Man Gets 4Years Jail Sentence For Sitting on Royal Throne

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Stephen Nyitse who sat on Tor Tiv’s throne before his coronation, has been sentenced to 4 years in prison .
Stephen Nyitse sat on the Tiv’s throne shortly before the new king was installed on Saturday in Gboko, Benue State.
Nyitse was handed the sentence yesterday after being convicted by a Chief Magistrate Court presided over in Gboko by Justice P. S Chaha. The court held that the convict was guilty of trespass and impersonating the new Tor Tiv, V, Orchivirigh Professor James Ayatse. .
According to the prosecution, the convict made confessional statement to the police during interrogation that he was under an evil spell to do what he did on that day. .
The trial judge, Justice Chaha, described the action as a disgrace to the Tiv nation for which he deserved no mercy, and sentenced him to serve as deterrent to others.


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