Court remands 2 FRSC officials in prison custody for murder

Two FRSC officials have been remanded in prison custody for the alleged murder of Mr. Samuel Odion in Benin.

The two FRSC officials remanded in prison are Onotu Joseph, 33, and Francis Igboh, 35, by the Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele of Benin High Court on Wednesday.

Court remands 2 FRSC officials in prison custody

Earlier, Police prosecutor, SP Peter Ogumba, in motion exparte applied for the transfer of the accused persons from the police detention and be remanded in the prison custody.

The officials allegedly conspired and killed Odion, on Oct. 14, 2019, at Owa Hill, Benin-Asaba Express Road. They were said to have given fist blows all over Odion’s body and killed him, and thereafter threw his body inside the bush.

The accused persons were charged to court on two counts of conspiracy and unlawful killing. The offences contravened Sections 324 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. II, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976, now applicable in Edo. However, their plea was not taken as the judge adjourned the case until Nov. 12.

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