Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Woman Sentenced For Stealing Five Kids In Anambra

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A 42-year-old woman, Victoria Enwerem, has been jailed for allegedly stealing five children between ages of 9, 7, 3, 10 and 8 years old in Onitsha, Anambra State

Enwerem was arraigned before Children, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Court in Awka, Anambra State over a-3 count charge of conspiracy to steal children; fraudulently enticing away and habouring children and forcefully isolating the children from lawful possession of their parents.

The offences are punishable under Criminal Code, Laws of Anambra State of Nigeria, 1991, and Violence Against Persons (Prohibition and Protection) Laws of Anambra State, 2017 respectively.

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Delivering judgement on the case, Presiding Chief Magistrate, Genevieve Osakwe said the accused was found guilty of the three charges brought against her.

She slammed the defendan with 4 years imprisonment in count 1; 8 years imprisonment in count 2; and a term of 6 months imprisonment in count 3, declaring all sentences would run concurrently, without option of fine.

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