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Court remands council chairman for alleged attack on commissioner

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An Asaba Magistrate Court has remanded the Chairman of Patani Council Area, Perez Omoun in Ogwashi-Uku Prison for allegedly attacking the state Commissioner for Energy, Basil Ganagana and members of his household last Sunday in Asaba, Delta State.

Omoun was arrested and charged to court by the Police on four count charges – intent to cause grievous harm and unlawfully injured Mr. Ebikapade for preventing him from attacking Ganagana and his family.

He was also charged for malicious damage of eight cars belonging to Ganagana, his family members and the Ministry of Energy valued at N199.9 million.

The accused is also being trail for damaging the iron gate of Ganagana’s and for attempting to commit suicide. In a motion by the State Commissioner of Police (CP), Afiz Inuwa, the prosecution counsel prayed the court to remand Omoun in prison since it lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

The court granted the request after entertaining objections from the defense counsel and adjourned further hearing on the matter to December 30, 2020.

Presiding Magistrate, V. O. Okonta, therefore ordered that Omoun be remanded in the Ogwashi-Ukwu Correctional facility till December 30, 2020 pending the determination of his bail application and the issue of jurisdiction raised by the prosecutor, F. O. Itua.

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