Court orders detention of 53 suspects over murder of Niger businessman


By Mohammed Usman

Fifty three suspects are to be remanded in the New-Bussa Correctional facility on the orders of a Magistrate Court 1 Minna, Niger State, for their alleged involvement in thuggery within Minna metropolis, which led to the death of a businessman, Ifeanyi Ozorka, last week.

The suspects, according to police, were arrested by a combined team of security operatives and arraigned on 10 counts charges of culpable homicide, conspiracy, robbery and being in procession of different types of dangerous weapons among others.

The offences violated various sections of the penal code law of the country and Niger state.

Prosecuting Police Officer, Inspector Ahmed Saidu, had told the Court that the offences were criminal in nature and therefore could not be tried by a magistrate.

Saidu then urged the court to adjourn the case to another date to enable the police forward details of their case files to the Niger State Ministry of Justice for legal advice.

Presiding Magistrate, Nasir Mu’azu, after careful study of the nature of the case, condemned the activities of the thugs and adjourned the case to the 21st February 2022 for further mention and as well directed that the police to immediately forward the files to the Ministry of Justice for proper prosecution.


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