Monday, July 28, 2014

22 Year-Old Undergraduate bags 20 Years For Kidnapping

A 22-year-old undergraduate of University of Ilorin, identified as Ebenezer Gbadamosi, has been jailed 20 years by a Court of Appeal sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Leadership reports that the convict, who is a 300-level student, had earlier been arraigned before Justice Sulyman Kawu of Ilorin High Court, on a three-count charge of conspiracy to kidnap, threat by means of telephone/SMS to kidnap as well as attempted kidnap.
He was found guilty under sections 2, 3, 5 and 15 of the Kwara State Prohibition and Kidnapping Law, 2010 of the penal code.
“In case No. CA/IL/C.104/2013, the appellate court, in the lead judgment delivered by Justice Hussein Mukhtar, on July 10, 2014, agreed with the submission of the assistant state lead counsel for the respondent, MAI Akande, that the appellate court has the power to re-evaluate the evidence before the trial court and substitute higher sentence for one which the accused person was earlier convicted for by the trial court” the verdict read.
It was gathered that the convict attempted to kidnap the son of an Ilorin- based Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN.

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