Praise Gelson and Usman Garba were given a seven-year prison sentence by a high court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for breaking into the residence of former president Goodluck Jonathan’s wife, Patience, and stealing property worth millions of naira.
This was mentioned in a ruling made by Justice Adolphus Enebeli, who also found Tamunoala Alatoru guilty and sentenced her to six months in prison for failing to perform her duties.
Three counts of conspiracy, armed robbery, and attempted murder of the former President’s wife were brought against the defendants in court some time in November 2022.
The trial judge, Justice Ebebeli, in his judgment, found Gelson and Garba, who were the first and third defendants, guilty of armed robbery and attempted murder, noting that the prosecution counsel proved his case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Ebebeli also ruled that the prosecution proved his case against Alatoru who was the second defendant, especially on negligence in her duties and therefore should be sentenced to six months imprisonment.