Assistant Police Commissioner Bags Life Imprisonment for Buying Vehicle From Kidnappers

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An Assistant spend the rest of his in after he was found guilty of buying cars from kidnappers.

The ruling was given by an Ekiti State High sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

The Assistant , Okubo Aboye bagged for buying stolen vehicle from kidnappers after knowing the was stolen.

The also sentenced seven other persons, Solomon Ayodele Obamoyegun (39), Femi Omiawe (40), Damilola Obamoyegun (20), Bose Sade Ajayi (30), George Lucky (35), Chukwuma Nnamani (22) and Sunday Ogunleye (45) to five years each without an option of fine for kidnapping.

In testimony, the investigating officers said the was tracked down to the compound of ACP Okubo who interrogation confessed he bought the vehicle from his mechanic who received it from the kidnappers.

The prosecutor, Felix Awoniyi, revealed “the offence runs contrary to sections 346(2), 1(2)a, and Section 5 of the Criminal Code Cap C16 laws of Ekiti State, 2012 and Robbery and Firearms Special Provisions Act, Cap R11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.”

In his , Justice John Adeyeye found the ACP guilty and sentenced him to accordingly.

found you guilty of receiving stolen vehicle. All evidence pointed to the fact that you were aware that the was stolen. You are hereby sentenced to life imprisonment for the offence,” he said.

To prove the kidnapping case, the prosecutor called seven witnesses while exhibits tendered included statements of the accused persons and bond to release the vehicle to the owner.