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FORMER COUNCIL BOSS OJUKAYE FLAG AMACHREE PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO CASE OF MURDER AS COURT ADJOURNS MATTER TO MAY 17TH

Former chairman of Asari/Toru local government area Ojukaye Flag Amachree has pleaded not guilty to a two count charge of murder and felony at a high court sitting in Port Harcourt.


When the matter was mentioned today at high court 12, the presiding judge justice Margret Okpara adjourned the case to may the 17th to enable the court entertain a bail application for lawyer to the accused Emenike Ebete.

Justice Okpara also gave four days each to both the persecuting and the accused lawyers to respond to affidavit to enable the court entertain the motion of bail application on the adjourn date.

Speaking with correspondent Ezebunwo Omachi outside the court, the counsel to the accused person Emenike Ebete said his client has right to be granted bail according to the discretion of the court.

In his words:

"My client is the accused person, he is presumed innocent until proven guilty, he entitled to to his liberty, so it doesn't matter weather it's a capital offence or not, he is entitled to his bail that's number one; number two, ground of I'll health. So the court has said we should come back on the 17th for the bail application, That is law and due process. So it will give the prosecuting counsel the time to file their papers and we file our own. Then we come on the 17th and we argue it."