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Maelys De Araujo: Girl ‘got into my car’, says French wedding kidnap suspect

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The owner of a bar attaches an appeal for witnesses poster issued by the Gendarmerie of Pont-de-Beauvoisin for Maelys, a 9-year-old girl, who disappeared during a wedding party on August 26 overnight in Pont-de-Beauvoisin, eastern France

The man charged with kidnapping
a nine-year-old French girl during a wedding in the Alps has admitted
during police questioning that she got into his car but denies abducting
her, his lawyer told AFP on Monday.

A week after Maelys de Araujo went missing in the eastern village of Pont-de-Beauvoisin, a 34-year-old man was remanded in custody Sunday on charges of “kidnapping, illegal confinement or arbitrary detention”.
The
man was a guest at the wedding that Maelys was attending with her
parents when she went missing in the early hours of Sunday, August 27.
Her
DNA was found in his car, which was parked next to the community hall
where the celebrations were held and was cleaned the day after.
The suspect’s lawyer Bernard Meraud said his client told police that Maelys “got into his car with a little boy, onto the back seat, to see if his (the suspect’s) dog was in the boot.”
Meraud confirmed that a trace of her DNA had been found on the dashboard but that his client “completely denied” kidnapping her.
Meraud
said several DNA traces, including that of his client, had been found
on the dashboard and that someone who was in contact with the child
could have “transferred” her DNA in to the vehicle.
He
also suggested that the children could have climbed into the car
unbeknown to the driver, noting that all the windows were left down
during the party.
The disappearance of
the little girl, who was wearing a white dress and carrying a cuddly
toy, has dominated French headlines over the past week.
Sniffer
dogs lost the scent from her toy in the car park outside the venue,
raising fears she was kidnapped and whisked away by car.
Scores
of police, search and rescue teams, divers and cavers have been combing
the woods and lakes in the area about 50 kilometres north of Grenoble
for her but failed to turn up any sign.
Several hundred residents organised another search Saturday that also proved fruitless.
Speaking to France’s RTL radio the suspect’s mother insisted her son was innocent.
“He’s a good boy who wouldn’t hurt a soul,” said the woman, who was not identified by name, accusing the authorities of “hounding him because they have to find a culprit.”

Car was washed

The
suspect was arrested last week along with a friend over inconsistencies
in their account of the night’s events, but the pair were later
released.
According to France Info radio,
he is a former soldier who lives with his parents a few kilometres from
Pont-de-Beauvoisin and does various odd jobs.
Investigators
became interested in him after it emerged he had been missing from the
party around the time Maelys disappeared and washed his car the day
after the wedding.
His lawyer said that he cleaned the car with a view to selling it.
On Sunday, he was re-arrested after the police uncovered fresh evidence.
“Confronted with testimony, findings and scientific evidence, he persisted in his denials and explanations,” the prosecutor’s office in Grenoble said.
“This did not convince the investigative judges, who decided to hold him,” it added.
Police
have interviewed about 250 people since Sunday, including most of the
180 guests at the wedding, as well as several others who attended
parties held the same night at a nearby bar and church hall.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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