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Makurdi Court remands 10 for murder

03 July 2012, 14:47

Benue - A Makurdi Chief Magistrates' Court on Tuesday ordered that 10 persons, including the son of a police officer be remanded in prison custody for allegedly killing two persons.

The suspects were said to have shot the two persons Oluckukwu Atama and John Dakpokpo during robbery.

The Police Prosecution, Sgt. Michael Ewoh, told the court that one Festus Okenwa, reported the case to the ‘B’ Division Police Station, Makurdi.

The complainant told the police that a group of persons numbering about 15 armed with guns, axes and cutlasses, attacked and shot the victims, who died on the spot.

According to him, the accused persons also shot one Emmanuel Okoro on his right shoulder and he sustained bullet wounds as a result.

The prosecution said the accused were arrested in connection with the offence and discovered that one of them was a police officer’s son.

He, however, said that the rest suspects were still at large.

The prosecution said the offences were contrary to Sections 97 and 221 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue, 2004.

However, when the case came up for mention, pleas were not taken for want of jurisdiction.

Prosecution said investigation was still in progress and asked for another date for mention.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Dan Ogo, adjourned the case to July 11, for mention.



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