Shocking footage has captured the moment a woman was allegedly bundled into the boot of a car by her jealous ex-lover before being rescued by a heroic passer-by.
It’s claimed the man had hit his ex-girlfriend in the head with a glass bottle before attempting to force her into the vehicle.
The incident, believed to have been motivated by jealousy, occurred during the evening on December 16 outside the bar El Viejon in the city of Queretaro, central Mexico.
Several witnesses said that the man assaulted her inside the bar by smashing a bottle over her head and hitting her.
Others then filmed the man’s attempt to force the young woman into the boot of his vehicle in the car park.
Wearing a red dress, the unnamed victim is seen being pushed into the boot by two men.
According to local media, one of the assailants is identified as Francisco Javier Laurencio, who is said to be the victim’s ex-boyfriend.
One witness approached the Volkswagen Jetta after the woman started shouting for help. His presence forced the men to stop what they were doing and move to the front of the car.
Hero helped the woman out of the boot as one of the men jumped in the driver’s seat and pulled away. The other attacker ran out of the car park on foot as a crowd began to assemble outside, filming on their phones.
The victim’s relatives took her to hospital for multiple cuts and injuries to her head and legs.
There has been no official response from local authorities and no record that the young woman has filed a complaint.
Nigeria Football Federation boss Amaju Pinnick under fresh corruption probe
Several properties belonging to top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), including its president Amaju Pinnick, have been seized in a fresh corruption probe.
The latest investigation and seizures are being carried out by the country’s Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission’s (ICPC).
The ICPC has published a newspaper advertisement about the properties seized – half of which belong to Pinnick.
According to the statement published in the Nigerian papers one of Pinnick’s properties is in London.
It comes amidst wide-ranging claims over how money meant for football development allegedly disappeared.
“We can’t go into further details beyond the fact that many officials of the NFF are under investigation,” ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa said.
“It’s basically because what they have is in excess of what they have earned.”
The ICPC has also taken control of properties belonging to the NFF second vice-president Shehu Dikko and the general secretary Muhamed Sanusi among others.
Rwanda ban Burundi,s music star ahead of annual festival
Burundian musician Jean Pierre Nimbona, popularly known as Kidum, has told the BBC he is confused by Rwanda’s decision to ban him from playing at the upcoming Kigali Jazz Fusion festival.
Kidum is one of Burundi’s biggest music stars and has performed in Rwanda for the past 16 years.
But a police official phoned the musician’s manager to warn that he would only be allowed to make private visits to Rwanda.
“[My manager was told] Kidum is not supposed to perform, tell him to leave. If he comes for private visits fine, but no performances,” the musician told BBC’s Focus on Africa radio programme.
The mayor of Rwanda’s capital said that in this instance permission had not been sought from the authorities for him to perform at the festival in Kigali.
Kidum was a leading peace activist during Burundi’s civil war between 1993 and 2003 and used his songs to call for reconciliation.
The 44-year-old musician said he had never had problems with Rwandan authorities until recently when three of his shows were cancelled at the last minute – including one in December 2018.
That month Burundi had banned Meddy, a musician who is half-Burundian, half-Rwandan, from performing in the main city of Bujumbura.
Kidum said he was unsure if the diplomatic tensions between Burundi and Rwanda had influenced his ban.
“I don’t know, I don’t have any evidence about that. And if there was politics, I’m not a player in politics, I’m just a freelance musician based in Nairobi,” he said.
He said he would not challenge the ban: “There’s nothing I can do, I just wait until maybe the decision is changed some day.
“It’s similar to a family house and you are denied entry… so you just have to wait maybe until the head of the family decides otherwise.”
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