In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 21st, August, 2020

Courtroom Remands Benue APC Lawmaker For Legal Conspiracy, Theft, Abduction

Court Remands Benue APC Lawmaker For Criminal Conspiracy, Robbery, Abduction


Courtroom Remands Benue APC Lawmaker For Legal Conspiracy, Theft, Abduction

The Benue state Home of Meeting member representing Katsina-East State Constituency, Jonathan Agbidye of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been remanded in jail by a Makurdi Chief Justice of the Peace Courtroom for alleged prison conspiracy, armed theft, and abduction.

The lawmaker was arraigned and remanded Friday alongside one Denen Zuamo of Katsina-Ala city for the alleged offences.

On the listening to, the Police Prosecuting Counsel, Mr. Fidelis Ogbobe advised the court docket that on Could 22, 2018, a Toyota Hilux van with registration quantity SWA-215-FM and different valuables belonging to Apin Public Well being Initiatives was snatched at gunpoint together with Katsina/Ala – Tordonga highway in Katsina/Ala Native Authorities Space of Benue State to an unknown vacation spot.

Based on him, “throughout Police investigation, Mr. Agbidye and Zuamo of Katsina/Ala township had been arrested with the stated automobile which had been re-registered with the quantity MKD-992-AD in Makurdi.”

Ogbobe stated police investigation additional reveals that Messr. Agbidye, Zuamo, and others now at massive who allegedly belong to a gang of armed robbers and terrorists headed by one wished kingpin, Terwase Akwaza alias ‘Ghana’ conspired and snatched, robbed and in addition kidnapped the workers of Apin Public Well being Initiatives.

He Mentioned;

Although no plea was taken for need of jurisdiction, the Prosecuting Counsel, advised the court docket that investigation into the matter was ongoing and utilized for one more date to allow the police to finish their investigation.

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Counsel to the accused individuals, Mr. Terhemen Aorabee didn’t oppose the applying however knowledgeable the court docket that he would formally apply for the bail of his purchasers on one other date.

The trial Chief Justice of the Peace adjourned the case to October 12, 2020, for additional point out.

In the meantime, on the time of this report, the accused individuals had been being conveyed to the Federal Correctional Facility in Makurdi pending the applying for his or her bail.

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