An Oredo Magistrates’court in Benin on Thursday ordered the remand in prison custody of two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, Osakpamwan Eriyo and Sunday Osagbona, for alleged attempted murder.
The Chief Magistrate, M. C. Ojobo, who said she lacked jurisdiction to entertain the case, directed that both accused persons be remanded in Oko Medium Security prison.
She said the prison has proper health facilities and directed that the case file be sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecution for legal advice
The accused persons were charged with the attempted murder of Osaro Idah, Secretary of the state’s APC.
Eriyo is the State Youth Leader of the APC and Chairman of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) while Sunday is the Ward 3 Chairman of the APC in Oredo Local Government
Their pleas were not taken as the case was adjourned till Jan. 13 for mention.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the APC chieftains’ supporters had earlier staged protests at the headquarters of the Edo State Police Command to demand their release.