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Jail Of Life: Osun Speaker’s Wife’s Abductors Jailed 27 Years Each



An Osun State High Court sitting in Iwo has sentenced five men who kidnapped the wife of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Alhaja Muibat Salaam, to 27 years in prison.

Justice Moshood Adeigbe while delivering the judgment held that the prosecutors had been able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the kidnappers met and conspired before they kidnapped their victim.

The five persons convicted by the court are:  Chukwudi Okereke (40); Ogbole Ochijile Elijah (25); Lucky Okonkwo  (33); Kaikine Mahah (35); and Philip Nwadinnor  (30).

The judge  ruled that each of the five convicts would spend seven years in prison for the charge of conspiracy;  he sentenced them to 10 years imprisonment for the count of kidnapping; and 10 years for the charge of unlawful possession of firearms.  He ruled that the jail terms would run concurrently

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