Man Jailed 45Years For Stealing Osun State Governor's Phone



A man has been jailed for 45 years for stealing the phone of Osun State Governor. I have two questions on this matter. It seems stealing a phone from a prominent man has more punishment in the Nigerian constitution? Secondly...how on earth did he even steal the phone?

31-year-old Kelvin Ighodalo stole a N50,000 Sony Ericsson phone belonging to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, and now he has been sentenced to 45-year imprisonment by an Osogbo High Court.

 

Ighodalo stole the phone from the pocket of Aregbesola on November 27, 2010, when the governor was being inaugurated at Government Technical College, Osogbo. Justice Oyejide Falola, who heard the case, found Ighodalo guilty on six counts, which included conspiracy, stealing and fraud.

He was sentenced to 10-year imprisonment for the first three counts and five years for each of the last three which included impersonation, obtaining property by falsehood and collusion.

Falola, who ruled that Ighodalo deserved the jail term, held that the convict used the phone to obtain N500, 000 from the Owa of Ilesa, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran, while he obtained N200, 000 from Mr Shengen Rahman, an associate of the governor.

The jail term, which Falola pronounced will run concurrently, means that Ighodalo will spend the next 10 years behind bars.

Assistant principal state counsel, Mr Biodun Badiora, told the court that the convict had served six-year imprisonment in Ikoyi prison custody in connection with a murder case in 2005.

Counsel to Ighodalo, Mr. Ameachi Ngwu, prayed the court to commit him to community service, stressing that the convict should not be incarcerated but rather be placed where people could see him as a convict.

Culled From Punch

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Mfon Jacob 2013-04-30 22:36:32
Abeg make una free dat guy joorrrr.even them were say na them b the law maker. All of them na thifes,make poor man do wetin e fit do 4 him self joorr. After all na our money them still use buy the fone.

MD 2013-05-01 00:42:58
Abeg make dey release d guy #50,000 to 45yrs imprisonment ie #100,000 to 90yrs imprisonment na so d law talk am.

Exkobar 2013-05-01 05:31:53
If dem jail dat guy dey me personaly to take every governo phone

Eben 2013-05-01 12:29:52
but dis guy get liver o! Stealing governor's phone, the phone which He uses to communicate with important dignities. Mr Governor why U no block ur sim and do welcome back sef immediately the phone lost?

Izu 2013-05-01 13:23:21
NA WAO IS'T D PHONE D GUY STILL OR DID HE KILL A WOMAN. BUT REMEMBER GOD WILL GORGE PLS PLS PLS SET D GUY FREE.

Funnybright 2013-05-01 23:23:13
So na only governor fit steal state moni go got free abi? chai so all the moni were the governor steal e no fit free the guy or na the 1st tym the governor hol fone.na only poor governor fit do dat kind thing nd self how the guy take steal the governor fone? Bcus na only governor were no get workers the fit steal him fone or him worker don vix go bcus moni no dey to pay them.oga governor abeg free the guy no let any body here say just bcus of fone u arest person nd u hapi to put am insyd news paper chaiii, i no belv am

Kapikid 2013-05-02 00:14:40
is nt bad becos der are also thiefs so let dat young man be release dat man ma no da shame common fone nd he call hm self governor frm kapikid

Yung Skillz 2013-05-02 16:34:36
:-* N̶̲̥̅̊ɑ̤̥̈̊ wa oh

DE GREAT SAMPLE 2013-05-02 18:00:23
oppressors mek una free dat guy or...,...

Ddon 2013-05-02 22:04:00
Abeg joooo! I no know d kind tin govt dey do.abi d governor wan tell us say e poor reach the fact he no fit forgive 50,000 sony ericsson.nawaooo.as if the government never steal pass 1billion.if dey no won free d guy make dem reduce the years na!45 years say wetin won happen chaii :sigh: :cry:

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