By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City.
The legal battle to unravel the killers of Sunny Etchie, the Okaighele of Kolokolo Community, in Ologbo Dukedom , Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area, Edo State, Nigeria ,has been adjourned to 5th of November 2021.
Chief Johnson Atselege, the Iyasere of Warri, and 8 Others are currently being arraigned in the Edo State High Court Criminal court 4 , for alleged conspiracy, kidnapping and murder of Mr. Sunny Etchie, the Okaighele of Kolokolo Community in Ologbo Dukedom, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area, Edo State.
PW 1 adopted his statement , while the 1st defendant objected to the statement, saying that he was made to sign under duress.
The 1st defendant Counsel, 0. T. Okeke objected to the adiminsibilty of the statement.
“Prior to this case I have never set my eyes on the 1st defendant, that imply that I have no previous issues with him”.
While granting the bail, His Lordship, Justice Mary Ituseli, said, ” I have consiouly read the application of both counsels , bail is hereby granted with Two million naira surety and a civil servant who must be fully employed.
His Lordship, Justice Mary Ituseli thereafter adjourned to November 5th 2021 for continous hearing and triall against trial