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Boy 5 Receives $275,000 Over Abuse By Policemen In US

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By Emma Onuwa

The parents of a 5-year-old boy and pupil of East Silver Spring Elementary School, Maryland, in the United States have been awarded $275,000 over abuse by a policeman in the United States.

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The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the undisclosed boy after being abused by two police officers Dionne Holliday and Kevin Christmon on January 14, 2020.

Holliday and Christmon threatened to beat the boy and criticized him for playing truancy, but, camera footage showed they called him a “shepherd of the devil.”

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According to the report, one of the officers pulled out his handcuffs and closed one of the loops around the child’s right wrist, and said “these will be your best friend when you’re older.”

The law enforcement agents defended their actions, and Christmon said “I really do think that my actions were appropriate at the time.”

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However, the details of the extended internal investigation at the Montgomery County Police Department were revealed when the district paid out $275,000 in a settlement after the incident at East Silver Spring Elementary School in Maryland.

Officers Dionne Holliday and Kevin Christmon were seen holding down the crying child to a chair and shouting abuse such as “I hope your momma let me beat you” in the body camera footage that went viral.

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The aftermath of the investigation led to the suspension of both American cops. Holliday was suspended for four weeks while Christmon was suspended for two weeks.

Montgomery County Council member Will Jawando said the video of the boy at East Silver Spring Elementary School, pictured, “made me sick.”

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The boy’s mother, Shanta Grant, came to the school that day and was eventually awarded $275,000 in a settlement after filing a lawsuit.

Grant’s lawyers, Matthew Bennett and James Papirmeister said the video showed the officers treating her son “as if he were a hardened criminal.”

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They said how the boy was treated was “way past the line of emotional child abuse.”

The police department and the county’s public school system declined to address the incident in detail, citing the mother’s pending lawsuit. But the school system issued a statement describing the video as ‘extremely difficult’ to watch.

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“There is no excuse for adults to ever speak to or threaten a child in this way,” the school system said. “As parents and grandparents, we know that when families send their children to school, they expect that the staff will care for them, keep them safe and use appropriate intervention processes when needed.”

According to reports, the settlement money will be placed in a trust fund, which the child will be able to access when he turns 18.

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“I Admire Your Eloquence, Calmness,” Emir Of Kano To Obi

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By Tai Agbo

The Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has declared that he admired the eloquence, calmness, humility of the standard bearer of the Labour Party, (LP) Mr Gregory Peter Obi.

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The Monarch stated these when the presidential candidate paid him a courtesy visit in his palace on Friday.

Said he “Iadmire your eloquence, calmness, humility, respect for culture, and fear of God.”

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A statement by the spokesman of the Thirdforce Dr Yunusa iTanko added that Obi visited the revered monarch as he arrived Kano to sympathize with the Kano Flood Victims as well as Beirut Road Collapsed Building.

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party the statement further stressed used the occasion of the visit to brief the Emir of his desire to serve Nigeria as the next president come 2023.

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The former Anambra State Governor, who said he had been exposed to various areas of governance for years, noted that he was experienced enough to lead Nigeria.

“Though l am in the state for sympathy visit, l deem it appropriate to make the Palace my first point of call to pay you Royal Homeage and to formally infor.m of my intention to run for president in the forthcoming election.”

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Mr Peter Obi furthet explained that he was also in the Palace to sympathize with him as a Royal Father for the twinntragedy that befell the state penultimate weeks.

The Emir who nited that the country was blessed with abundant resources but wondered why there were suffering, poverty and crimes, said he believed Obi was eminently qualified for the position as he did it as Anambra State Governor wished wished Peter Obi well in the pursuit of his ambition.

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Peter Obi was in company of Kano State Gubernatorial Candidate of Labour Party Engineer Bashir Ishaq Bashir, his running mate Dr. Datti Yusuf Baba Ahmed , Dr Yunusa Tanko and State Chairman of Labour Party Mall Raji in his entourage.

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2023: Obi Visits Emir of Kano, restated his Desire to Lead Nigeria+photos

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The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party Mr. Peter Gregory Obi on Friday visited the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero where he reiterated his desire to serve Nigeria.

Obi visited the revered monarch as he arrives Kano to sympathize with the Kano Flood Victims as well as Beirut Road Collapsed Building.

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The former Anambra State Governor, who said he has been exposed to various areas of governance for years, noted that he is experienced to lead Nigeria.


While he told the Emir he is in the state for sympathy visit, Obi said he deemed it appropriate to make the Palace his first point of call.

The visit to the palace, Peter Obi explained, is to pay Royal Homage to the revered Emir and also to formally inform him of his intention to run for president in the coming election and also to sympathize with him as a Royal Father for the twinntragedy that befalled the state penultimate weeks.

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On his part, the Emir of Kano expressed his happiness for the visit and said he admires Peter Obi’s eloquence, calmness, humility, respect for culture, and fear of God. He also thanked him for having respect for culture.


The Emir who said the country is blessed with resources but wondered why there’s suffering and poverty and crime, said he believed Obi is eminently qualified for the position as he did it as Anambra State Governor where he wished Peter Obi well in the pursuit of his ambition.

Peter Obi was in company of Kano State Gubernatorial Candidate of Labour Party Engr. Bashir Ishaq Bashir, his running mate Dr. Datti Yusuf Baba Ahmed , Dr Yunusa Tanko and State Chairman of Labour Mall Raji in his entourage.

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2023: Newly wed couple join Obidients in Abuja one million man march+video

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Newly wedded couple on Saturday join the Obidients one million man march in Abuja trending video emerges online.

Naijablitznews.com reports no one seems to be left out as depicted in this video showing the newly married couple marching for LP presidential candidate Peter Obi.

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