Absence Of Defence Counsel Stalls Trial Of Elozino’s Alleged Murderers

By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba

Trial was stalled on the resumed listening to of the homicide cost in opposition to 4 defendants, Macaulay Desmond Oghenemaro, Ojokojo Robinson Obajero, Nwosisi Benedict Uche and Enaike Onoriode who’re alleged to have murdered Elohozino Ogege a 300 degree Mass Communication scholar of the Delta State College Abraka in November 2018.

At about 11:15 am Tuesday, when the case was known as, the 4 defendants had been reproduced from Jail custody and had been all current in court docket however counsel for the 4th defendant was absent from Courtroom with none rationalization.

Nevertheless the prosecuting counsel from the Ministry of Justice, Omamuzo Erebe Esq, Director of Authorized Drafting who led P. U. Akamagwuna Esq, M. Fole Esq and A.R. Adewuyi Esq had been current in Courtroom.

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The counsel to the first and 2nd Defendants, S.C. Okehielem Esq and Olusegun Ajayi Esq for the third Defendant had been additionally current.

The prosecuting counsel knowledgeable the Courtroom that the State was able to proceed with it is case as they’d a witness who was obtainable to provide proof. He nonetheless said that the 4th defendant’s counsel, B O. Okoh Esq from the Authorized Assist Council was absent from Courtroom with out rationalization.

Within the circumstances the trial couldn’t proceed because the offences the defendants had been dealing with included capital offences. He due to this fact utilized that the matter be adjourned to make sure the 4th defendant was represented.

The discovered trial Decide, Honourable Justice Flora Ngozi Azinge in her ruling ordered that listening to discover be served on the State Director of the Authorized Assist Council to make sure authorized illustration for the 4th defendant on the following listening to date. The case was subsequently adjourned to 25th June 2019 for additional listening to.

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It is going to be recalled that the 4 defendants, Macaulay Desmond Oghenemaro, Ojokojo Robinson Obajero, Nwosisi Benedict Uche and Enaike Onoriode had pleaded not responsible to the eight rely cost proffered in opposition to them by the State for the alleged homicide of Elohozino Ogege. The prosecution has known as a complete of three witnesses because the trial commenced because the Courtroom had ordered an accelerated listening to of the matter.

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Updated: May 22, 2019 — 9:46 pm


  1. Obianumba Chibueze

    Who ever kill must be killed it will be a gud thing too see the murderer prosecuted

  2. Interesting update. Thank you for the heads up. More greese to your be elbow

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