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ABU Staff, her daughter get jail terms over faking kidnap

ABU Staff, her daughter get jail terms over faking kidnap


A staff of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Joy Akpan, and her daughter, Inyene Akpan have been handed six-month and seven years jail sentences respectively, for faking a kidnap.

Akpan conspired with her daughter to fake her kidnap, and later turned around to accuse her adversaries in the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), ABU Chapter of being the suspected kidnappers.

Following their arraignment in court, Chief Magistrate Abdullahi G. Maigamo Esq of the Chief Magistrate Court in Fada, Zaria city found Akpan and her daughter, a final year student of the school guilty of criminal conspiracy, giving false information with intent to mislead public servant and fabrication of false evidence.

They were therefore simultaneously sentenced to six-month imprisonment with option of N25,000 fine and seven years imprisonment with option of N75,000 fine under section 97(2) and 140 as well as 158(2) of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 1991.

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