Court remands 2 students, 2 others for attacking ex-Kogi speaker




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LOKOJA – A Lokoja Chief Magistrate Court on ordered remand of four persons — two men and two students — custody of Federal Prisons, Okene, for attacking a former Speaker of Kogi of Assembly.

two students, Shaibu Abdulrahman and Shaibu Abdulazeez and Isah Tijani, 22, labourer and Isah Oseni, 25, businessman, all of Okene, were reported have committed the offence on March 25 Okene.

They were charged with alleged criminal intimidation, assault, theft and political thuggery by the Divisional Police Headquarters, Okene.

According the Police First Information (FIR) read before the court by the Prosecuting Police Officer, Mr C.S. Ayabatu, the accused attacked Alhaji Abdullahi Bello, the former Speaker of Kogi of Assembly, an APC leader, and his entourage while on campaign tour Okene on that day.

The said that Bello reported to the Police at Okene that while he and his entourage were on a visit to the All Progressives Party (APC) chairman the area, one Malam Oneta at his residence Enyinare area of Okene, the and others now at large, attacked him.

He said that the accused, armed with dangerous weapons including guns, cutlasses and axes, invaded Oneta’s premises and inflicted matchet cuts on him and his entourage and damaged three cars, value yet unknown.

The complainant stated that the accused, moving in five vehicles, also proceeded to Inike area of Okene, venue of an and attacked his supporters there and proceeded to Okengwe.

At Okengwe, he said, the accused also attacked his supporters and dispossessed them of two Blackberry and two Nokia handsets valued at N10, 000 cash each.

The police prosecutor, however, said investigation into the offences which run contrary to various sections of the Penal Code and Kogi Kidnapping and Thuggery and Other Related offences Prohibition Act 2010, was ongoing and asked for another date for mention.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Alhassan Husaini of Court II, Lokoja, ordered that the accused be remanded at Medium Security, Federal Prisons, Okene, and transferred the case to Chief Magistrate Court, Okene.

He also adjourned the matter to April 27, for mention. (NAN)

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