Two men found guilty of kidnapping a Senator’s wife and two of her female friends in Port Harcourt have been sentenced to life imprisonment.
A High Court sentenced Abel Okoro and Vincent Wilson to life, for kidnapping the wife of Senator George Thompson-Sekibo and two of her female friends without an option of fine.
Trial Judge, Justice E. Thompson, agreed with the position of the prosecution counsel that the confessional statements by the defendants, which revealed how they conspired to commit the crime, were made voluntarily and not by any form of inducement.
Justice Thompson ruled that the court found the accused guilty of counts three and four, which borders on conspiracy, attempted kidnap and kidnap of Princess Asime Sekibo and Everly Awinika-Osai and thereafter sentenced the two to life imprisonment without option of fine.
They reportedly collected the total sum of ten million naira from the family of the victims around Mbiama in Ahoada West before the victims were released.