Five Edo Lawmakers Arraigned In Court For Attack On Colleague

The police in Benin City, Edo State, on Friday arraigned five members of state House of Assembly in an Oredo chief magistrates’ court for allegedly assaulting another member of the House, Mr. Razaq Momoh.
The accused are the Majority Leader, Mr  Philip Shaibu (APC-Etsako West 2), Sunday Aghedo (APC-Ovia South-West), Eboise Emmanuel, Promise Ogiso and Ernest Arasomwan.
The prosecutor, Samuel Ogah, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on October 7 at Legislators’ Quarters, Benin.
Ogah said they assaulted and caused grievous harm to Momoh in contravention of sections 516 and 355 of the Criminal Code.
The accused, however, denied committing the offence.
The magistrate, Mr Peter Edo-Asemota, granted the accused bail on self recognition in the sum of N200, 000 each with a surety in like sum.
He said the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
The case was adjourned to October 29. 


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  1. So now bcos its APC lawmakers dats y dey r being serious abt it. Dey want to make apc look bad, bt deir plans will surely fail

  2. This is what Jonathan is up to, he wants to cripple opposition to enhance his reelection but by the special grace of God, he will be disgraced out of Aso rock .

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