Man who sat on Tor Tiv’s chair sentenced to 4 years in prison

Coming after he was banished forever from the Tiv tribe of Benue State, 30-year-old Stephen Stephen Nyitse, has bagged a 4-year jail sentence for sitting on the throne of the leader of the Tiv tribe, during the new Tor Tiv’s installation last Saturday.

Stephen, who alleged that he was under an evil spell while being interrogated at the
Police State, was found guilty of trespass and impersonating the new Tor Tiv, V, Orchivirigh Professor James Ayatse.

According to Justice Chaha, he described the action as a disgrace to the Tiv nation for which he deserved no mercy, and sentenced him to serve as deterrent to others.