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? 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.

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Berry 2013-05-14 21:01:54
Shame to the governor! Ordinary fone of 2500 na hin dem send poor boy go jail.the money wey him don thief nko?

Spark Rhymes 2013-06-01 06:59:37
Wickedness of men....hw I am even sure is not a plot against d poor man.dats y they wnt to bring #5,000 note to mke d loot easy

Haykay 2013-06-02 21:36:24
Yeye! Dem dey jail person for 45yrs. As dem no get shame, Our money wey dem dey pack nko? Yeyenatu! Mtcheewww

Dino Dipxy 2013-06-08 19:31:37
d quy fit kil d qovernor join sef

Communîcattor 2013-06-23 12:20:50
umh..birdz of d same feather.. See pot caling a kettle back....

Thank God 2013-09-12 22:51:55
na bcuz of 50000 naira fone na im u jail dis guy for 45yrs?governor u wan tell us say u no de steal? god is watching u....

Afolabi Destiny 2013-10-06 20:20:35
na wao..... Make una free d guy na how much be d phone self..... Shebi dem dey still our money too make sumone steal their own too. How many years d man won use on earth, he go use 40 in jail out of it becose of one phone una wicked free dis man joor

Owotutu. 2013-10-14 21:26:31
And how many years will they jail the governor if he steal public fund and money made for the state, that is if he never stolen before ?

Mj 2013-11-03 09:40:33
D guy get :-) skils na

Joy001 2013-12-16 13:48:07
it is not good to steal but 45 years terms is too much

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