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A Chief Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Makurdi on Monday, ordered that 10 suspected cultists be remanded in a correction centre for allegedly killing a 22-year-old boy, Samson Ajekonye.
The suspects, who live at various addresses in Apa LGA, are facing charges of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.
Prosecuting counsel, Insp Godwin Ato, told the court that the State CID, Makurdi transferred the case from Ugbokpo Police Division in Apa Local Government Area (LGA) via a letter dated July 10.
Ato said a member of Community Volunteer Guards, Peter Usman in Apa, reported the matter at Ugbokpo Police Station.
The complainant, Usman, said some persons suspected to be cultists went to home of Ajekonye and macheted him to death.
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The prosecutor said the Police swung into action and the investigation revealed that John Emmanuel, Wisdom Adams, Jeremiah Sunday, Samson Abah and Moses John committed the crime.
Other defendants in the alleged crime are Jonah Akoche, Samuel Mohammed, Gideon Omale, Sunday Philip and Adebayo Gabriel.
He said the offences contravene Sections 97 and 222 of the Penal Code Law of Benue, 2004.
However, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Roseline Iyorshie, did not take a plea from the defendants for want in the jurisdiction.
Iyorshie adjourned the matter until Aug. 30 for further mention.
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