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PH: Father, Son Arraigned In Court For Attempted Murder

David Wizor Male aged 49 years and his son Goodnews Wizor male aged 16 years were on Tuesday Feb. 5 2013 arraigned before a Magistrate Court, presided over by Chief Magistrate I. F. Iyiabo Esq. in Port Harcourt.
David and Goodnews were charged with a 5 count charge but they pleaded not guilt to them all.
Both accused were joined in count one and two charges as well as others now at large said that they on the January 9, 2013 at Imogu Omagwa in the Port Harcourt Magisterial District did conspire amongst themselves to commit felony to wit attempted murder, thereby committed and offence punishable under section 516A (1) of the criminal Code, cap 37, Vol. III, Laws of Rivers State of Nigeria, 1999.
And count III has it that on same date, time and place they did commit a felony to wit attempted murder and thereby committed an offence under section 4 and punishable under section 50 of same law in count one.
In count 4 and 5 they were again said to jointly unlawfully wounded Chima Amadi and Divine Nwokama respectively on the head by cutting them with matchet which caused harm thereby committed an offence under section 355 of the criminal code, cap 37, vol. II, laws of Rivers State of Nigeria1999.
And count 3 deleated Goodnews said that David and others now at large on the same date, time and place committed an offence under section 4, punishable under section 50 of the criminal code, cap 37, vol. II, laws of Rivers State of Nigeria.
As the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges, counsel to the accused, Barr. Emmanuel U. Ikechukwu Esq. argued that Goodnews be tried in juveline court since he is just 16 years of age and also applied for bail for the accused but the prosecutor, Inspector Wilson Isaiah opposed it that the offence is jointly and cannot be separated in trial, the same way he opposed the bail saying that the victim still remained critically ill in the hospital and that if the worst happen the accused considering he weight of the case will jump bail.
The case was adjourned to March 5, 2013 for consideration of bail application. ###

Mene Gbarabe

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