A suspected kidnapper
September 27, 2017 – Ritualist In Prison Over Abduction Of Okrika Clothes Seller’s Child In Benin
An Egor Magistrates’ Court sitting in Benin City, the capital of Edo State Wednesday sentenced a 25-year old man, Ekene Nwane to 14 years imprisonment for stealing an eight-year old minor, Success Imasuen for money ritual.
It was gathered that the convict dressed in a red gown, grabbed and hypnotized his victim while the primary-two pupil was playing with her sister closed to their mother’s shop.
The mother, Everlyn Imasuen, an Okrika clothes seller after making fruitless attempt to rescue her daughter from the convict alerted the passers-by for help which led to the arrest of the convict.
Prosecutor Osayomwanbor Omoruyi who tendered a confessional statement and red gown as exhibits, told the court the offence was committed at No. 62 Siluko Road, Benin City on the 19th of September, 2017.
He said the offence is punishable under Section 371 of the Criminal Code Cap 48 Vol. II Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo State.
The convict pleaded guilty to the one count charge leveled against him. He vowed not to engage in such a crime anymore.
“Please forgive me, I will not do it again”, he pleaded.
In her ruling, Chief Magistrate Igho Braimoh sentenced the convict to 14 years imprisonment without an option.