Sunday, 12 August 2012

Okada operators attack High Court judge

Justice Ogbogo Ejembi of the
Otukpo High Court, who was
allegedly battered by four
commercial motorcyclists,
popularly known as ‘Okada’,
has dragged his attackers to
court for criminal conspiracy,
criminal trespass and serious
assault.
Sunday Vanguard gathered
that Ogbogo incurred the
wrath of the Okada riders
when, on August 08, 2012,
on his way to the State High
Court Complex, his vehicle
was hit at the rear by one of
the riders but he chose to
ignore the rider.
According to an eye witness,
the Okada rider, Agbo
Athanasius, hit the High
Court judge’s vehicle after
the traffic warden on duty
had stopped the judge and
granted him the right of way.
The eye witness narrated
that as soon as Justice
Ejembi took off towards the
high court complex, four
cyclists and the traffic
warden chased and caught
up with him and thoroughly
beat him up.
”It took the intervention of
passersby who apprehended
the four cyclists and the
traffic warden and handed
them over to the police to
save the judge.”
The prosecution of the
cyclists who include: Zuzuli
Emmanuel, Adam Anthony
and Barnabas Agbaka,
commenced at the weekend
at a Makurdi Chief Magistrate
Court presided over by
Mrs.Theresa Wergba.
When the case came up, the
accused person pleaded not
guilty to the charges.
The prosecuting officer,
Inspector James Terzungwe,
urged the court for an
adjournment pending
further investigations into
the matter.
Meanwhile, Benue State
Police Public Relations
Officer, PPRO, DSP Daniel
Ezeala, told Sunday Vanguard
that the traffic warden was
undergoing orderly room
trial.

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