Fake ‘Doctor’ Bags Life Jail for Kidnapping 8year-old Boy in Ajaokuta

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A Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja has sentenced a fake medical doctor, Joseph Adeika to life imprisonment for kidnapping his former employer’s eight-year-old son, Favour Sunday, in Ajaokuta.

Justice Yunusa Musa of the Kogi High Court 5, handed down the sentence on Wednesday.

Adeika was last week Thursday (June 2.) convicted of kidnapping Master Favour Sunday from his parents’ residence in Ajaokuta.

The judge held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that the convict masterminded and executed the kidnap of Master Favour Sunday and collected ransom before the victim was released.

The prosecution had told the court that Adeika, who was an office clerk with Channels Diagnostic Laboratory, Ajaokuta was disengaged by Mr. Sunday Okorodudu, Favour’s father and owner of the establishment.

The convict was said to have later established Omega Clinic, Itobe in Ofu local government of the state with himself as the Chief Medical Director (CMD), where he carried on as a qualified medical practitioner.

The prosecution also told the court that on March 15, 2016 the convict while armed with a gun, arrived Okorodudu’s residence at Abuja Estate, Ajaokuta and kidnapped the boy at gun point.

The prosecution, led by Mohammed Abaji, Senior Legal Officer with the state Ministry of Justice further told the court that investigation led to the arrest and prosecution of the convict.

Pronouncing the sentence, Justice Musa said sentence was deferred from June 2, following the plea by three counsels in the case, for postponement of the sentence of the convict.

He said that section 3(1) of the Kogi State Kidnapping, Thuggery and other Related Offences Prohibition Law (2010), provides for life imprisonment without option of fine upon conviction.

He accordingly sentenced the accused to life imprisonment without option of fine.

Credit: The Nation

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