Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Pregnant Woman Sentenced To 10-yrs-imprisonment For Bathing

An Umuahia Magistrate Court presided over by Mr. John Ukpai has sentenced a pregnant woman, Ijeoma Amarachi and Johnson Ndubuisi for attacking Mr. Anyalewechi Onwuchekwa with acid.
The court found them guilty of attempt to murder their fellow worker by pouring acidon him. Both Ijeoma Amarachi,Johnson Ndubuisi and Anyalewechi were staff of BAWAS Petroleum Ltd,Umuahia.Ije oma Amarachi, 25 (F), and Ndubuisi Johnson27 (M) were charged on two count charge of conspiracy and attempted murder of one Anyalewechi Onwuchekwe, all staff of Bawas Filling Station at Umuabali, Umuokpara in Umuahia North Local Government Area, Abia state.The prosecution claimedthey committed the offence atBawas Filling Station on September 13, 2008. Delivering the judgment, Chief Magistrate John Ukpai, said his court after reviewingthe submissions by the prosecution and defence counsel was convinced that the accused persons committed the offence as charged.
According to him, “they are callous and wicked. This typeof people should be kept away from the society for sometime” and handed them 10 years imprisonment on each count. But the sentences are to run concurrently but hard labour.
“After reviewing this case and the evidence before me, I am convinced that the two accused persons committed this crime and for doing such,two accused persons are supposed to be kept out the environment where right thinking people stay for sometime”, Ukpai said.
In another charge, U/508/C/2008, the court also sentenced same Ijeoma Amarachi and Kelechi Okorie (M) to 7 years imprison for conspiring to steal N14, 858, 264.58 million property of Bawas Filling Station.

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