Man who sat on Tor Tiv’s stool jailed for 4 years

by Dolapo Adelana

Stephen Nyitse, a man who sat on the Tor Tiv’s throne shortly before the enthronement of the new king on Saturday in Gboko, Benue, has been jailed for four years.

The 30-year-old was sentenced on Monday after being convicted by a Chief Magistrate Court presided over in Gboko by Justice P. S Chaha.

According to the court the convict was guilty of trespass and impersonating the new Tor Tiv, V, Orchivirigh James Ayatse.

The prosecution while presenting its case said the convict in a confessional statement to the police during interrogation said he was under an evil spell to do what he did on that day.

The trial judge described his action as a disgrace to the Tiv nation for which he deserved no mercy, and sentenced him to serve as deterrent to others.

On Saturday, Nyitse outsmarted security men at the JS Stadium Gboko and sat on the stool prepared for the coronation of the fifth Tor Tiv, James Ayatse.


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