Court remands man, 29, in prison for alleged destruction of property

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ENUGU – An Enugu Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded one Sunday Nwankwo, 29, of no definite address in prison for alleged destruction of property.

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The accused was arrested for allegedly damaging a car windscreen belonging to one Abbas Akila.

Nwankwo, who pleaded guilty to the one count-charge, said he was led by a spirit to carry out the act.

The prosecuting counsel, Mr Cajethan Ugwu, told the court that the matter was reported to the New Heaven Police Station, Enugu on Oct. 16, 2013.

Ugwu said the complainant was not in court because he had an emergency meeting at his place of work to attend.

When the matter came up for hearing, Nwankwo told the court that it was the spirit of God that led him into destroying the car, saying he was asked to go and destroy shrines and gods as Gideon was told to do in the Bible.

“I was asked to go and destroy shrines, oracles and any other small gods around but as I moved out of the house, I saw myself destroying someone’s car at the traffic along Ebeano tunnel.

“In fact, I did not know what I was doing because it was the work of the Spirit of God and I beg the court to pardon me let me go back to my people in Ebonyi where I came from,” he said.

The Magistrate, Mrs Victoria Okoye, said that since the complainant was no longer coming for this matter and owing to the fact that the accused was not of a sound mind, she would adjourn the case once to see if anyone could take him back to his home town.

She said that from all what the accused said, it showed he came from Ebonyi, adding that he also claimed not to know the address of his sister in Enugu whom he came to visit.

She adjourned the matter till May 15 to decide on the matter. (NAN)

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