Ebony Court Demands Four For Beating A Police Officer And Stealing A Weapon

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020, Under: News

Ebony Court Demands Four For Beating A Police Officer And Stealing A Weapon

The Ebonya Magistrates’ Court, meeting in Abakaliki, the state capital, returned four defendants on Wednesday for their alleged involvement in the attack on the Ohaukwu acting chief of staff and for the confiscation of police rifles from the community. …

Suspects, Okochukwu Onwe, 23; Onedikachi Onwe, 22 years old; Chinonso Agbo, 25; and Aliese Uchenna, 33, allegedly stole two guns.

They were later arrested by police officers in collaboration with members of the vigilante and were kept cold for a long time at the Ebony State Police Headquarters, Abakaliki, before filing a complaint on Wednesday.

A community source told PUNCH Metro that the attack came after a security meeting at the Ohaukwu council headquarters, Ezzamgbo.

“The thugs disguised themselves as if they wanted to file a complaint with the district commander and used the opportunity to gain access to him. They attacked him, raised his pistol and fled from the scene, ”he added.

Police said the suspects were representatives of the indigenous people of Biafra.

On Wednesday, the suspects were brought to trial on five counts of armed robbery, crime and attempted murder.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Chinedu Mbam, told the court that the offenses were punishable under sections 516A (a); 320 (a); 402 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, ch. 33 Vol. 1, Ebony State Laws in Nigeria, 2010.

Their lawyer, F. M. Nwebo, asked the court to release them on bail.

But Mbam objected to this question on the grounds that the victims “are still seriously ill in the hospital.”

Chief Justice, Ms B.I. Chukwu, said the court did not have jurisdiction to hear the case and ordered the suspects to be sent to the Nigerian Correctional Center, Abakaliki, and their cases to the prosecutor’s office for the necessary decision.

Source: – Punch ng


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