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At least 4 dead in central Nigeria religious riots spurred by checkpoint killing of Muslim

 Fox News: "YOLA, NIGERIA –  A local official says at least four people have died in riots that erupted in central Nigeria after a Muslim was killed at an illegal checkpoint.

Local government chairman Isiaku Adamu said rioters burned houses and shops Sunday in Ibi, about 140 miles (230 kilometers) from the Taraba state capital of Jalingo

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Court frees boy prisoner

The Namibian Newspaper: "THE High Court yesterday ordered the immediate release of a 12-year-old boy who became Namibia's youngest sentenced prison inmate after receiving a six-month jail term for housebreaking and theft at Karasburg in October.

In a review judgement handed down by Judge Elton Hoff, Acting Judge Claus Hinrichsen set aside the boy's conviction and sentence and ordered his immediate release from detention.

Judge Hoff agreed with Acting Judge Hinrichsen's decision, which was based on the principle that a child as young as the boy is presumed not to be criminally liable, especially where he had been involved in a crime while under the influence and instructions of a much older person.
The boy was sentenced to six months' imprisonment on October 19, after he had been convicted in the Karasburg Magistrate's Court on a charge of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft."