Crime and Security

Student jailed 10 years over unlawful possession of firearms

Nigerian jailed 33 months for fraud in US

A student of Ekiti State University, Efe Efi has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by an Ado-Ekiti high court for unlawful possession of firearms.

Justice Abiodun Adesodun who gave the ruling, Wednesday, held that a case of unlawful possession of firearms against Efi was proved beyond reasonable doubt by the prosecution.

The judge, however, gave Efi an option of N20,000 fine.

The judge, however, discharged him on the counts of attempted murder and armed robbery.

Adesodun said that the ingredients of attempted murder and armed robbery were not substantiated against Efi.

Efi had pleaded not guilty  to a three-count charge of attempted murder, armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms.

The Prosecutor, Mr L. B. Ojo, had told the court that the defendant armed himself with a locally made pistol to rob and attempt to kill one Mr Adewumi Osasonna, who, he said, conveyed him from Ijigbo to Moferere on a commercial motorcycle .

He submitted that Efi committed the crimes on Ijigbo Roundabout in Ado Ekiti.

Ojo called one witness and tendered exhibits including statements of the defendant to the police.

Only Efi testified for the defence.

Comment With Facebook

Comment here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.