By Chris Njoku
OWERRI – The police in Imo State on Monday arraigned two suspects over the alleged murder of a frontline politician in the state, Hon. Agorua Christopher Eme Eji at Egwe village in Oguta Local Government Area of the state.
Arraigning the suspects, Chimezie Unachukwu, 32, and Onyeamachi Solomon, 27, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police Imo State, the prosecutor, Sergeant Timothy Eke, alleged that on March 11, 2019 at Egwe village in Oguta LGA, the suspects conspired among themselves to commit felony to wit murder thereby committing an offence punishable under section 324 of the criminal code cap 30 vol.11, laws of Eastern Nigeria, 1963 as applicable in Imo State.
According to police prosecutor, in count 2, the suspects were accused of unlawfully killing the deceased by firing loaded guns severally at him and thereby committing an offence punishable under section 319 (1) of the criminal code, cap 30 vol. 11 laws of the Eastern Nigeria 1963 as applicable in Imo State.
The accused persons in count 3, on the same day at Egwe village, while armed with guns and other offensive weapons did rob one Agorua Ifeyinwa Ursula of one Nokia phone, one Samsung phone, a laptop computer values yet to be determined and thereby committing an offence punishable under section 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special provisions) acts cap.R11 laws of the Federal of Nigeria 2004 as applicable in Imo State.
The presiding Magistrate, Naomi J Achinulo, however ordered the remand of the suspects in prison custody and referred the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP.
The case was then adjourned for further hearing on October 31, 2019. (The Nation)