Three persons have been arraigned before a port Harcourt chief magistrate court for allegedly damaging an oil pipe belonging to Shell Petroleum development company of Nigeria.
The accused persons Anthony Amrebomare 49, Bode Savocer, 41 and Tope Igbelajobi, 38 are standing trial before chief magistrate Ipalibo F. Iyaibo on two count charges of malicious damage.
The prosecuting police inspector Wilson Isaiah alleged that the accused person on the 15th day of August, 2012 at Eleme Town, port Harcourt in the port Harcourt magisterial District did unlawfully and maliciously damage an oil pipe line belonging to Shell. He stated that the accused person committed an offence punishable under section 577 (A) of the criminal code cap 37 and 451 Vol 11 Law of Rivers State, 1999.
The accused persons however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges brought against them.
The presiding chief magistrate, Ipalibo F. Iyiabo granted the accused persons N100, 000 bails with surety, two passports photograph each in like sum. The address of the sureties must be verified by the prosecutor. The case was later adjourned to 24/9/2012 for continuation.