Court Remands Four In Court

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A Port Harcourt Senior Magistrate Court presided over by D.W Wanjoku, has fixed Thursday, 10th May, 2012 to rule on the bail consideration of the four accused persons standing trial on conspiracy and attempted stealing before the court.

The four accused persons, Fidelis Chiboy, 21, Emeka Uche, 19, Morrison Welekwe, 20 and Emeyong Dab-erechi, 19 are all standing trial on a two court charge bordering on criminal activities.

The prosecuting police Officer, Sergeant Ikosi Ownoye told the court that the accused persons and one other at large on the 4th day of May 2012 at Ojiegbu Street Mile 3  Diobu Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of the Court did conspire among themselves to commit felony to wit attempt to commit felony.

He further alleged that the accused persons and one other at large on the same date, time and place in the afore said magisterial District did attempte to commit felong by having in their possession a master key which could be used to open any car.

The police prosecution urged the court to refuse the bail considerations of the accused persons on the ground that the accused persons did not have a traceable address for location and contacts.

He stated that the offence commited by the accused persons were too heavy to be granted bail in a hurry adding that if granted bail, owners of vehicles within the Diobu axis stood risk of losing their vehicles to the gang.

The prosecution contended that with the master keys in possession of the accused persons, there is no vehicle that they could not unlock, adding that the accused persons committed an offence punishable under section 516AD,509 of the criminal code cap 37 vol. 11 laws of Rivers State.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty of all the charges brought against them.

In her ruling the presiding senior magistrate, D.N. Wanjoku upheld the sentiments as canvassed by the police prosecutor and ordered that the accused persons be remanded in prison custody till Thursday 10th May for consideration of their bail.