Court sends man to prison for drowning his brother

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A Magistrates’ Court in Abakaliki has remanded one Ogobuchi Ogbonna, 25, in prison custody for causing the death of his relation, Wisdom, by drowning him.
Ogobuchi allegedly tied a stone to three-year-old Wisdom’s waist and threw him into a stream in their area which got him drowned.

The incident occurred at Ndievor-Nchoko, Igbeagu community in Izzi Local Government Area which is within Abakaliki magisterial district.

The suspect was arraigned on a one-count charge of unlawfully causing the death of Wilson on Sept. 9, which is punishable under the Criminal Code, cap 33: Vol 1; laws of Ebonyi 2009.

The accused, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, had no counsel to represent him in the matter.

The Magistrate, Mr Nnachi Olughu, ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison custody till Nov. 18.

The magistrate also ordered that the case file be transferred to the Director of Public Prosecution for necessary action as the court lacked the jurisdiction to handle the matter. (NAN)

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