A Geology graduate from the University of Calabar, Okonkwo Michael was on Friday sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a Yenogoa High court for conspiracy and robbery of N200,000.
According to the prosecution, Okonkwo Michael had in 2011 conspired with one Innocent Ebere, trailed a driver and staff of the Bayelsa State Judicial Service Commission, Monday Ikisa, from a first generation bank along the Imgbi road of the state capital and dispossessed him of N200,000 at gun point.
The witness said that the victim of the robbery attack was trailed on motorcycle and attacked close to the NNPC mega filling station but ran out of luck when the victim of the attack gave them a chase in his vehicle and ran them over along the Azikoro road area.
Okonkwo Michael who was unable to escape was arrested but the motorcycle rider, identified as Innocent Ebere escaped.
According to the prosecution, Okonkwo Michael who had worked as a personal assistant to a serving senator from Bayelsa State was part of the second batch of corps member in 1999/2000.