A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered ten men who allegedly attacked a police office in ruction government space of Benue State be remanded in jail unfinished legal advice, NAN reports.
The magistrate, Ms Rose Iyorshe, failed to take the plea of the suspects however remanded them within the Makurdi Medium Prisons.
The Police most well-liked against the suspects four counts of criminal conspiracy, trespass, decide to commit censurable kill, mischief and an act of act of terrorism.
Iyorshe, who failed to take their pleas for need of jurisdiction, ordered the Police to duplicate the case file and send it back to the Benue Director of Public Prosecutions for legal recommendation.
She adjourned the case till August twenty six for more mention.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. flower Shaagee had told the court that the case was transferred from the Divisional station, ruction government, to State Criminal Investigation Department, Makurdi, through letter No. 3100/BNS/ADO/VOL.T/ dated july advice, 2019.
Shaagee aforementioned that on July twenty, some group of youths numbering over two hundred led twenty masquerades “Aketakpa” from Igumale city to the Divisional police office, Ado, armed with weapons, and attacked the station.
The group, she alleged, armed themselves with cutlasses, sticks, stones, and different dangerous weapons, attacked policemen at the station and inflicted grievous injuries on Sgt Gabriel Adole, pc Joseph Jato and computer Patrick Lawal.
She alleged that the hoodlums additionally damaged one Toyota Hilux van with registration No. DW 348 EKY valued at N3m.
She prayed the court for longer to change the Police to complete investigations within the matter.
She said the offense contravened the provisions of sections ninety seven, 349, 231 and 329 of penal code Laws of Benue State 2004 and Sections one hundred of abduction, kidnapping, hostage-taking, secret cult and similar activities (Prohibition) Law of Benue State 2017.