LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OOF NAIJA)- A Chief Magistrates’ court sitting in Abakaliki has remanded a suspected cultist, Chigozie Nwachukwu at a correctional centre in Ebonyi over alleged attempted murder.
27-year-old Nwachukwu, a suspected member of Barger Confraternity, is facing a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, cultism and attempted murder.
The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Bassey Okon, told the court that the accused committed the offences on 24 November ,2022, at Amachi-Unuhu, Abakaliki Local Government Area of the state.
According to Mr Okon, the defendant and one other, now at large, attempted to murder Nwachukwu Lawrence by pushing him into a soakaway pit.
The Prosecutor said the offence was punishable under section 516A (a) of the Criminal Code Cap 33 vol. 1, laws of Ebonyi, 2009.
Chief Magistrate Ojemba Isu-Oko, ordered that the accused be remanded at a correctional centre.
He adjourned the case till 23 June for a hearing.