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Traditional Ruler, Ten others Remanded in Police custody for Alleged Homicide

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The police charged the traditional ruler and his alleged accomplices with Criminal Conspiracy, Attempted Culpable Homicide, Aiding and Abetting, contrary to sections 97(1) 229, 325 and 89 of Kogi  Penal Code Law.

A Senior Magistrates’ Court in Lokoja on Friday ordered that a 69-year-old traditional ruler in Adavi Local Government, Asema Uka (Otumi-Ajoko) Momoh Nasir and 10 others be remanded in a correctional centre for alleged homicide.

Senior Magistrate Agatha Shankyula, ordered that they be remanded in the Federal Correctional Facility, Koton-Karfe, Kogi.

She granted a Motion Ex-parte dated and filed Oct. 2, by the prosecution led by Samuel Ikuntanwa, of the legal department of the state command of Nigeria Police.

In her ruling,  Shankyula held that the offence was serious in nature, adding that it had been slated in the affidavit, the need for further investigations.

“It is on this basis that I tried probable course to make this order.

“The suspects are to be remanded in the Federal Correctional Facility Koton-Karfe for the next 14 days pending  investigation and legal advice from the office of the Attorney-General or the arraignment before the appropriate Court on specific charges.

“This order is given for the first instance and pursuant to the provisions of section 294(1) of the acjl of Kogi 2017,”she held .

She adjourned the matter until Oct. 16

Earlier, Sgt. Tuesday Ganagana, in a motion brought pursuant to section 291 and 292 of the Kogi Administration of Criminal Justice Law, 2017, sought an order of the Court to remand the suspects at the Federal Correctional facility, Koton-Karfe.

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