Geology graduate jailed 7 years for conspiracy, robbery

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BY SAMUEL OYADONGHA

YENAGOA — A Yenagoa high court presided over by Justice Nayai Aganaba, Friday, sentenced a graduate of Geology from the University of Calabar, Okonkwo Michael, to seven years in jail for conspiracy and robbery of N200,000.

Okonkwo Michael, according to the prosecution, had in 2011 conspired with one Innocent Ebere, trailed a driver and staff of the Bayelsa State Judicial Service Commission, Monday Ikisa, from a first generation bank along the Imgbi road of the state capital and dispossessed him of N200,000 at gun point.

According to the witness, the victim of the robbery attack was trailed on motorcycle and attacked close to the NNPC mega filling station.

But luck ran out on the robbers when the victim of the attack gave them a chase in his vehicle and ran them over along the Azikoro road area.

The motorcycle rider, identified as Innocent Ebere, escaped but Okonkwo Michael was arrested.

According to the prosecution, Okonkwo Michael was in 1999/2000 part of the second batch corps member in the state and had worked as a personal assistant to a serving senator from Bayelsa State.

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