May 20, 2024

Court To Begin Trial Of 6 Persons For Aiding Suicide

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By Simeon OSAJIE

A Federal High Court sitting in Benin City will on March 12, 2024 commence hearing in a case of alleged ‘aiding suicide’ of one Lilian Omokhuale, daughter of Francis Omoruyi, the Chief Executive Officer of Uyi Technical Company Limited preferred against six persons in Benin.

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The six persons are Jessica Iguodala Oghomwen, Akpes Omorodion, Chukwudi Akpotowho, Joy Noren, Vincent Uhunmwangho and Blessing Jatto.

The Court is presided over by Hon. Justice S. M. Shuaibu.

In Suit No. FHC/B/5C/2024 in a case between Inspector General of Police and the six persons, they were also accused of money laundering, concealment of source of funds and operating specialized banking without valid licence.

The offences contravened the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Act , 2022, the Criminal Code Act 2004 and the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 2020.

Recall that 40-year old Lilian Omokhuale on October 7, 2022 allegedly committed suicide in the GRA axis of Benin City, Edo state.

The Situation prompted the police to commence investigation into the incident. The investigation revealed that the 6 accused persons were alleged to have aided her suicide and they were consequently held by the police.

All the suspects are to face prosecution in the Federal High Court, sitting in Benin City.

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