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Lawyer Jailed 3 Years For Stealing

Judicial irokoA practicing Nigerian lawyer, George Uboh is to spend the next three years behind bars having been found guilty of criminal breach of trust by Justice Sunday Aladetoyinbo of FCT High Court.

The lawyer was charged on three count of criminal breach of trust contrary to Section 314 of the Penal Code. He was accused of having sold vehicles entrusted to him to run the affairs of Security and Communication Department of the Police Equipment Fund.
Aladetoyinbo, who sentenced Uboh after he pleaded for leniency, was given an option to pay a fine of N1 million.
He said that the convict should also pay a compensation of N12 million to Police Equipment Fund.
The judge held that the convict was sentenced under Section 312 because Section 312 contemplated breach of trust by a servant.
His counsel, Anthony Agbonlahor, told the court that Uboh was bereaved and that his wife who is a nursing mother as well as his mother have been hospitalized.
Agbonlahor appealed to the court not to impose harsh sentence to spare mother’s life.
Prosecuting counsel, Best Ojukwu, asked the court to exercise its discretion judiciously.
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