Warri chief arraigned for assault, destruction of property

The police in Edo State on Tuesday arraigned Johnson Atseleghe, the top of Ikaye neighborhood within the oil-rich Ologbo neighborhood and the Iyasere of Warri at an Edo Sate Excessive Court docket.

Mr Atseleghe, 54, was arraigned earlier than Justice Efe Ikponnwonba on a seven-count cost of assault and malicious destruction of property in Ologbo dukedom, Ikpoba-Okha Native Authorities Space in Edo.

Police prosecutor, Orobosa Okunbor, advised the court docket that the accused particular person dedicated the offence on the February 2 at Ologbo within the Benin judicial Division.

In accordance with him, the accused conspired ”to hold on warlike endeavor, malicious injury, punishable underneath part 517 of the Felony Code, Cap. 48.Vol.11 Legal guidelines of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976 as relevant in Edo state.”


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Mr Okunbor, a deputy superintendent of police, urged the court docket to not grant Mr Atseleghe bail, saying he was probably going to “create bother” if he’s launched.

He cited earlier prison instances towards the accused.

The accused, nonetheless, pleaded not responsible to the fees.

His counsel, Eghedosa Imhandegbelo (SAN), in his oral bail utility, urged the court docket to grant him bail.

Justice Ikponmwonba adjourned the case to June 27, for listening to of utility for bail.

(NAN)

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