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Edo: Court Remands 3 Suspects Over Attempted Murder


An Evbouriaria Magistrates’ Court in Benin has remanded Uselu Eseosa, 32, Bright Obasogie, 33, and Godwin Obasogie in prison over attempted murder, stealing and assault on one Osaghise Nosayabmwen.

The Prosecutor, Asp Aigbedion Obakpolor, told the court on Monday that the accused persons, with others at large, committed the offence on July 22, 2014 at Okha II Community in Benin.

Obakpolor alleged that the accused inflicted severe injuries on Nosayabamwen when they beat him with wood, matchet and other dangerous weapons.

He also alleged that the accused stole the sum of N180, 000 from the victim.

Prosecutor also told the court that the accused, with others now at large, had also assaulted one Ogbemudia Eseosa and Joseph Osayande.

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He said the offence contravened section 516, 320, 390 (9), 355 and 86 (2) of the Criminal Code Cap. 48, Vol. II, Laws of Defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo.

The plea of the accused persons was, however, not taken.

The Magistrate, Mr. F.O. Idiake, said the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the case.

He ordered that the duplicate copies of the accused case file should be sent to the Department of Public Prosecution for legal advice.

Idiake remanded the three accused persons to Oko prison and adjourned the case till March 22 for mention.

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