Monday, 9 July 2012

Court Sentence Pregnant Woman to 17 Years Imprisonment

An Umuahia Chief Magistrate
Court, presided over by Chief
Magistrate, John Ukpai has
sentenced a pregnant woman,
Ijeoma Amarachi, 25 to 17
years imprisonment for
conspiring to attack a man
with acid in addition to
stealing. In the first offence of
acid bath, Ijeoma and another
accused, Johnson Ndubuisi,
said to be her accomplice were
sentenced to 10 years
imprisonment.
In the second charge, Ijeoma
and Kelechi Okorie were
sentenced to seven years
imprisonment each for stealing
the sum of N14 million, property
of their employers. On the
whole, the pregnant woman
would spend 17 years behind
bars for acid bath and stealing,
having been found guilty of the
two offences preferred against
her. The court found her guilty
of conspiring with another to
pour acid on one Anyalewechi
Onwuchekwa, their fellow
worker at Bawas Filling Station
in an attempt to murder him,
While in the second charge, she
was found guilty with another
for stealing the sum of N14
million.
The accused persons, Ijeoma
Amarachi, Johnson Ndubuisi ,
Kelechi Okorie and the acid bath
victim Anyalewechi
Onwuchekwa were all staffers
of Bawas Filling Station, a
division of Bawas Petroleum Ltd
Umuahia. Ijeoma Amarachi, 25
and Ndubuisi Johnson 27 were
brought to court on two count
charge of conspiracy and
attempted murder of
Anyalewechi Onwuchekwa.

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