Police in Kogi state yesterday arraigned Mohammed Audu, son of a former governor of the state, late Prince Abubakar Audu for alleged robbery and attempted culpable homicide.
Daily Trust reports that Mohammed, who was arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court II, Lokoja was earlier arrested on Wednesday night when he honoured the invitation of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad at the ‘A’ Division Police Headquarters in Lokoja.
The accused was charged with criminal conspiracy, causing grievous hurt, mischief, armed robbery and attempted culpable homicide, contrary to sections 97(1), 248, 327, 298 and 229 of the Penal Code Law.
The prosecutor, Gabriel Otowu Esq. told the court that the late politician’s son allegedly committed the offence against his uncle, Prince Yahaya Audu on August 30, in the family house at Ogbonicha, Ofu Local Government Area.
According to the First Information Report (FIR) read by the Otowu, Yahaya Audu alleged that he and one Ibrahim Imam were in the family compound at Ogbonicha for the eight days Fidau Prayer of late Dauda Audu when the alleged offence took place.
In his submission, Okechukwu Ayewu, leading seven other lawyers for the accused urged the court to grant his client bail in line with provisions of 36(5) of the constitution and sections 341(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC).
Otowu however did not object to the bail application but left the matter at the discretion of the court.
Chief Magistrate Alhassan Husaini granted the accused bail in the sum N100,000 and a surety in like sum and adjourned the matter to September 29 for further mention.