———– Community want DPP investiged, suspects fowl play
By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City.
Justice G, Imadegbelo of the State Criminal High Court 2 has strucked out a murder case between the commissioner of Police and Isaiah Akpani ‘m’,. 28yrs who was facing trial on the cold blooded murder of late Sunny Etchie ( Okaeghele of Kolokolo in Ologbo DukeDom.
Isaiah Akpani was among the suspects that went into hiding after the murder of late Sunny Etchie last year .
He was eventualy arrested after a year in hiding and brought to Court
on charge sheet no B/CD/ 1116M/ 2021, pursuant to section 294 and 296 of the administration of Edo Criminal Justice Law of Edo State 2016.
The suspect was being arraigned for the kiddnaping , murder of the .
late Sunny Etchie, Okaeghele of Kolokolo in Ologbo DukeDom, an offence punisable under section 516 of the criminal code act, cap ( 38, law of Federation of Nigeria 2004.
When the matter came up today for hearing, the State Counsel informed the court that , the Director of Public Proscution( DPP), has adviced that the suspect be released as he has no case to answer, as a result a case of no submission was applied.
Based on the advice of the
Director of Public Proscution( DPP), the Presiding judge, Honourable Justice G . Imadegbelo
struck out the case.
Speaking with newsmen, Barrister Emmanuel Idahosa counsel to late Sunny Etchie family, said the DPP has advised a case of no submission ,and the Honourable Justice G . Imadegbelo on that bases has to struck out the case.
But reacting, a member of Vigilate group, ( who does not want his name in print,), said, Isaiah Akpani, the suspect was arrested in Ologbo by our members the Vigilantes after hiding for over a year, and he said that the alleged suspect had earlier confessed to the crime.
According to h ” Isaiah Akpani on iterview with ITV confessed to killing Sunny Etchie, and the tape is still there.
” How come DPP set him free, was the rules of Law followed or Justice was perverted?
“We need to know.