Police arraign Benue man over armed robbery of neighbour, girlfriend


The police in Benue on Monday arraigned Friday Agbidi before Chief Magistrates’ Court 5,  for alleged criminal trespass, rape, armed robbery and illegal possession of fire arms. 

Police prosecutor, Inspector Regina Ishaya, told the court that Grace Onoja of Effoyo,  Okpokwu Local Government Area, reported the case at the Ugbokolo Police Station on November 2.

She said that while the complainant was sleeping in her boyfriend’s house at Okungaga, Ugbokolo, Mr Agbidi of the same address, allegedly broke into the house and robbed her of the sum of N265,000 belonging to her boyfriend.

Ms Ishaya said that during the investigation, Mr Friday was arrested and one locally made revolver pistol was recovered from him.

She said that the crime contravened Sections 349, 284 Penal Code Law of Benue State, 2004 and Section 2(a)(b) and 3 (1) of the Robbery and Firearms Special Provision Act, 2004.

Ms Ishaha said investigation into the matter was still ongoing and requested for time to complete it.

However, when the case came up for mention, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction.

Magistrate Erdoo Ter remanded the suspect at the Federal Maximum Correctional Centre Makurdi. 

Ms Ter adjourned the case until December 16 for further mention. 

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