2020 contender, Jay Inslee said during the debates in Detroit, Michigan last week, which was just a few days before the massacres, when he called Trump a 'white nationalist.'
'We have a problem with white nationalist terrorism in the United States of America today,' the former Texas representative from El Paso said.

Sister of Ohio gunman and her boyfriend are found shot dead in a car just hours after the 24-year-old opened fire in a crowded US bar killing nine and injuring 27 within ONE MINUTE

Sister of Dayton gunman and her boyfriend are found shot dead her brother opened fire on

The sister of the Ohio gunman and her boyfriend have been found shot dead in a car just hours after the 24-year-old opened fire in a crowded bar, killing nine and injuring 27 others in less than a minute.
Dayton authorities identified the gunman as Connor Betts, who was wearing body armor when he gunned down patrons at the Ned Peppers Bar in the Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio, around 1am on Sunday.
Officers arrived to the scene immediately, and were able to 'put an end to it quickly', Lt Col Matt Carper said at a press conference.
Betts, of Bellbrook, was identified as the suspect around noon. He was shot to death by responding officers.
Because officers were in the area when the shooting started, they killed Betts in 'less than a minute,' authorities said. 
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said during a Sunday morning press conference that had police not responded so quickly, 'hundreds of people in the Oregon District could be dead today'.
Whaley said Betts was carrying a .223-caliber rifle and had additional high-capacity magazines with him. Betts opened fire on the bar from the street.
Police say Betts killed his sister, Megan, 22, and her boyfriend. They were found shot dead in a vehicle near the bar. 

PICTURED: Hero Mother, 25, Who Died Shielding Her Two-Month-Old Son From Walmart Shooting Rampage In El Paso

Hero mom, 25, died shielding her two-month-old son from Walmart shooting rampage in El
A hero mother killed while shielding her two-month-old son from gunfire has been identified as one of the 20 victims of Saturday's shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. 

Jordan Anchondo, 25, was shopping for back-to-school supplies when a gunman stormed into the store and opened fire with an AK-47 rifle on Saturday afternoon, her heartbroken sister has revealed.   

Leta Jamrowski said her sister fell on top of the infant as she was shot. Anchondo was killed and the boy is being treated in hospital. 

Tekno Responsible For Conveying Unclad Girls In A Transparent Truck In Lekki

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Apparently, a video is making rounds on social media of some ladies seen twerking and dancing for a man in a moving truck last night on the streets of Lagos.

The video caused a stir in the early hours of today after Instablog9ja posted the video on Instagram.

However, a fact check was carried out by Tunde Ednut about the video and it came out that Tekno was responsible for the act.

Doctors HALT The Menopause: Revolutionary 30-minute Procedure Delays The Process By 20 Years And Tricks The Body Clock With Ovary Tissue Implant into Armpit

Doctors halt the menopause: Revolutionary procedure delays the process by 20 years

Women can delay the menopause by up to 20 years with a new 30-minute operation that tricks their biological clocks into thinking they are much younger than they are.

The revolutionary procedure is set to transform the lives of thousands of women who suffer severe side effects of the menopause, such as osteoporosis and heart problems.

For millions more, the appeal of delaying the menopause would be a reduction of often debilitating physical and emotional problems such as hot flushes, a reduced sex drive, night sweats and mood swings.

The surgical procedure, devised by the fertility expert who pioneered IVF, sees tissue from the ovaries, thawed, and then transplanted back into the armpit. 

PICTURED: Walmart Gunman Patrick Crusius, 21, Who Went On 20-Minute Shooting Spree With An AK-47 in El Paso, Killing At Least 20 And Wounding 26, Before Surrendering to SWAT Team

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A gunman opened fire and killed ‘multiple’ people who were doing their Saturday shopping at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, said Mayor Dee Margo. At least 22 people have been rushed to hospital and it is believed 40 have been injured, including a four-month-old baby, according to CBS News Their injuries are believed to range from non-life-threatening to severe, while at least 19 have reportedly died, added the US news site.

Gunman Open Fire In Texas Walmart, Killed Over 20

At least 18 people have been shot inside a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas on Saturday. Texas officials said the suspected gunman, a 21-year-old male, is in custody. An official in the El Paso mayor's office told the media that there were multiple fatalities, though she would not say how many fatalities there were. Video posted on social media shows panicked shoppers running for cover inside the mall during the shooting on Saturday. The image on the far left shows one shopper being escorted by a police officer. She is seen with blood stains on her clothing. Social media users say a manifesto circulated by the alleged shooter has been posted on extremist web sites.

He then walked through the front door in a calm and confident state, as if he was 'on a mission', a witness said.