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Man bags 10-year jail for illegal possession of firearms in Bayelsa

A Bayelsa State High Court sitting in Yenagoa has sentenced a 32-year-old man, Erenyanate Wealth Godday, to 10 years imprisonment for unlawful possession of firearms.…

A Bayelsa State High Court sitting in Yenagoa has sentenced a 32-year-old man, Erenyanate Wealth Godday, to 10 years imprisonment for unlawful possession of firearms.

The convict, an indigene of Nembe-Bassambiri in Nembe LGA of Bayelsa State, carried out an armed robbery operation at a Filling Station located at Amarata axis of Yenagoa, the State capital on April 11, 2023.

The police prosecution team told the court that the convict was subsequently arrested at his residence at Imgbi Road on April 28, 2023, by men of the Anti-Kidnapping unit of the State Police Command and charged to court.

According to the charge sheet, during a search of his house, a locally fabricated English Beretta pistol with three rounds of .9mm ammunition was recovered by police operatives.

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The presiding judge, Justice Mike Ikabe of Court 13, sentenced Erenyanate Wealth Godday to 10 years in prison.

 

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