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Court remands 3 men over alleged assault on police officers

14 July 2015, 16:06

Nasarawa - A Mararaba Upper Area Court on Tuesday remanded three men- Mathew Ochigbo, 35; Derick Agbo, 34, and Friday Agbo, 27, for allegedly assaulting two police officers.

The accused persons who reside at Mararaba, Nasarawa State are standing trial on a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, assault on police officers, obstruction and resisting arrest.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Stephen Kwaza told the court that one Insp. Malilta Irabor and Sgt. Adume Ibrahim both attached to the ‘A’ Divisional Police Station reported the matter at the Sani Abacha Police Station on July 11.

He said that the accused persons conspired among themselves and attacked the two police officers at Zimo hotel, Mararaba, while performing their lawful duties.

Also read: Tailor in court for alleged assault, damage to property

Kwaza said that one of the accused, Ochigbo resisted arrest when the police came for him in respect of an alleged case of criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The prosecutor said that the third accused, a security guard, obstructed the officers by locking the hotel’s gate.

He said that the offences contravened sections 97, 267, 149 and 172 of the Penal Code.

The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty.

Presiding Judge Vincent Gwehemba, ordered the suspects to be remanded in prison and adjourned the case till July 16 for ruling. 



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