An Ekiti State Large Courtroom has sentenced an assistant commissioner of law enforcement, Okubo Aboye, to life imprisonment for acquiring a stolen car from kidnappers.
Mr Aboye was sentenced on Monday alongside his mechanic, Niyi Afolabi.
According to the cost sheet, Mr Aboye was found with a Toyota Hilux van he claimed to have ordered from his mechanic who bought it from kidnappers.
The cost sheet mentioned the offence was fully commited “on or about the 9th -19th working day of Might 2005 at GRA, Ado Ekiti. The kidnappers then armed on their own with guns and kidnapped one particular Moses Ajogri 40 and robbed him of his Toyota Hilux van with Reg. No. App 509 BK.”
The prosecuting counsel, Felix Awoniyi, instructed the court docket the offence contravened sections 346(2), 1(2)a, and section 5 of the Legal Code Cap C16 Laws of Ekiti condition, 2012 and Robbery and firearms special provisions Act, Cap R11, rules of the federation of Nigeria, 2004.
Offering judgement, John Adeyeye, the decide, stated ”it would be a slap on the deal with of the court if the law enforcement manager is not properly dealt with in accordance to the provisions of the regulation.”
He claimed evidence before the court docket showed that ”Messrs Aboye and Afolabi ended up knowledgeable that the automobile was stolen in advance of acquiring it.”
“I find you responsible of acquiring a stolen vehicle. All evidence pointed to the reality that you ended up mindful that the car or truck was stolen. You are hereby sentenced to everyday living imprisonment for the offence.”
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