2 men jailed for criminal conspiracy


A Makurdi Magistrate’s Court on Thursday sentenced two men – Stephen Vagi, 31, and Tersoo Adoon, 28 – to six months imprisonment each, for criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbances and causing grievous hurt.

The Magistrate, Mohammed Ibrahim, handed down the sentence after the duo pleaded guilty to the allegations.

He, however, gave them a fine of N5,000 each.

Earlier, the Police prosecutor, Mr Omaye Ujata, had told the court that Mr Raymong Mbaboy, Special Adviser to Benue Governor on Community Development, had lodged a complaint at the Area Command, Gboko, in which he accused the duo of committing the offences.

“The complaint was lodged by the government official and the case was transferred from Area Command Headquarters, Gboko, to Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Makurdi.

“Mbaboy reported that he was at a thanksgiving mass at his village,…

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