Burglars jailed seven years for robbing wife of former president Jonathan

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A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced one Praise Gelson and Usman Garba to seven years imprisonment for breaking into the home of the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, to steal valuables worth millions of naira.

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 The court presided over by Justice Adolphus Enebeli also convicted and sentenced one Tamunoala Alatoru to six months imprisonment for negligence to her duties.

The defendants were arraigned sometime in November 2022, before the court on three counts of conspiracy, armed robbery and attempted murder of the former President’s wife.

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The trial judge, Justice Ebebeli, in his judgment, found Gelson and Garba, who were the first and third defendants, guilty of armed robbery and attempted murder, noting that the prosecution counsel proved his case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Ebebeli also ruled that the prosecution proved his case against Alatoru who was the second defendant, especially on negligence in her duties and therefore should be sentenced to six months imprisonment. (Punch)

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