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Court Remands Two Road Safety Officials In Prison For Murder

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele of Benin High Court on Wednesday remanded in prison custody two officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission ( FRSC), Onotu Joseph, 33, and Francis Igboh, 35, for alleged murder of Mr Samuel Odion.

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

African Examiner gathered that the two FRSC officials were alleged to have conspired and killed Odion, on Oct. 14, 2019 at Owa Hill, Benin-Asaba Express Road.

The accused persons were said to have allegedly beaten the victim to death, and threw his body into a nearby bush.

They 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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