Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Man jailed 45 years for stealing Gov Aregbesola’s N50k phone

A 31 year old named Kevin Ighodalo (pictured above), has been sentenced to 45 years imprisonment by an Osogbo High Court for stealing a Sony Ericsson phone said to be worth about N50,000 belonging to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State. Below is how Punch is reporting it
Ighodalo stole the phone from the pocket of Aregbesola on November 27, 2010, when the governor was being inaugurated at Government Technical College, Osogbo.
Justice Oyejide Falola, who heard the case, found Ighodalo guilty on six counts, which included conspiracy, stealing and fraud.
He was sentenced to 10-year imprisonment for the first three counts and five years for each of the last three which included impersonation, obtaining property by falsehood and collusion.
Falola, who ruled that Ighodalo deserved the jail term, held that the convict used the phone to obtain N500, 000 from the Owa of Ilesa, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran, while he obtained N200, 000 from Mr Shengen Rahman, an associate of the governor.

The jail term, which Falola pronounced will run concurrently, means that Ighodalo will spend the next 10 years behind bars.

Assistant principal state counsel, Mr Biodun Badiora, told the court that the convict had served six-year imprisonment in Ikoyi prison custody in connection with a murder case in 2005.

Counsel to Ighodalo, Mr. Ameachi Ngwu, prayed the court to commit him to community service, stressing that the convict should not be incarcerated but rather be placed where people could see him as a convict.

169 comments:

Oke Igbo said...

Ridiculous...
When the people stealing millions are getting pardoned by the president.
Someone is to serve 45 years for stealing used phone...
Quack judiciary system

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Just wondering how he was able to beat the Governor's security.he must be very good at what he does.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

What kind of judgement is this...why such heavy penalty, what happens to the politicians that steals billions of naira?

www.naijaopenmouth.com

Anonymous said...

What of the guy that stole 25billion. They shud cut that pension guy Head Gbam. Ighodalo shud be put behind bar as well thanks.

Anonymous said...

45 yrs 4 stealin jes a fone of 50,000?? ds country is fuckd up. SMH, sassy

BUKOLA said...

45yrs KE... WHAT IS NIGERIA TURNING INTO.. THE MAN STOLE A PHONE OF 55K AND JAILED FOR 45YRS.. O GA OO. THAT MEANS IF HE STEALS 100,MILLION NAIRA HE WILL BE SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT..............................

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Alicia says... said...

Nigeria going backwards everyday. Issorai

Anonymous said...

So d governor cnt plead on his behalf? What's 50k compared to what nigeria politicians are stealing. Na wa o

Anonymous said...

Wat is dis country turning into? Those dat steal 35billion naira dnt even spend 1 hour in prison but go freely..

Eugenia Ekeji said...

All this people in power, are they not τ̣̣ђё bigger thieves? God is τ̣̣ђё better judge.

Anonymous said...

Buh isnt dah too much......

Anonymous said...

See as im resemble antelope,CRIMINAL!!

Cecilia said...

That too much for the crime.

Anonymous said...

Na wa oooo,

Anonymous said...

him no fit stop to the thief ole versus ole.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? 45yrs...now that's some BS!

Anonymous said...

him no fit stop to the thief. ole versus ole

Anonymous said...

This is just wrong. The people stealing millions are set free. God help us.

Anonymous said...

N700,000 is peanut compared to how much these rogues of governors embezzle. if 10yrs for stealing a gov'nors fone is what he bags, hw long will the gov'nors bag for stealing money from the nigeria public of about 160million?

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm GOD have mercy on us all. Am not supporting d guy dat stole d phone but why not pardon him n serve him a punishment rather dan being so mean to him all bcos its d Governor's phone dat he stole.but d so called gov can get away wit billons of Naira,hard currency without being convicted.GOD is watching oo

Anonymous said...

In as much as I donot condone what he has done! The punishment is unbefitting! Esp wen in d same country sbdy dat defrauded thousands of pensioners, which may have resulted in murders of hundreds gets a flimsy fine of 750k

Anonymous said...

Na wa ooo ds life sef.ds guy doesn't like him sef at all .may God help

Anonymous said...

stealing is bad and all such found should be punish.... i mean any one found should be punish....animal farm.

Sam said...

Sigh! And they give politicians and top government officials a slap on the wrist when they steal millions. Nigeria is deteriorating by the minute.

Anonymous said...

Good for you.
Men are stupid.

Anonymous said...

45 years is too much na! Chai our justice system is wack

Anonymous said...

Seriously smh!!...he served 6yrs imprisonment in connection with murder case..now 45yrs for stealing a sony ericsson phone worth 50k....naija for life!!!....dunno wen we wud start valuing life!

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Justice served is incontrovertible right?

Anonymous said...

I am baffled at the way the courts give punishments in Nigeria. Those who steal billions are given slaps on the wrists while petty thieves are sent to the gallows. stuff like this makes me weep inside. Oh, Nigeria

Anonymous said...

this is ridiculous.45 years in prison is too much for someone that stole the phone thats worth N50,000.The governor himself is not a saint.

Anonymous said...

Stealing is bad whether he stole from governor or neighbor, or even from wife, he should face the law.

Jessica Intoxyka said...

so why don't they sentence all the phone thieves that are caught these days....Mschew!!!

Anonymous said...

so the governor e no dey steal too!!!!

Anonymous said...

I really don't understand this our country. 45 yrs for stealing a phone? It's too much nah. #d

Adonis said...

Lol, 45 damn fuckn yrs for a phone of 50k, yu ar definitely shiting me. Lmao. Dt guy get mind o, to tif frm G Man pocket...

genune said...

See how he's ruined his life. 45yrs imprisonment! Smh, hope people learn frm dis. But our governors wey dey tiff millions nko? Dem deserve life imprisonment den.....

BIG FISH * said...

Beta...... Well deserved judgment....D guy is a big criminal...put nobody should politicize this cos aregbesola is involved...
"STILL WATCHING FROM MY OCEAN

Anonymous said...

Na wa for naija, big man go thief billions dem give bail 5 mil, poor man thief pako, dem go jail am for 50 yrs, haba! Which way nigeria. Stealing is a crime I no but when will all be equal before the law.

Anonymous said...

poor guy, chaiiii. i know stealing is bad but ths judge 4gv d guy 6months and then warning. how about the big looters in 9jah? 45yrs no b beans ooh. chaiii

Anonymous said...

I am baffled at the way the courts give punishments in Nigeria. Those who steal billions are given slaps on the wrists while petty thieves are sent to the gallows. stuff like this makes me weep inside. Oh, Nigeria

nikiloaded said...

its wrong to stael but a 50k phone you send him to 10years the politicians stealing billions are working away with no jail term served , boko haram members killing thousands everyday are been offered amnesty .Smh its well with this country

teebaks007 said...

R u guys kidding me?
The govt official steal billions in this country and i havent heard of any of them convicted.
You are sentencing him cos he stole 50k phone.

Wat a country

Anonymous said...

What non-sense the punishment should be proportional to the crime and this definitely isn't. Steal billions and you get presidential pardon. Absolute non-sense.

Franklin Egbuche said...

Let me get this right; politicians steal billions and are given 6 months, 18 months, 2 and half years sentence, but a commoner gets 45years for stealing 50,000 worth of phone?

Anonymous said...

Who knows the real offence of this man, for all I care this story is jst to cover up the TRUE offence

Oke Igbo said...

Only in Nigeria...
All thieves are equal but some are more equal than others...

bayo coleman said...

That will teach others like him to respect their leader.I believe part of the years terms should be for contempt to the governor.

Anonymous said...

Pension thief that stole billions of naira got a paltry sum to be to regain his freedom. Na wa o! All animals are not equal!

Anonymous said...

Linda I wrote a heart felt piece on ur blog yesterday,u didn't post dm.hope u post ds cause I was irated at ur inaction.the media and their overhyped inaccuracy just to attract traffic.from the charges which was a 6 count charge that individually attract separate penalties.btw,he's only gonna use get a max of ten years.I'm sure if he was in us,its a hundres years,the stolen item is vital and he could be charged for terrorism.linda,abeg post ds,u disappointed me once,don't do it again or I'll take it personal ,lol7,what can I do.

Anonymous said...

Nigeria is just so full of injustice....

So how many in jail for Goodluck and his cronies....

Anonymous said...

Pls free the young boy, Nigeria govt has refused to hlp youths, what of that of Bank ceo that stole trilions of naira frm fed. govt and was given only 3-5yrs impresonmt.after that you see them drivig Rose-roce

Anonymous said...

People don't read? The sentence run concurrently he is serving only 10yrs. Also, he has committed other crimes with the phone like extortion. People need to read the whole story and not get moved by the headlines.

Anonymous said...

But its true ooooo
those once that stole money did not spend their lives in prison, yyy this young boy. Pls punish him nand not 45ys. wicked world if our leaders r not bad n hlping youths, this guy will not steal.

Anonymous said...

Government must be stupid all our money wey dem steal anybody go jail .....nonsense

angel of truth said...

Haba 9ja 45yrs even govnor weh thief self and disguise like woman president wan forgive am no average for this country

Apple said...

LOL! You steal a phone you get 45 years imprisonment, Politicians steal Billions of Pounds they go free..LOL..Madam judge i hope you were well paid by the Governor? That is ACN for you, I am not a Politician but Nigerians should stop and think for a moment what will become of Nigeria if ACN should take over from PDP! ACN are DICTATORS!!! Nigerian Politicians are all RASCALS!

Anonymous said...

THE SENETENCES ARE TO RUN CONCURRENTLY, SO IN ESSENCE HE WOULD ONLY BE SPENDING ABOUT 10 YEARS.

GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES IT SEEMS THE JUDGEMENT IS FAIR, AS IMPERSONATION IS NO SMALL CRIME, IN CERTAIN CASES IT RESULTS IN LIFE IMPRISONMENT. TALK LESS OF IMPERSONATING A GOVERNOR OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC

Anonymous said...

They should just kill this guy. Sentence him to death by whatever.

Anonymous said...

Judicial system. Not justice system..

Anonymous said...

Na wa ooo 4 dis country,I beg 45yrs in prison +31 yrs of age dats 76yrs all2geda,wetin kon remain y dey no jst giv am lyf imprisonmnt...jst bcos its a gov's phn abi? Stealing is nt gud ooo buh nah evrybody b thief including d gov slf..hmmm pity d boi.na God say him time don reach.buh 4 d judge n d gov am sure u'r nt saints n God is watching u all in 4D.

Anonymous said...

Wow.... that's Nigeria for you, Outrageous sentences...When has any Criminal Politician Served a year any any Prison....What rubbish!!

Ade said...

His not going to prison for 45 years. Technically his prison time is only 10 years. It says that the sentence would run concurrently meaning that the prison time for the five counts are running all at the same time. Since the longest sentence is 10 years that is how long he would be in prison.

What I don't get is how the man had been imprisoned for six years in conjunction to a 2005 murder case but stole a cell phone in 2010?

Anonymous said...

My main issue is he stole the phone in 2010 and he is sentenced in 2013 so between that time what was he doing? Was he in custody or what? Will that time be substracted from his jail time?
I feel sorry for him cos 45 yrs is no joke, but he committed a crime, yeah d phone is worth 50k but he scammed other pple and made more money too...
I wish they could reduce it..
Anyways he committed d crime, he should pay for it, cos those pple he defrauded noone knows what they went thru with d loss of their money..
Too bad!

White Pearl said...

Linda ,d guy is an ex-convict who jst got releasd from prison after serving jail term for murder
Before he wnt ahead to steal the governors phone,and he didn't just stop there he started using the phone and sim to de-fraud d governors associates..
The judge only fels people like him shld be kept away from d streets dts all bcos he's Repenting not Repentant. Justice served,shikena #

AMMY said...

Na real wa oh,if u add up all he stole,it will b abt 1million naira.but he gets dat much years in jail.Niaja I hail oh.The poor will always suffer @ d hands of d rich. Mr Gov now dat u are aware, do something fast,d guy shld b rehablitated not put in prison.

ijawgurl said...

Rubbish..lyk dem alll re innocent. Naija for u sha.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that you people never read things properly??? He was charged with multiple offences. His sentences will run concurrently which means he'll spend 10yrs in jail.He's NOT spending 45yrs in prison for heaven's sake!

Anonymous said...

dis is 2bad. Lin lin av u seen full gist on Daniel n stella. U ned 2 read it. An inside gave d gist

Anonymous said...

And those that stole billions of naira gets fine of 50k right?***smh for us

Anonymous said...

Instead of them to be looking n making aims of getting d kidnappers around...they re dere nagging over 50,000 phone....awon Ode gbako....d governor+ the judge(all of dem na thief)

Anonymous said...

wonder how many years the governor will get for stealing public funds .stupid people

Anonymous said...

It very unfair, so should happen to people that steal million in the government, and received state pardon. how much is N50k for such a year prison, how old is the man and let add 45 year to his present age. please let try and speak to this our government to be considerate, and not saying what the man does is very good, but let us be very considerate sometime. 5 year i think is enough for him or even pardon him.

okorodudu said...

*Steal a phone worth N50k and spend the next 10yrs in jail

*Murder someone and spend the next 6yrs in jail

*Steal N2bn and spend 7 months in jail

Now Linda, this is the scenario you should be asking your Libbers to pick from, not choose btw paying N5m or go to jail for 3 months

Rameeycute said...

Poor man thief maggi na life imprisonement, reach man loot nation's fund na federal govt pardon e get or mke him pya 750k, na God go punish una wth this ur judgement of using sledge hammer to kill a fly. If u wanna clean this nation y not start frm Oga @ d top? Linda post my comment oooooo

OlᵘwᵃDᵅᵐ!lᵒlᵃ said...

Ex government (Alaiye-messiah) abi wetin be hin name stole more than this oo..but more case 2005??? Lipsealed...

Emmanuel Okechukwu emechete said...

foolish Governor. where are the burseries for the osun State indigenes?

Anonymous said...

*Linda, LIBers are oversimplifying the comparison btwn billion naira crimes and thousand naira once. This guy was sentenced based on the law of the land. Remember that he is a repeat offender hence a danger to the society. He not only stole the phone but dupped people with it. You can argue for stiffer penalties for large money criminal but not less once for repeat/ dangerous offenders like this guy. If you've ever been their victim, you will understand what i'm saying

Anonymous said...

U guys shuld go back n read carefully. Stealing was nt ok for him yet he went on to impersonate wit d gov's phone collecting money frm pple.he deserve wht he got when he is done wit d jail term am sure he will stay away frm crime forever

Timi Johnson said...

I can't help but laugh... Kekekekekekekeke

Zaynab Maleek said...

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Anonymous said...

I tire for the comments here. It's either the people are illiterates or just refuse to address the main issue. Linda I also blame you and other bloggers for the misleading title. The man was jailed for the fraudulent activities he carried out with the phone. All of you spewing rubbish here, let someone dupe you of ordinary 100k, you'll see what it feels like to be duped. Linda I respect you, but sometimes you post without thinking, or you post misleading titles just to get traffic on your blog. Arent you rich and famous already? Stop being greedy

Anonymous said...

big fish?! seriously??!!! well deserved???u sentence a man to 45yrs for stealing a fone worth 50k n sm1 who steals ova a billion dint get anythn close to half of this judgement n u call dis "well deserved judgement"???i bliv d size of a fish's brain is pea-sized!

Anonymous said...

So absurd! Stealing is not a good fing for cryin out loud d fone is jes 50k, mr Governor shd raise his hand if he has neva in his life steal b4, takin meat frm ur mamas pot without her consent na stealing joor... Kmt, nigeria is full of shit. 45 years imprisonment, I'm sure he's not gonna witness d release cz he go don old

Anonymous said...

welcome to nigeria

Anonymous said...

welcome to nigeria

Anonymous said...

When are Nigerians going to stop allowing these kind of act
ivities, how can we be slaves in our own country?. There is no justice when the judiciary sees man instead of the law.

Anonymous said...

wait o 50k and jail nah wah o

Anonymous said...

Don't mind them, educated dummys.Products of miracle exam centres.

Anonymous said...

Aregbe no get bodyguards? How wld a common person av muvd so close to him 2 d extent of stealing 4rm his pocket? D case shld b reviewed. O'judiciary... O'idiots

tolly jones said...

very sad justice in nigeria is so fucked up d judicary should send d judge home for one year with out salary come on this is bad

amina said...

i know wat the guy did was wrng but the court judgement is totally unfair...its injustice.......were wus the 50k gotten from*lip sealed*

Anonymous said...

Just for some fucked up fone. God will definitely punish y'all

MENTO said...

all i know is that they all die with afflictions...linda luv pls post my comment.

Adriel said...

Welcome to Nigeria; a country full of hypocrites & weak leaders, corrupt judiciary system & a failed presidency. U steal billions of pension fund (money meant for poor old men & women to keep body & soul together) & u get a slap on ur wrist, u steal a 50k phone & u get 45yrs in jail. Oh did I mention bombing of thousands of innocent Nigerians & getting amnesty offer as compensation? I detest this country

Anonymous said...

Shuuuoooooo!! when thieving politicians work the streets free.

Jaie said...

What the hell are you all saying? Can't u see what he did with the stolen fone? This guy can kill for money for crying out loud.
Agree,we have lots of corrupt leaders in our system,who haven't faced penalty for their crimes, but that doesnt make this guy's crime justifiable. He's even served 6yrs jail term b4. Dis guy is a die hard unrepentant criminal for Godsake.
Its quite unfortunate our system is so corrupt that if a common man criminal is convicted justly, we cry foul play n talk abt corrupt politicians instead of being happy that we rid d society of one mor criminal. Wat a shame nigeria.

Anonymous said...

45 years is a bit extreme but he definitely deserves some treatment for stealing and defrauding!

B

Adonis said...

Guy wetin u de speak hia sef?

Anonymous said...

Forget it, the guy is a thief and deserve the judgement. All you thieves out there watch out, cos one day , you must surely be caught. Do you know how many more persons he duped with the govenor's phone? If you ve been a victim you will understand why he was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. I rest my case.

Anonymous said...

That guy should not be jailed for more than 6 months, and all our political leaders should be shot dead, period. They steal money way more than that phone!! Our legal system need to be reformed. The judge is unfair, shame of the justice system!

Anonymous said...

Same thing

Anonymous said...

most of u on here r plain hypocrites!! wateva he stole, bottomline he stole, nt because politicians steal more that he shud steal small, he isnt the only one in nigeria that needs things the fast way.
maybe if he stole even 5k from y'all talkin, i bet u wud all want justice

Anonymous said...

U nor dey see? 10yrs not 45 years pls.

Anonymous said...

I am in no way supporting this guy, but will this governor take his son to court if he stole 10million naira from him? This punishment is too harsh. That's why God will continue to punish thos greedy politicians who steal from poor Nigerians and are allowed to go free. The Almighty is watching

Abimbola Adebayo said...

He is serving the jail term concurrently, so he should be out by 10years. abimboladebayo.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Jokers

Abimbola Adebayo said...

He is serving the jail term concurrently, so he should be out in 10years. abimboladebayo.blogspot.com

Abimbola Adebayo said...

He is serving the jail term concurrently, so he should be out in 10years. abimboladebayo.blogspot.com

Olorunleke Ajibulu said...

Na wa Oooo for this type of judgment just because of use phone 45years imprisonment were they are still granting state pardon to the thief that carry nigeria money to lured in overs na wa for nija lol

Anonymous said...

What of those top political looters? What will happen to them? Corrupt judge. You are a quack and sycophants. 45 years for just for stealing an old rickety outdated sony ericson. Governor, why not allow this poor innocent man to go since you have refused to give him work. Who is going to count your own charges for all the government money you stole? Sensible nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Dem dey mad ni. The judge gan na idiot. Our judiciary system needs to be looked into seriously.....just a bunch of stupid individuals with no sense of reasoning. D stupid pple stealin millions r bein let off easy, while a petty thief gets extreme punishment. Leave dem for God, dem don forget say we go all answer for our doings.

Anonymous said...

The judgement was wrong, I guess the Judge was drunk when pronouncing the judgement, I guess he will have a rethink when his eyes are clear.

Anonymous said...

It means that the governor's security was very weak then or that they were involved in the act. Oga governor, if you can dish out this kind of punishment to this guy for your phone, I wonder what will be of you when you are finally out of office and EFCC finds out the billions that disappeared mysteriously out of the states savings under your control, are actually traced back to your account out of the country. What would be your sentence by this same judiciary? God help the poor.

saint phonsz said...

in shyna's voice:poor man wey thief maggi omo we go see him face for crime fighter, rich man wey theif money omo we no dey see their face for crime fighter .......

Anonymous said...

ђaτ̅ a hell, jst 50k phone. ђaτ̅ of dos who A̶̲̥̅Ʀε̲̣̣̣̥ stealn billions. Dat gov must b very stingy which means he can't even giv beggar 5 naira. Der is sumthn behind d judgement. Ur days A̶̲̥̅Ʀε̲̣̣̣̥ number

Anonymous said...

Lol they have not really said where the governor lost his phone. He better talk. How can the guy beat his SSS staffs n remove phone from his pocket.hw many governors carry der phones demsef. Lol I heard d governor was charging his phone @ a local barber shop when the phone went missing ...

Anonymous said...

Am not support what the 31 year boy did is total wrong, if we have some one that is bold and can beet all the so call security the governors aregbesola should pardon hint.
When a man steal gov handset in his pocket where were the security, what duty are giving to the governor security to do Mr judge what panarty giving to the security. Why is it that only the poor service heavy punishment and those that steal million and billion go free. Human right what are you doing on such issue

Anonymous said...

let's do the mathematics. if someone gets 45years for 50k how many years should someone that stole 1 billion get. In Nigeria the answer is 2 yrs.
1b, 20b or 50billion ($ or N) get 2 yrs or get pardon or fined 1m.

Anonymous said...

Linda u better use this medium to write against this crazy act. How can sone who steals billions be left unpunished or be given months in jail and yet this guy is sentenced to 45 years? This is crazy!! Everyone shld rise and speak against this..

D'taliban said...

Moral of the story:
criminal law in Nigeria is meant 4 d poor.lobaatan!

Anonymous said...

rubbish

Tosynos said...

45 years just because of a 50k phone? It makes NO SENSE! Totally unjust!

The guy should be punished fairly.

Anonymous said...

For this guy to beat the heavy and tight security protocols and tap from a governor,he's worth working with the SSS. smart guy

sayo said...

issorai...i understand. He's reppn aregbe @ d prison

geeluv said...

Omo c setup jor....So Aregbesola no get body guards?mtchhhhwww What rubbish!!a 31yr old defraud som governors co-thiefs wit same governors number…4 jst 500,ooo $ 200,oook mtchwww so unrealistic…the poor keep suffrn 4 d sin’s of d mighty govt thiefs,45yrs haba dats wickedness in high places!!Injustice/ $ dat peson talkn trash about Linda $ lukn 4 traffic on her blog must b 1 of d Co- thiefs himself+ all of u dat bear witness 2 injustice ur judgemnt is "tripple" even in hell

Anonymous said...

Quoting Babasola Kuti
"For stealing a N50,000 Sony Ericsson phone belonging to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, a 31-year-old Kelvin Ighodalo has been sentenced to 45-year imprisonment by an Osogbo High Court.

Facebook reporters sensationalising stories but then again punch is guilty of doing the same..any fool who can read knows the following facts were clearly stated..
How can you pretend to have missed the following:

1. Justice Oyejide Falola, who heard the case, found Ighodalo guilty on six counts, which included conspiracy, stealing and fraud.

2. He was sentenced to 10-year imprisonment for the first three counts and five years for each of the last three which included impersonation, obtaining property by falsehood and collusion.

3. Falola, who ruled that Ighodalo deserved the jail term, held that the convict used the phone to obtain N500, 000 from the Owa of Ilesa, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran, while he obtained N200, 000 from Mr Shengen Rahman, an associate of the governor.

4. The jail term, which Falola pronounced will run concurrently, means that Ighodalo will spend the next 10 years behind bars.

5. Assistant principal state counsel, Mr Biodun Badiora, told the court that the convict had served six-year imprisonment in Ikoyi prison custody in connection with a murder case in 2005.

Please you people should go back to school."

Anonymous said...

linda dear, the jail term is to run concurrently so why did u say he will spend 45years in jail. nobody can legally spend that amount of years in jail becos even life imprisonment runs for 20years. so this man in question is to spend 10years and not 45yrs and mind u, he still has a right to appeal. linda stop misdirecting pple, abeg

Anonymous said...

Then all governors and their officials should to jail forever. cos they steal more than that. rubbish

geeluv said...

Haba lindy wetn I do u na..upload my comment na..haff been watchn uooo

Anonymous said...

DeMyk Says: Let us not allow our emotions or hatred for the thieving ruling class becloud our logical sense of reasoning. A second time offender is almost going to be a serial offender. What other pardon does this guy need? He has gone to jail before now for murder, he stole this phone and did not sell it for 5k like most petty thieves would but instead was impersonating the governor and swindling people and you think he deserves pity? If a certain James who had been convicted twice in London had been giving 45 years when he also stole building materials in Nigeria, Delta state would have been spared the Ibori menace. The jail term which serves him right is running concurrently so he gets ONLY 10yrs. And a thief is never innocent because a bigger thief was not caught..

Volt.. said...

Being a nigerian thief, there are two things involved, its either u are a big thief or u are a small thief, if u are a big thief u are safe, but if u are a small thief there are two things involved, its either u steal from the masses or u steal from the politicians, if u steal from the masses u are safe, but if u steal from the politicians there are two things involved, its either u are sent to a prison or shot to death, if u are sent to a prison u are safe, but if u are shot to death, there is only one thing involved, u shall go to hell..Gbam

Anonymous said...

Complete BS. The characters in the Nigerian law system are seriously flawed. How much did this useless justice to the society get from this governor and why is this governor allowing such ruling? In America is not 45 years sentence to show you have power(as in the governor) it is an opportunity to learn and improve the security system around the governor.

Anonymous said...

Dear Linda I will be great full, u can get a reaction from the Nigeria Bar Association in respect to what there colleague did

Anonymous said...

It is sad in this day that people are only interested in sensationalism aspect of events. The guy sentenced was an ex-convict who was pardon to go and sin no more only for him to steal the Governor's phone and not only that he used the Governor's line to dupe people in the range of millions. For the sake of our children who are being fed half information by the press. I believe Linda and the likes have the responsibility of reporting not only events but the true and details of events as it unfolds.

Anonymous said...

Dear Linda I will be great full, u can get a reaction from the Nigeria Bar Association in respect to what there colleague did

Anonymous said...

This crime does not deserve the punishment. A lot high handed I would say. Since they are set on upholding the law, the governor should turn himself in for ....... whatever misappropriation has been done under him

Anonymous said...

If the jail sentence is carry out for stealing a fone worth 50,000,,,,,,,,,, then there should be a jail sentence of 80yrs for money laundering. May God help us all....

BLOGLORD said...

45 years?????????? is that what I read or my glasses is failing?

Omo Dem Say said...

He gets such a sentence for stealing a phone.. dont mean to judge, but if Nigerian leaders are corrupt on average, what should the Governors themselves be sentenced to ?

lynda said...

So now all thieves, rapists, murderers, kidnappers should no longer serve jail terms again for their crimes? Moreover if you read & understood the story, u 'll see that he used the phone to dupe other people while impersonating the governor. Finally the sentences are concurrent, so he serves 10yrs.

Anonymous said...

anon 11:19, sharrap there, wat is ur own. sabinus oshi!

lynda said...

So now all thieves, rapists, murderers, kidnappers should no longer serve jail terms again for their crimes? Moreover if you read & understood the story, u 'll see that he used the phone to dupe other people while impersonating the governor. Finally the sentences are concurrent, so he serves 10yrs.

PurpleHart said...

My thoughts precisely

MY TURN said...

They should fire all the security operatives that allowed him pass through to steal the phone... Flog him please don't jail him naaaah haba

Anonymous said...

All Nigeria's have the spirit of stealing in them ... how do I know ...from all the comments made on this post ...it confirms all supports corruption and majority are part of the system.

Anonymous said...

its not 45 years naaa. they said he is serving them togeda....he has 10 years then 5years on five counts....so altogeda serves 10 years for stealing governor fne..na wa...even then for 50 k fone wen others dey still billions....even governors who steal get less

Anonymous said...

He gets 45 years over a damn phone, yet the governors and other politicians are getting away with murder. The judge is an arse hole, Im not saying the man should not be punished for stealing but 45 years is ridiculous..Thats why Nigeria is failing, lets lock people who commit minor crimes forever and let boko haram and other arse holes politicians in naija get away with murder...come on now 45 over a damn cell phone...The juge can kiss my arse.

Nelie said...

Tnk u very much jaie,u spoke ma mind,n yes pls politicians loss phones a lot in functions.the problem here isn't just dat he stole the fone,but what he did with it.

Anonymous said...

Nonsense... foolish people

Anonymous said...

it is obvious that this guy is wrong and should serve jail time. but i would just like to know how many years all these thieves we have as politicians are going to spend in jail

Anonymous said...

45 years, that is too much jare. I read something about it on New24 too. I need to talk to uncle Rauf. 36months is okay jare not 45years. The judge is very silly for saying that, the foolish boy himself is a thief ooo.

Anonymous said...

i would also like to say that this story sounds rather fake. it has come to my knowledge that anyone can be framed in this life so learn not to judge. any of you on here can wake up to find out that you have been accused of murder or some other crime

CommonSense said...

45 years for a phone....what nonsense! The Nigerian judiciary is filled with criminals beacause there is no justice in this ruling not even by any stretch of the imagination....

Anonymous said...

Uhnmmmm... I wonder what we learn @ school. Its really a shame. Simple English...CONCURRENTLY...please if you do not understand this, ask someone who does.

10 Signs Of An Abusive Relationship said...

This is ridiculous, how many years do our governors spend in prison for stealing billions of naira?

Anonymous said...

Nigerian Judiciary a disgrace to my father's land...they are the cause of all this our problems of corruption...you can imagine this this weak judgement, when his so called learned colleagues are Ghana must going billions...

Anonymous said...

AaaaAbeg!!!!! Let us hear word jawe... Useless set of nudniks. I so much despise, detest, dislike ds country called NIGeria nt to tuk abt dt gud 4 notin state cald Osun. Crude state with crude brained leaders.

Anonymous said...

This is so funny. Thank you Oke igbo when people stealing billions are getting pardoned. How could he have taken a phone from the Governors pocket, that sounds ridiculous, i mean even with the security. Mehn dis country is fucked. SMDH

Tayo Sehindemi said...

if u think about it, for him to have been able to get that close to steal a phone he could also have been able to kill the governor.. he deserves 100 yrs sef.. all u people sitting in ur living room chairs and calling politicians rogues, come out and contest, lets vote for u and see if u would do better nah... jonathan was probably calling atiku a rogue before he got into power too...

Anonymous said...

Dis country is. Akward,he shd be jailed buh d years is too much compare to crime,and again ao could d man steal it!how?

Valerie Omorodion said...

smh, see our judicial ambition. the whole federal system in Nigeria is just a joke. phone kwa? *hiss*

Anonymous said...

All i can say is dat i dont think u can quantify the information he stole from the fone and not the cost of d fone it self

people like me keep all personal info , my wife's info, so as my kids info because my fone is d cheapest and most trust worthy PA u can get in the market.

Just imagine the things he'ld have seen there e.g. Daddy d doc found a tumor in my brain. Yet ppl r saying let him go

Adetunji olusola Adeusi said...

He Ȋ̝̊̅§ serving just 10years jail term. Pls read very well...he was charged on 6 counts with
judgment given for each count... †he sentence Ȋ̝̊̅§ to run concurrently......whch sums up to jst 10yrs...

Anonymous said...

He Ȋ̝̊̅§ serving just 10years jail term. Pls read very well...he was charged on 6 counts with
judgment given for each count... †he sentence Ȋ̝̊̅§ to run concurrently......whch sums up to jst 10yrs...

adedamola adedun said...

If that's the case all governors and president of Nigeria should be jailed for every 50k they have stole, abeg people help me do the maths and sentence this unlawful nigerian government, kmt

adedamola adedun said...

If that's the case all governors and president of Nigeria should be jailed for every 50k they have stole, abeg people help me do the maths and sentence this unlawful nigerian government, kmt

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