Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Only in Nigeria...Man gets 45 years for stealing Governor's phone.

Nigerian man bags 45 years imprisonment for stealing a governor's cell phone. A High Court on Monday sentenced a former police officer, Kelvin Ighodalo, to 45 years imprisonment for stealing the cell phone of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State.
man gets 45 years for stealing phone

The accused was arraigned on a six-count charge of conspiracy, theft, obtaining by false pretence, obtaining by force and impersonation, among other offences.

Justice Jide Falola of High Court 5, citing Section 1, Sub-section 1, paragraph `C’ of the Advance Fee Fraud Act and Section 218 Cap 35, Laws of Osun State, 2003, found the accused guilty as charged.

The accused was sentenced to 10 years for each of counts 1, 2 and 3 and 5 years each for three other counts.

The sentences are to run concurrently.

The governor’s cell phone was stolen on Nov. 28, 2010, at his swearing-in-ceremony.

So simple for everyone to see: 45years for stealing a cellphone vs No imprisonment for genocide, money laundering, murder and so on. Only in my country. Only in Nigeria you get this miscarriage of justice.


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