By Simeon OSAJIE
Hearing in the case of The State Versus the Iyasere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Johnson Atsetuleghe and 10 Others over the alleged conspiracy, kidnapping and murder of the Okaeghele of Kolokolo Dukedom, Ikpoba Okha local government area of Edo State, Nigeria, Mr. Sunny Etchie has been adjourned to 9th December, 2021 for the continuation of trial within trial.
The adjournment was based on the fact that, the Prison authority informed Court Registrar that they could not produce the 9th Defendant (Missah Kaka) to court on the ground that some of their staff are conducting security examination today. The State and the Defense Counsels then picked a date for the continuation of trial within trial. 9th of December, 2021 was then agreed upon by both counsels.
Chief Johnson Atselege and 10 Others are currently being arraigned for alleged conspiracy, kidnapping and murder of Mr. Sunny Etchie, the Okaighele of Kolokolo Community in Ologbo Dukedom, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area, Edo State.
The Defendants’ offence contravened Sections 516, 327 and 316 (1) punishable under Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Act, Cap. C38, Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004 and Section 2 (2) punishable under Section 3 of the Kidnapping Prohibition (Amendment) Law, 2013 of Edo State.