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In Kogi Fake doctor bags life jail for kidnapping ex-employer's son

He made himself the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the clinic, admitted and treated patient as a qualified medical doctor.

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A fake doctor is an agent of death

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Kogi 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 Kogi High Court V handed down the sentence on Wednesday in Lokoja.

Adeika was on June 2 convicted for kidnapping Master Sunday from his parents’ residence in Ajaokuta.

Musa held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that the convict masterminded and executed the kidnap of 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 outfit.

The convict was said to have later established Omega Clinic, Itobe in Ofu Local Government Area of the state.

He made himself the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the clinic, admitted and treated patient as a qualified medical doctor.

The prosecution also told the court that on March 15, 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, told the court that investigation led to the arrest and prosecution of the convict.

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

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

The judge accordingly sentenced the convict to life imprisonment without option of fine.

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