Police Arraigns 9 Criminals For Firing Gunshots At Gov Alia, Robbing Motorists Of Belongings In Benue


From Lateef Taiwo

Benue Police Command has arraigned 9 suspected criminals before a Makurdi upper area court for blocking the Makurdi- Lafia road last year, robbing motorists and passengers of their belongings.

Prosecution had told the court that the accused persons James Orduen, Ternenge Mnyam,Tyokyaa Terzungwe,Peter Donald,Gboko Terseer, Isaac Awaaga, Robert Teghtegh, Moses Aondoaseer and Ronald David all of various addresses in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State had on the fateful day equally attacked and fired gunshots at the convoy of the Benue State Governor Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia.

He said the accused had barricaded the Makurdi- Lafia road at Ban village in Guma Local Government Area with log of woods and were robbing motorists of their monies as well as other valuables before luck ran out of their way.

Prosecution also informed the court that one Bajaj motorcycle they robbed from Yusuf Musa was also recovered from from them during the operation.

According to prosecution, other items recovered from the criminals include one single barrel gun, a pair of military camouflage uniform, three police identity cards,charms and 12 ATM cards of various banks.

During police investigation the accused confessed committing the alleged crime.

Counsel to the accused persons ST Akohough and DN Kwaghtser, in their presentation said they would apply for bail of their clients formerly.

Ruling the upper area court judge SD Kwen ordered that the accused persons be remanded at the federal correctional center Makurdi and adjourned the case to 18th March for further mention.


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