A few young adult men had been yesterday remanded in Abakaliki prisons for allegedly raping a 147-12 months outdated female, following robbing her of N2,600.00.
The suspects, Onyekaba Chinedu, 19 decades, Akpa Ifeanyichukwu, 18 a long time and Chidera Okelekwe, 18 years had been accused of involvement in armed robbery and rape.
Everyday Put up stories that the accused folks ended up claimed to have committed the offence at Jemeni Road, in Abakaliki Area Authorities Area, of the condition, on February 19, 2020.
They were being arraigned ahead of a Magistrate Court docket sitting down in Abakaliki on three count rates bothering on armed robbery, possession of illegal weapons and illegal sexual intercourse.
The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Chinedu Mbam, advised the court that the offence was punishable less than sections 516A (a), 402 and 358 of the Felony Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Legal guidelines of Ebonyi Condition of Nigeria, 2009.
The cost reads in part, “That you Onyekaba Chinedu ‘m’, Akpa Ifeanyichukwu ‘m’, Chidera Okelekwe ‘m’ and other people now at massive on the 19th working day of February, 2020, at Jemeni Avenue Abakaliki, in the Abakaliki Magisterial District did conspire among yourselves to dedicate felony to wit: armed robbery and thereby dedicated an offence punishable beneath area 516A (a) of the Felony Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Guidelines of Ebonyi Condition of Nigeria, 2009.
“That you Onyekaba Chinedu ‘m’, Akpa Ifeanyichukwu ‘m’, Chidera Okelekwe ‘m’ and other individuals now at big on the exact date, position and in the aforesaid Magisterial District did armed yourselves with unsafe weapons and robbed 1 Esther Maduabuchi ‘f’ of her funds sum of Two Thousand 6 Hundred Naira (N2,600.00) and thus committed an offence punishable below section 402 of the Felony Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Regulations of Ebonyi Point out of Nigeria, 2009.
“That you Onyekaba Chinedu ‘m’, Akpa Ifeanyichukwu ‘m’, Chidera Okelekwe ‘m’ and others now at substantial, on the very same day, area and aforementioned Magisterial District did experienced illegal canal understanding of a single Esther Maduabuchi ‘f’ age 14 years, without having her consent and therefore committed an offence punishable underneath section 358 of the Prison Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi Condition of Nigeria, 2009.”
In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Nnenna Onuoha, reported the make a difference was not in just the jurisdiction of the court docket to entertain.
Onuoha directed that the accused persons be remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Abakaliki, when their scenario file, need to be transferred to the Director of Community Prosecutions, for tips.
She adjourned the circumstance till March 6, 2020, for report of compliance.