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A three-year-old boy drowned his newborn twin brother and left the other permanently brain damaged as he tried to bathe them while their alcoholic mother slept, Daily Mail UK reports
The boy said he wanted to make his siblings ‘nice and clean’ after their mother passed out having drunk four cans of super-strength lager.
The shocking sequence of events emerged in court when the mother – who cannot be identified for legal reasons – was given a one-year suspended prison sentence for neglect.
She had sought refuge at a Merseyside home with her children after escaping a relationship of domestic violence, Liverpool Crown Court heard Thursday. The jury heard she slept in a single bed with her eldest son, with the newborn babies cradled together in a drawer.
The mother, an insomniac, fell asleep in the afternoon after drinking four cans of Special Brew, which is nine per cent alcohol.
The toddler woke up and ran a 10-inch bath of cold water.
The mother found her infant children naked and unconscious, not breathing, when she awoke.
Judge Mrs Justice Cox said:
‘The drink certainly played a part in you going to sleep and failing to wake up when the toddler woke up and got out of bed. While you slept the toddler decided to make the twins nice and clean and he put them in the bath.When he woke you up you found both of your babies floating in the bath water. They were cold, naked and they weren’t breathing.’
The mother called police and paramedics, telling a 999 operator that she had found her newborn twins unresponsive.
Both babies were given CPR and were taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in West Derby, Liverpool, where they were put on life support. Days later, one of the boys died in his father’s arms. His brother, who suffered a cardiac arrest, was left with severe brain damage.
The court heard he is likely to be severely affected by cerebral palsy and will need round-the-clock care for the rest of his life.
David McLaughlin, defending, said the mother will be haunted by what happened forever.
He said: ‘She bears full responsibility – not a day goes by when she doesn’t think about what happened. Every morning she wakes up with a vision of her babies’ faces in the bath, a vision that will haunt her forever-more. She wants it to be known that she holds herself fully responsible for what occurred and she wants her toddler son to know, if ever that time should arise when he is older, that through her plea of guilty she accepts full responsibility for what occurred and no blame should be laid against him.’
She was handed a one-year prison sentence, suspended for two years, and a supervision order after pleading guilty to three counts of neglect.
South African Government has announced the death of Nelson Mandela. South African president Jacob Zuma announced that the former president and anti-apartheid revolutionary passed away peacefully in the company of his family in his home in Johannesburg around 8:50 this evening Dec. 5th. He was 95 years old.
His death marks the final chapter in a life that changed South Africa forever. What a man! May his soul rest in peace, amen.
President Jacob Zuma said flags will be flown at half-mast across South Africa immediately with a state burial to follow. The UK government have also announced that flags will be flown at half-mast in the UK. Rest in peace, Madiba!
Friends of Ayobami Jaiyeola have reached out to the media asking that we help spread the news of their missing friend. Jaiyeola was last seen leaving her home in Oniru, Victoria Island on Friday Nov. 29th, wearing a pair of blue jeans, green polo top with her hair braided. Friends of Jaiyeola, who is 5’5, said she left her handbag and mobile phone at home as left that Friday without a word to her sister or mother.
If anyone has any info about Jaiyeola, please call 08023182792 or report to the nearest police station.
Please help re-bc or pass the message in any way whatsoever.. This could happen to anybody…I pray we all don’t lose our loved ones. Amen.
I’m sure by now y’all know who Kola Boof is. Over the weekend she made a video listing the biggest penises in Hollywood as complied by herself and a group of 90s black women socialites called the Alpharetta Secret Sister Society who slept their through Hollywood’s elite.
The most surprising thing about the list is not who’s on it but the ladies who supposedly complied it..
At the beginning of the video Kola describes the women in the secret society and names Tyra Banks, Vivica A. Fox and Pebbles Reid. Wow, Kola! See the list and video after the cut..
1. Arsenio Hall
2. Actor John Amos
3. Actor James Woods
4. Deceased actor John Ritter
5. Tie. NBA baller Rick Fox
6. Vin Diesel
7. Michael Jordan
8. Actor Jon-Erik Hexum
9. Jerry Seinfeld
10. Kwesi Mfume
11. Tao Pengiless
13. Deceased actor Ron O’Neal
14. Marc Anthony
15. Keith Sweat
16. John Salley
17. 50 Cent
18. Mekhi Phifer
19. Patrick Rafter
20. Raphael Saadiq
Peter Obumneme Okoye of P-Square and Lola Omotayo’s love story is compelling and amazing.The couple have been in a relationship for over eight years before they finally tied the knot on Sunday, November 17, 2013.
In an interview with ENCOMIUM Weekly in April 2008, the then Business development Director, FK:G2 (a top marketing outfit) had poured out her heart about her relationship with Peter:
My agency handles some of British American Tobacco brands and P-Square was doing a show for us at one of our events in Enugu. Though I had met Peter a couple of times before then, at the show there was some chemistry.
He asked for my number and I refused giving it to him. I told him if you really want to know me, you have to find my number. So he took it as a task and found my number and the rest is history.”
Lola, said to be 35 back then, and the popular singer in his 20s, was not disturbed by the age difference.
Like I said, Peter is an old soul and he always tells me that I’m like a 23-year old. Age is just a number. Right now, you can see it around the world. Demi Moore, Usher and some known people. Even in Nigeria here, they are dating people far older than their age. So, we shouldn’t base it on the age factor. He doesn’t make me feel like he’s younger than me.”
On the future of their relationship, Lola who now has two children for the music super star had also told ENCOMIUM Weekly, she is not really particular about marriage.
The truth is I’m not particular about marriage. Marriage is not something you rush into. To me, it is over rated in Nigeria.
Here, they say marriage completes a woman, but I don’t believe in that. There is so much that completes a woman and marriage is not it. I’ve never focused on that. I’m not the little girl who dreams of her wedding day. I’m not afraid to be alone.
I pray, I am not going to end up alone for the rest of my life, I want a life partner. But the tag, marriage is not something I think is the ultimate. I would take my time rather than rush into marriage only to later discover that it is not what to expect.
And Peter, as well, is dealing with his own career and he wants to focus on that. And you know, may be in a year’s time, I would be ready to get marriage and if he’s not ready then, we get to go our separate ways. The truth of the matter is that marriage is not in the picture for me right now.”
Lola further narrated how she was struck by cupid’s arrow: she confessed they were friends for a while before they got intimate:
“Not that long. He was too fine, so I had to kiss him. In the beginning, we were coming from different walks of life and there were later adjustments. When I’m into something, I’m into it, 100 percent. People just look at the social status thing. He’s an entertainer, she’s a career girl, but it’s not about that. He’s not the first artist I’ve dated, not a Nigerian though. He was an international act.”
Peter of P-Square had always told his family and friends it is either Lola or nobody. Even when a former beauty queen and a struggling rapper allegedly got romantically involved with him, he had to disown her for the sake of his love for Lola Omotayo.
Despite their different cultural backgrounds and career paths, the popular artiste’s love for Lola did not wane. Even when she got pregnant with their first baby, he didn’t shy away from his responsibility.
“The pregnancy is mine and nothing on earth can make me deny it. After all, I didn’t impregnate a street girl. The person carrying my baby is an independent and responsible lady who I love with all my heart. So, the baby is mine and I’m proud to be the father. As for marriage, I don’t have plans for it yet.”
Pretty Lola Omotayo, a native of Osogbo in Ifelodun local government of Osun State has obviously got more than she bargained for from her more than eight year romance with the Anambra-born Peter Okoye.
From leisure trips to exotic car gifts, the half-caste in her late 30s has been pampered far beyond her dreams by the singer whose songs are the toasts of many in Nigeria and beyond.
And now they have consummated their union the traditional way, their family, fans and associates are wishing them everlasting marital bliss.