A state high court sitting in Zaria has sentenced one Ebong Joy Akpan, a staff of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), and her daughter, Inyene Akpan a final-year student of the institution to six-month and seven years imprisonment respectively, for faking a kidnap.
Akpan upon her arraignment had accused the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), ABU Chapter of being behind the act. Those she accused included Muhammad Gimba Alfa, Mohammed Inusa, Lawal Yakubu Hunkuyi, Haruna Mohammed, Salisu Isa, and Rev. J. F Bukkah; all staff of the ABU.
ABU staff and her daughter sentenced to prison for faking a kidnap
Following her arraignment in court, the Chief Magistrate Abdullahi G. Maigamo Esq of the Chief Magistrate Court in Fada, Zaria city found Akpan and her daughter, Inyene, guilty of criminal conspiracy, giving false information with the intent to mislead public servant and fabrication of false evidence.
They were simultaneously sentenced to six-month imprisonment with the option of N25,000 fine and seven years imprisonment with an option of N75,000 fine under section 97(2) and 140 as well as 158(2) of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 1991.