Court remands 2 friends for alleged attempted homicide

A Magistrates’ Court in Adoka, Otukpo LGA of Benue State on Wednesday ordered that two friends, Adikwu Alexander and Ngbede Ogili, be remanded in a correction centre for alleged attempted homicide.

The police charged Alexander and Ogili with conspiracy, causing grievous hurt and attempted culpable homicide.

Magistrate Sonia Yaikyur did not take the plea of Alexander and Ogili for want in the jurisdiction.

Yaikyur directed the police to continue investigations into the matter.

She adjourned the case until Feb 3 for further mention, NAN reports.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Police Prosecutor, Insp. James Ewache told the court that the case was reported by Ms Mary Obiabo of Ogbeche Adoka LGA Benue on Oct 31.

Ewache told the court that the suspect’s accomplices, Adikwu Alexander, Ngbede Ogili, John Ajawu, Egbe Idoko and Gabriel Okwoli, trespassed into the complainant’s compound looking for her son Eche.

On sighting him, the police said, they pursued and inflicted various degrees of injuries on his neck and hands with a machete.

The prosecution said an investigation into the case was still ongoing and prayed to the court for an adjournment.

He said the offence contravenes sections 97, 248 and 230 of the Penal code laws of Benue 2004.

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