The 30-year-old man who sat on Tor Tiv’s throne shortly before the new king was installed would spend the next four years in jail, a Chief Magistrate Court has ruled.
Stephen Nyitse was handed the sentence on Monday by Justice P. S Chaha in Gboko.
The court held that the convict was guilty of trespass and impersonating the new Tor Tiv, V, Orchivirigh Professor James Ayatse.
According to the prosecution, the convict made a confessional statement to the police during interrogation that he was under an evil spell to do what he did on that day.
The trial judge, Justice Chaha, described the action as a disgrace to the Tiv nation for which he deserved no mercy and sentenced him to serve the term as a deterrent to others.
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