BENIN CITY-An Ogbeson Magistrate Court sitting in Benin City yesterday remanded the Chief Priest (Ohen) of Ohovbe Community in Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo State Chief Amadasun, 54, and three others in prison custody over an alleged murder attempt on one Yusuf Sule in Ohovbe Quarters, Benin City, Edo State.
In the charge numbered Megb/100/2018, the seven count charge bordering on attempted murder, unlawful shooting, breach of peace, threat to life and unlawful assault on one Anapi Saleh, which the prosecutor said is punishable under section 320, 516, 355, 517, 249, 86 and 27 of the Criminal Code.
“That you Eghe Imariagbe, Efosa Aimufua and others now at large on the 22nd day of December, 2017 at about 1900hrs at Ohovbe quarters, Benin City, Edo State in the Ogbeson magistrate district did conspired amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit: attempted murder and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 516 of the criminal code Cap 48.“That you Joseph Amadasun and Osazee Edomwonyi on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did armed yourselves with a cutlass and threatened the life of one Chief Osa Amadasun in his residence and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 86 of the criminal code Cap 48, vol. 11 laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976, as applicable in Edo State”. The counts read in parts.
The Chief Magistrate, His Wardship T.O Omoruyi therefore remanded the accused persons to prison custody.
However, a mild drama ensued when count 4 and 5 charges were read to the accused persons, the counsel Kingsley O. Owie to the 3rd and 4th accused persons (Joseph Amadasun and Osazee Edomwonyi, respectively) argued that the charges had no bearing on his clients.
Having listened to the submission of their counsel, the trial Magistrate, T.O Omoruyi admonished Kingsley O. Owie to forward their complaints to the Department for Public Prosecution for advice.
The case was however adjourned to the 13th February, 2018 for mention.