Police charge false information peddlers to court


JB Kokumo, Edo State Commissioner of Police

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

The Police in Benin, Edo State has arraigned four persons before an Oredo Magistrates Court, for alleged conspiracy and giving false information bordering on diversion of public funds.

The accused persons, Jonathan Owaibor (58), Egharevba Jacob (54), Flora Oyakhilome (49) and Goodluck Uwaifo (42), are facing a two-count-charge, an offence punishable under section 125 (A)(1) of the criminal code, Laws of the defunct Bendel State.

According to the police prosecutor, Inspector P. Agbonifo, the accused persons had on December 15, 2015, in a written statement made at the AIG Zone 5 office in Benin, in the Oredo Magistrate district, falsely accused one Solomon Oboh, John Ehigie Jacob, Eliss Igodan, J.N. Okeke (Mrs.) and Charles Awodu, of diversion of N1 million.

The court was told that the written statement was aimed at…

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