The Issele-Uku Magistrate Court in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State has ordered the remand of an Idumuje-Ugboko prince, Chukuronso Justin Nwoko and five others over their alleged culpability of murder.
The six were alleged to have conspired in the murder of a commercial motorcyclist, Cyprian Kumaro during an internal community crisis that bedeviled the community in 2017.
The decision of the Homicide Section of the police to charge the six to court follows the conclusion of the investigations by the police authority over the crisis.
Also charged with Prince Nonso were Chetachukwu Okolo, Onyeisi Isuzor, Ifejoku Okey, Prince Ejimofor Nwoko and Prince Obiajulu Richard Nwoko. They were charged for murder and criminal conspiracy.
It would be recalled that following the communal crisis that Prince Nonso Nwoko was arrested by the police on July 17 but released a day later based on self-recognition.
However, following the confession of two of the suspects apprehended by the police over Kumaro’s murder he was again invited for questioning and charged for the murder.
It would be recalled that the Delta State Commissioner for Police, Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, had vowed that no one in the state would be treated above the law.
The magistrate in his ruling ordered that the accused be held in police custody pending the next hearing on the case.