Court remands Kogi traditional ruler, 10 others

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Alleged homicide: Court remands Kogi traditional ruler, 10 others

A Senior Magistrates’ Court in Lokoja on Friday ordered that a 69-year-old traditional ruler in Adavi Local Government, Asema Uka (Otumi-Ajoko) Momoh Nasir and 10 others be remanded in a correctional centre for alleged homicide.

The police charged the traditional ruler and his alleged accomplices with Criminal Conspiracy, Attempted Culpable Homicide, Aiding and Abetting, contrary to sections 97(1) 229, 325 and 89 of Kogi  Penal Code Law.

Senior Magistrate Agatha Shankyula, ordered that they be remanded in the Federal Correctional Facility, Koton-Karfe, Kogi.

She granted a Motion Ex-parte dated and filed Oct. 2, by the prosecution led by Samuel Ikuntanwa, of the legal department of the state command of Nigeria Police.

In her ruling,  Shankyula held that the offence was serious in nature, adding that it had been slated in the affidavit, the need for further investigations.

“It is on this basis that I tried probable course to make this order.

“The suspects are to be…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper