BREAKING: Court sentences Ameerah to 12-month psychiatric care

A Magistrate Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja has sentenced a lady, Miss Ameerah Sufyan to 12-month psychiatric upon her conviction for making false kidnap claim.

Miss Sufyan had on June 14, claimed, in a Twitter message, that she had been kidnapped, along with 16 others by some men in military outfits.

The police claimed that upon investigation, it was found that Miss Sufyan’s claim was false and that she had been undergoing treatment at a hospital in Lagos for mental health issues, from where she released her Twitter message.

She was arraigned on Wednesday on a one-count charge in which she was accused of misleading the police, an act said to be an offence under Section 140 of the Penal Code.

Miss. Sufyan pleaded guilty when the charge was read to her, following which the prosecutor, James Idachaba tendered a medical report, indicating that the defendant was suffering from a mental illness when she made the false kidnap claim.

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