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Deji reportedly charged following police’s alleged theft of his dog

Published: 23/Jan/2019 19:43 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 20:20

by Virginia Glaze


Popular YouTuber Deji Olatunji continues to fight for the return of his German Shepherd, Tank, after the animal was allegedly stolen by law enforcement in September of 2018.

While Deji claimed that Tank had merely nipped his neighbor (who allegedly hit the dog over the head with a parcel), a speaker for the Cambridgeshire Police claimed that both the YouTuber and his father were charged on two counts of owning a dangerous dog.

“Olayinka Olatunji, 52, and Deji Olatunji, 22, were each charged with two counts of owning a dog that was dangerously out of control,” the spokesperson stated in an interview with Metro UK. “One count with injury and one without.”

Tank was seized by police after reportedly attacking Deji’s neighbor, who had come to collect a package from the front stoop of his home while the Olatunji family was away. Additional reports claim that Tank likewise attacked the neighbor’s son-in-law, who Deji accused of “wanting the dog to attack him, so he could make a claim.”

Furthermore, Deji speculated that law enforcement were training the dog as a police K-9, after being held in a kennel awaiting a charging decision – although authorities denied this claim. 

Change.orgDeji alleged that his German Sherpherd, Tank, was stolen by police, after reportedly injuring two of his neighbors.

Deji was made to sign an Acceptable Dog Contract following the incident, after which he and his family placed Tank in a kennel. According to Deji, police removed tank from the kennel into a police-approved holding unit, which Deji claimed to have no knowledge of beforehand.

Deji created a petition for the retrieval of his pet, which currently sits at over 400,000 signatures as of January 23. 

He likewise uploaded a video to his second channel as an update for fans, stating that Tank “probably feels like he’s just been let go” after the six-month waiting period.

Deji and his father were released on bail, and a court date has yet to be set to settle the matter.


Jake Paul and Ben Askren exchange heated texts ahead of fight

Published: 25/Feb/2021 4:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:29

by Andrew Amos


YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC star Ben Askren are set to take to the boxing ring on April 17, but they’re already in a war of words ahead of the bout.

It’s no Conor McGregor, but Jake Paul is going big for his next boxing bout.

After taking down Nate Robinson with relative ease, the YouTube star turned hopeful boxer will take to the ring against Ben Askren on April 17.

However, in the lead up to the fight, the two have already thrown punches over text.

Ben Askren leaked DMs between the two on February 24, claiming “this next generation has some really bad role models.”


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“Hey Jake seriously were you even trying against Ben [Darmstadt]? That was pathetic. Hope you try a little bit harder in our fight,” the former UFC fighter opened with in the exchange.

“Hiya bubba! So good to hear from you! I know Masvidal gave you brain damage so I’m guessing you meant to ask if I was even trying against Nate,” Paul replied.

“We’re going to get you through this fight nice and fast so you can retire after.”

Askren clarified that he was talking about Ben Darmstadt, before Jake Paul went on a tangent, asking his opponents if he’s ever taken drugs, saying he needs “help taking his edge off.”


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While Askren ignored most of Paul’s questions, he had the final jab ahead of the bout.

“You gave up here like you’re going to give up in our fight. You don’t have the heart. Please don’t back out of our fight.”

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is locked in for April 17, and is set to be one of the biggest PPV fights in history.