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Anambra court postpones decision on bail for alleged kidnappers of LP candidates

The Anambra State Excessive Court docket sitting in Ihiala, presided over by Justice CN Mbonu-Nwenyi, has reserved judgment for October 4, 2024, in two separate bail functions filed by every of the 2 suspected kidnappers of the Labour Occasion gubernatorial candidate within the 2021 Anambra State gubernatorial election, Obiora Agbasimalo.

The adjournment passed off on Tuesday, shortly after the plaintiffs and the defendant had adopted their counter-motions and written submissions.

Decide Mbonu-Nwenyi can also be the choose in the primary case, during which the plaintiffs, Chukwudi Odimegwu and Maxwell Nwokolo, are presently on trial as alleged kidnappers of Agbasimalo.

The choose additionally adjourned the primary case to July 19, 2024, to proceed cross-examination of one of many prosecution witnesses, Chief Godwin Agbasimalo (often known as Oga Ndi Oga), the elder brother and sponsor of the Labour Occasion marketing campaign organisation and the kidnapped sufferer.

Agbasimalo, who was kidnapped in September 2021 throughout a political rally in Azia group in Ihiala Native Authorities Space of ​​Anambra State, has not been seen since.

Within the motions numbered: HIH/M6c/2023 and HIH/242M/2023, the defendants/plaintiffs, Chukwudi Odimegwu and Maxwell Nwokolo, by means of their legal professionals, B. I Nkememena Esq and Ikenna Obidiegwu Esq, filed the motions requesting the courtroom to grant them bail in order that they may be at liberty to face the trial on their kidnapping prices.

The suspects' legal professionals had knowledgeable the courtroom that there is no such thing as a room for sentiment within the administration of justice.

However in a counter movement, the prosecutor, Charity Madukaife Esq, Deputy Director on the Anambra State Ministry of Justice, objected to their bail functions, saying {that a} case like kidnapping, which carries a loss of life penalty, shouldn’t be a bailable offence.

She due to this fact requested the courtroom to disclaim the suspect bail, as she mentioned this was not an offence punishable by bail because the offence is punishable by loss of life.

After listening to all events, the choose at first occasion set a date of October 4, 2024 on which he would rule on the case.

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