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US Influencer Faces Dubai Jail Term For Screaming

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A social media influencer, Tierra Young Allen, has been detained in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (The U.A.E.), for over two months after being charged with “the crime” of screaming and is now facing jail time.

Issues began in April, after Young, 29, got into an altercation with a rental company. Young and a friend had been involved in an accident with a vehicle from the company.

Young had returned to the company to pick up some of her valuables but was slammed with a bill she never saw coming. In no time, an argument began, which eventually ended with Young screaming, immediately violating one of the country’s laws on noise in public spaces.

Tina Baxter, Young’s mom in an interview with Fox 26, recounting her child’s ordeal disclosed that her daughter could now be facing prison time for the crime.

“It’s very scary,” says Baxter, who explained how things took a different turn when her daughter went to the rental car company to retrieve her ID and credit card amongst other items left in the car.

“She found out she could only receive those items if she paid an undisclosed amount of money. She dealt with a very aggressive individual, a young man there who was screaming at her.”

Baxter continued saying her daughter eventually yelled back, which ended in her being charged with “the crime” of screaming.

The argument was captured on a surveillance tape which will be used during the trial.

Authorities in Dubai have since seized Allen’s passport and imposed a travel ban on her while the matter is being investigated.

Popular American activist and leader of the New Black Panther Nation in Houston, Quanell X, who has been involved with Young’s case, explained that the strict laws of the system governing the country are heavily influenced by theocracy.

Quanell X further explained that the country frowns upon raised voices, especially for women, this act is deemed unacceptable.

“They have a strict law system that is based on theocracy. She is in jail for one reason and one reason alone, she raised her voice. In that country, a female is not even allowed to raise her voice. If she raises her voice it’s punishable by jail time,” Quanell X explained.

“In our opinion, she did not commit a crime. Don’t punish women for doing the same thing a man can do in Dubai. It’s not fair, and it’s not right.”

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Police Probe US Businessman’s Sudden Demise in Lagos Hotel

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– US-based businessman Onyejekwe Izuchukwu found dead in Lagos hotel
– Police investigation underway to determine cause of death
– Autopsy to be performed to reveal more details

The Lagos State Police Command has launched an investigation into the sudden death of Onyejekwe Izuchukwu, a 62-year-old US-based businessman. Izuchukwu’s body was discovered in his hotel room in Ikoyi on June 9, 2024.

According to a source, Izuchukwu had been staying at the hotel since June 6, engaging in business activities. Tragically, his lifeless body was found by a cleaner on the floor of his room.

The hotel’s management reported the incident to the police, who have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Izuchukwu’s death. A doctor was called to the scene and confirmed the businessman’s demise.

Izuchukwu was a prominent figure in the oil and gas industry, having served as President of Bits and Drilling Tools, a division of Schlumberger. His death has sent shockwaves through the industry.

“The command has commenced an investigation into the case,” said Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin. “Izuchukwu’s corpse has been deposited in a morgue in Ikeja for autopsy.”

 

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Lagos Govt Opens Emergency Center To Curb Cholera Outbreak

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– Lagos activates emergency centre to combat cholera outbreak
– UNICEF urges provision of clean water and sanitation facilities
– 350 suspected cases reported with 17 confirmed and 15 deaths

Lagos State Government has activated its Public Health Emergency Operations Centre to tackle the cholera outbreak. The centre will coordinate responses to the increasing number of severe gastroenteritis cases across the state.

According to Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health, the laboratory investigation has confirmed Cholera sub-type O-1, associated with more severe disease. He urged residents to adhere strictly to precautionary measures to prevent further spread.

Meanwhile, UNICEF has called on the state government to provide high-standard water and sanitation facilities to communities. Celine Lafoucrier, Chief of UNICEF Lagos Field Office, emphasized the need for strengthened healthcare systems to respond to outbreaks.

Lafoucrier stated, “Addressing cholera outbreaks requires a deliberate focus on providing high-standard water and sanitation facilities.” She also stressed the importance of community engagement strategies to halt transmission.

The state government has confirmed 350 suspected cases of cholera in 29 wards across multiple LGAs, with 17 confirmed cases and 15 deaths. However, the number of new cases is subsiding in previously affected areas due to interventions and surveillance efforts.

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