Four suspects charged with the murder of one Dickson Emah were on Wednesday remanded in the Auchi Custodial Centre by an Edo State High Court.
The presiding judge, Justice Philip Imoedemhe, ordered the remand of the four defendants for 14 days pending the outcome of legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
He thereafter adjourned the case till April 7, 2021 for mention.
The defendants, Saiki Eneshero, 29; Adeche Okuo, 40; Shafe Ozaveghe, 41; and Otinoi Adanini, 24; are facing two counts of felony and murder.
Their pleas were, however, not taken by the court.
The police prosecutor, Iweka Ekibade, told the court that the four defendants, while armed with a double-barrelled gun with live cartridges and other weapons, attacked and killed Emah.
Ekibade said the incident happened on January 8, 2021 at Ogbogbo Quaters in Igarra, in the Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.
He added that the offences were punishable under sections 324 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. 11 Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo State.
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