DPO, policemen beat Imo chief magistrate, lawyers for discharging robbery suspects (Punch)

DPO, policemen beat Imo chief magistrate, lawyers for discharging robbery suspects (Punch)

There was trouble at Umuneke Ngor Magistrate’s Court in the Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State on Tuesday after policemen under the supervision of the Divisional Police Officer in the area allegedly invaded the court and beat up the Chief Magistrate, Ngozi Onyenemezu, for discharging three armed robbery suspects. The defence counsel, Emma Eke and Chukwuemeka Anyanwu, were also allegedly beaten, arrested and bundled to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Owerri. They were arraigned before the Magistrate’s Court 1 in Owerri on Friday. The Assistant Secretary of Owerri chapter of the Nigeria Bar Association, Chinedu Agu, told newsmen on the court premises on Friday that the magistrate and the lawyers were beaten and assaulted by the police. Read more

 

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