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Mother receives 26 years jail 26 term for drowning her kids

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Mother receives 26 years jail 26 term for drowning her kids

Mother who fled conflict and admitted killing three of her children and attempting to murder a fourth by driving her car into a lake was jailed for 26 years in Australia on Tuesday.

Akon Guode, who came to Australia after fleeing civil war in South Sudan, plunged the vehicle into the lake on the outskirts of Melbourne in 2015, killing one-year-old son Bol and four-year-old twins Hanger and Madit.

Rescuers pulled her and five-year-old daughter Alual from the sinking vehicle.

In handing down his sentence, Justice Lex Lasry said the 37-year-old suffered from post traumatic stress syndrome but why she had driven into the lake remained a “tragic mystery”.

“The sentence I’m about to impose is in some respects inadequate to reflect the gravity of what you’ve done, yet at the same time excessive given your mental state and your background of hardship and desperation,” he said.

Nonetheless “these are obviously grave offences”, Lasry added.

“These children trusted you as their mother as they were entitled to do. Your betrayal of that trust had catastrophic consequences whatever the true reasons were for your consequences.”

The defence told the court Guode suffered severe psychological trauma from the civil war.

Witnesses said before the tragedy Guode had complained of receiving threats from the estranged wife of the children’s father — with whom she had been having a long affair — and had isolated herself from the Sudanese community.

The mother-of-seven’s eldest daughter had previously told the court she was concerned about Guode’s driving as she had been experiencing dizzy spells for six months leading up to the deaths.

Guode, who reportedly wailed as her sentence was handed down in the Victorian Supreme Court, will spend a minimum 20 years behind bars before being eligible for parole.

AFP

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Ooni Of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi shows off his new bride Prophetess Naomi

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Over a year after his marriage to Olori Wuraola crashed, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has found a new bride. The Ooni released a statement annoucing this, along with photos of his new Queen.

It read:

I waited patiently upon the Almighty the King of kings, he eventually did it in the midst of many trials. Shilekunola, Moronke, Naomi; the greatest Arsenal you can apply on this highly revered throne with many rules and regulations in the midst of undiluted tradition, heritage and culture is the “Fear Of God In You”, which is the beginning of your wisdom on this throne of Oduduwa. You are welcome home my beautiful and adorable queen. #OoniOfIfe #Otisese

Ooni Of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi shows off his new bride Prophetess Naomi

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“Except Toyin Abraham and Funke Akindele, all actresses don’t feed off their hard work” – Nkechi Blessing

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“Except Toyin Abraham and Funke Akindele, all actresses don’t feed off their hard work” – Nkechi Blessing

  • “Except Toyin Abraham and Funke Akindele, all actresses don’t feed off their hard work” – Actress Nkechi Blessing

Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing has thrown caution to the win and shattered a very big table which got a lot of her colleagues on it.

According to the actress, excluding Toyin Abraham and Funke Akindele, all actresses don’t feed off their hard work and God-given talent.

The actresses also added she knows what they are really into to make up with the extravagant lifestyle of an actress.

Read her post below.

Worldbest is the only Actress I know that Feeds Off her HARD WORK and God Given Talent. The Reat Of US **In quote** Na we sabi wetin we dey do #Isaidwhatisaid… Love you Mama another person I know is @funkeejenifaakindele… Argue with your phone.

“Except Toyin Abraham and Funke Akindele, all actresses don’t feed off their hard work” – Nkechi Blessing

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