Merciless Judgement? Man Who Sat on Tor Tiv’s Throne Sentenced to Prison in Benue…See Details
A 30-year-old man who sat on the Tor Tiv’s throne shortly before the new king was installed on Saturday in Gboko, Benue State, has been sentenced to prison.
A man identified as Stephen Nyitse, on Saturday, committed an abormination when he was caught for sitting on the Tor Tiv’s throne shortly before the new king was installed on in Gboko, Benue State.
While speaking to security personnel under interrogation, Nyitse had said he was prompted by God to cleanse the stool for the new king. “I sat on the stool in order to cleanse it and make it comfortable for the incoming Tor Tiv,” he said.
The 30-year-old who was later reportedly barnished from the Tor Tiv kingdom, has been jailed for four years. He was handed the sentence on Monday 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 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.
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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