Court remands pastor for culpable homicide in Kogi

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A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Lokoja has remanded Pastor Peter Michonza of the New Jerusalem Deliverance Ministry, Ageva in Okene Local government area of Kogi State at the Federal Correctional Centre Kabba for 14 days

The presiding Chief Magistrate, Abdul A. Umar gave the order on Thursday, following the experte application the Department of State Security DSS to remand the accused person to enable them continue further investigations.

In an experte application the accused person was said to have committed culpable homicide, causing miscarriage and impersonation punishable under sections 224,232,433 and 325 of Kogi State Penal Code

The suspect would be charged to High of Justice after the preliminary investigations are concluded.

The Counsel to the defendant, Barrister Lawrence N.Ilobuno told the journalists that his client was arrested by the Department of State Security DSS on the 19th of September ,2022 and has since been detained in their custody.

He pointed out he has approached Magistrate to file an application bail because has has stayed more than required days in custody with being charged to Court.

Ilbuno noted that based on an experte application filed by the DSS for remand to enable them carry out further investigations ,stressing that the Magistrate has remanded the suspect at Kabba correctional centre for 14 days.

The case has been adjourned to 20th ,October 2022 for mention.

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