After a protracted legal battle, the Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Okoita, Ibiono Ibom local government area, yesterday sentenced a 34-year-old man to 10 years in imprisonment for abducting his cousin, a six year-old boy, who was sold and was yet to be found.
Kingsley Etim Eyo, a native of Ikot Otoinyie village in LGA, was convicted, having been found guilty by the Court, presided over by Justice Okon Okon.
The particulars of the offence show that the convict and one other accomplice, had on 19th July, 2018 abducted the six year-old Goodnews Kufre Essien, from the custody of his mother, who had sent him to buy Garri in Ikot Otoinyie village, Uruan.
He had pleaded not guilty to the charge leading to the full trial with the prosecution team from the State Ministry of Justice, led by Barrister Comfort Udo, an assistant director of prosecutions, calling three witnesses.
The prosecution also tendered four exhibits, including the Police investigation report dated 20th September,…
Source: Leadership Newspaper