Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted for the murder of George Floyd, was stabbed in prison on Friday, the New York Times reported.
Lifestyle Nigeria reports that Floyd, an African-American man, died on May 25, 2020, after Chauvin knelt on his neck for about 9 minutes while he was handcuffed. The incident triggered protests as people called for justice and an end to racism.
Floyd’s cries of “I can’t breathe” were a rallying call for demonstrators domestically and abroad who took to the streets in the killing’s aftermath.
The US Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed an assault to AFP without naming the person wounded.
“An incarcerated individual was assaulted at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Tucson,” in the southwestern state of Arizona, it said in a statement.
“Responding employees initiated life-saving measures for one incarcerated individual,” the statement said, adding that the wounded individual was sent to a local hospital “for further treatment and evaluation.”
Chauvin survived the attack, according to a New York Times source.
Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in 2021, and sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison.
Four Untold Gists From Fulham’s Defeat Of Manchester United – Lifestyle Nigeria
A 97th-minute winner by Super Eagles International Alex Iwobi capped a historic 2-1 for Fulham over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.
United had been in superb form in 2024, remaining unbeaten and winning their last five matches, while Rasmus Hojlund had scored seven goals in his last six games.
But the striker was ruled out through injury in midweek and United were toothless in his absence, with Omari Forson – handed a first senior start after being preferred to £86m signing Antony – struggling to fill the void.
Fulham wasted numerous openings and the only surprise was that it took them until the 65th minute to open the scoring, with Nigerian defender Calvin Bassey lashing the ball into the roof of the net after United failed to deal with a set-piece.
The hosts belatedly mustered a response and levelled when Harry Maguire tapped in from close range after Bernd Leno spilled a shot in his direction. That goal swung the momentum in United’s favour but Fulham hit their hosts with a sucker punch, Alex Iwobi fresh from his return from the Africa Cup of Nations finishing a 97th-minute counter-attack to leave Ten Hag’s team eight points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa.
Here are four important stats from the game as Fulham beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford;
• Fulham have now won a game at Old Trafford for the first time in 21 years as they earned their first ever Premier League victory over Man United.
• Alex Iwobi’s winner for Fulham at 96:04 is the second latest winning goal ever scored against Manchester United in the Premier League, and the latest goal on record (since 2006-07) scored by the visiting team at Old Trafford in the competition.
Police Confirm, Speak On Assassination Of Anambra Community President General – Lifestyle Nigeria
The President General (PG) of Umuoji Community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra, Silas Onyima, was tragically shot dead by suspected assassins at his country home on Friday night. The confirmation of his killing came from DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO).
According to Ikenga, no arrests had been made at the time of the incident. However, he assured that investigations were underway, with the police collaborating with locals to unravel the circumstances surrounding Onyima’s death and identify the perpetrators.
Emphasizing the urgency of the situation, Ikenga stated that police personnel had been deployed to Umuoji to maintain order and ensure the safety of the community members. He urged the people to remain calm while reassuring them that the police were taking all necessary measures to address the situation effectively.
The body of the deceased was recovered and subsequently deposited in the morgue following the tragic incident.
Onyima’s untimely demise adds to the grim tally of Presidents General of Communities who have met violent ends in Anambra. The list includes Chief Ike Okolo of Obosi Community, who was murdered in January 2023, and Chief Paul Chinedu of Nanka Community, who was killed in the presence of his family in October 2021.
Similarly, Francis Onwuachi, the President General of Omor Community, suffered a similar fate in March 2021, while Chief Anthony Igboka of Nimo was gruesomely murdered in April 2019. These incidents underscore the concerning trend of violence targeting community leaders in the region, raising questions about the overall security situation and the safety of those serving their communities in leadership roles.
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