Court denies bail to Nyanya school bus hijack suspects

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ABUJA – An FCT High Court on Wednesday refused the bail application of the two suspected terrorist who alleged  hijacked “The Vine International Academy, Nyanya, school bus. The suspects were Victor Essein, 39, of Udobana Street, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, and  Bassey Uboh, 49, of Iwuru Village, Akankpa Local Government Area of Cross River. In his ruling, Justice Velantine Ashi, held that “there is nothing urgent in this application’’. Ashi, who is a vacation judge, refused the application for bail, remanded the accused persons at the Kuje Maximum Prison and returned the case to the trial judge.

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[eap_ad_1] The Counsel of the accused persons, Mr Omoloja Adegoke, had filed a motion for bail pending their arraignment. Prosecutor John Ijagbemi had opposed the application for bail, arguing that the accused persons were been tried of felony. According to him, the offence attracts a maximum punishment pursuant to Section 6 (b) of the Robbery and Firearms (special provision Act) and the Section 341 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The case, earlier been slated for July 24 before Justice Sylvanus Oriji, could not hold because of the JUSUN strike. (NAN)


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