Man Sentenced To 45 Years In Prison For Stealing Governor’s Phone!!!

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at 10:32 PM, 29/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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An Osogbo High Court yesterday sentenced a 31-year-old man, Kelvin Igha-Igbodalo to 45 years imprisonment without an option of fine for stealing a Sony Ericson phone belonging to Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola.

Igha-Igbodalo is alleged to have stolen Aregbesola’s phone during the swearing-in ceremony of the governor in 2010. The convict used the phone to dupe many unsuspecting people by directing them to pay money into a particular bank account on pretext that it was the governor’s directive.

The ex-convict was eventually arrested and charged with six counts of conspiracy, obtaining properties by false pretence, stealing, impersonation and advance free fraud. Igha-Igbodalo pleaded guilty to the charges slammed against him and Justice Oyejide Falola sentenced him to 45 years imprisonment to run concurrently without an option of fine.

Daily Trust learnt that the ex-convict had earlier served six years imprisonment at Ikoyi prison in Lagos over a murder charge leveled against him.

According to the charge sheet, “Kelvin and others now at large in May 24th, 2011 impersonated the governor by using his phone with intent to defraud, and obtained the sum of N500,000 from his royal majesty, Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran, Owa-Obokun of Ijesha land”.

The prosecution, Mr. Biodun Badiora, told the court that the convict committed an offence contrary to section 8(c) and is punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance Free Fraud and other related offences Act, 2006.

Counsel to the convict, Mr. Ameachi Ngwu, prayed the court to commit the convict to community service.
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papadip at 12:07 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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However he would spend 10 years in jail given the concurrent sentence according to Guardian Newspaper.
The same Newspaper said he once served six years regarding a murder case.. 
even then 10 year sentence is severe for stealing a fuc-king mobile phone and attempting to commit fraud…
Yes he should be punished appropriately…

The powerful can loot billions and be pardoned.
All I am saying is where is fair justice? Not that I have any pity for him.

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luwanga at 01:20 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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The man should be lucked-up for life. He already served time for murder and learnt nothing from it. There's a high probability that he will kill again. Please put him away for the sake of public safety.
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Biafranwar at 01:41 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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And the governor that steals public fund should be sentenced to how many years?
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Jaylen at 01:51 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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Say wetin nah
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dlimelite at 01:53 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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Quote from: papadip on 12:07 AM, 30/04/2013
However he would spend 10 years in jail given the concurrent sentence according to Guardian Newspaper.
The same Newspaper said he once served six years regarding a murder case.. 
even then 10 year sentence is severe for stealing a fuc-king mobile phone and attempting to commit fraud…
Yes he should be punished appropriately…

The powerful can loot billions and be pardoned.
All I am saying is where is fair justice? Not that I have any pity for him.


Seconded!
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pchinedu20 at 02:07 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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nawaooooooh!!!
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smartiyke at 02:40 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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Quote from: papadip on 12:07 AM, 30/04/2013
However he would spend 10 years in jail given the concurrent sentence according to Guardian Newspaper.
The same Newspaper said he once served six years regarding a murder case.. 
even then 10 year sentence is severe for stealing a fuc-king mobile phone and attempting to commit fraud…
Yes he should be punished appropriately…

The powerful can loot billions and be pardoned.
All I am saying is where is fair justice? Not that I have any pity for him.


Where is the governor's security detail? He needs to fire all those jokers, they did not do their job.
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EmekaBlue at 02:44 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
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steve232 at 03:52 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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papadip at 05:10 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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Quote from: luwanga on 01:20 AM, 30/04/2013
The man should be lucked-up for life. He already served time for murder and learnt nothing from it. There's a high probability that he will kill again. Please put him away for the sake of public safety.
If he killed he won't on the streets....He was convicted of a murder case and I don’t think he was sentenced to 6 years for killing somebody.
He could have been an accessory to the crime we don’t know but you don’t sentence someone to 10-45 years for stealing a god-damn phone…
I hope you’ll never be a judge
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ezchusa at 05:29 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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hmmm

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juddycoil at 05:48 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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dickman2 at 06:55 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
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etibaba at 07:07 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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The judge is mad.

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paulohking at 07:13 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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Imagine, when governor himself Na professional robber
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Shegzan at 07:28 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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Kk!

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chicco77 at 07:54 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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dat judge no well
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Rihannaaa at 07:58 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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Dafey at 08:41 AM, 30/04/2013 (5 years ago)
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Quote from: papadip on 12:07 AM, 30/04/2013
However he would spend 10 years in jail given the concurrent sentence according to Guardian Newspaper.
The same Newspaper said he once served six years regarding a murder case.. 
even then 10 year sentence is severe for stealing a fuc-king mobile phone and attempting to commit fraud…
Yes he should be punished appropriately…

The powerful can loot billions and be pardoned.
All I am saying is where is fair justice? Not that I have any pity for him.

The judgement is fair enough. He didn't jst steal the fone but, also used it to dupe/scam people. For being able to steal a fone frm a gov'nor amidst a tight security means he is a hardened criminal.
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