By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City
The 7 defendants are being tried on count charge bothering on Conspiracy, kidnapping and murder of Sunny Etchie, Okhaigele of kolokolo.
The accused persons are Oluwa Esimije, 38; Monday Iluwa, 58; Ayokotse Robinson,54; Nosa Omoregie, 54; Mofe Samuel, 40; Magnanimous Omawumi, 40; Ayuwa Mofe, 65, Felicia Otikpere, female, 55; Amerete Ejiro, 25, Onyeburutan Jeffrey 25 and Benjamin Erewa, 39.
But in his objections to the bail , the state Counsel, Barrister Ewemade Osasu argued that the first accused, Oluwa Esimije, 38; once jumped jail in murder case before he committed this present one that he is involved. Stating that granting him bail will be dangerous.
The offence contravened Sections 516, 327 and 316 (1) punishable under section 319(1) of the Criminal Code Act , Cap C38, Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004, and Section 2 (2) and punishable under section 3 of the Kidnapping prohibition (Amendment) Law , 2013 of Edo State.
The presiding Judge, Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele haven listen to both counsels granted bail to all accussed persons with different conditions.
One of the accused persons Oluwa Esimije, was granted bail on condition of 2million Naira , one surety with deeds of transfer.