THE Department of State Service has arraigned three individuals earlier than the Justice of the Peace Courtroom in Port Harcourt for the killing of an worker of the Niger Delta Development commision known as Miss Sophia Horsefall.
The suspects had been stated to have dedicated the offence on November eight, 2016 at Rumukparale in Obio/Akpor Native Authorities Space of Rivers State.
They have been arraigned on three counts, which embody stabbing to dying with a jackknife.
The accused individuals, who had been recognized as Sotonye Martin, Harmless Oluche and Wachukwu Ugochuckwu, had allegedly stabbed their sufferer to loss of life with a jackknife.
Through the listening to of the matter, counsel for the DSS, Mr. C.S. Eze, mentioned the Martin (first defendant) lured their sufferer to the residence of Oluche, who’s the second defendant within the matter.
Eze informed the courtroom that the sufferer’s corpse was buried in a shallow grave earlier than inviting the third defendant (Ugochukwu), a spiritualist, to the place (shallow grave) to hold out some rituals.
The sufferer had an eight-yr-previous daughter earlier than she was killed.
Nevertheless, the suspects didn’t take their plea, even because the Chief Justice of the Peace, F. Alikor, ordered that the accused individuals be remanded in jail custody.
Explaining that the court docket has no jurisdiction on the matter, the chief Justice of the Peace directed that the case file be transferred to the Director of Public Prosecution and adjourned the matter indefinitely.
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