Husband, wife remanded in prisons over alleged torture

Husband, wife remanded in prisons over alleged torture

A husband and wife who allegedly supervised the molestation of an 18 year old girl have been remanded in prison custody. They were remanded by a Benin High Court, criminal division, sitting in Benin City. The victim was accused of stealing their son’s mobile phone. The suspects; James Enogieru(65) and Esther Enogieru (56), between 23rd

A husband and wife who allegedly supervised the molestation of an 18 year old girl have been remanded in prison custody.

They were remanded by a Benin High Court, criminal division, sitting in Benin City.

The victim was accused of stealing their son’s mobile phone.

The suspects; James Enogieru(65) and Esther Enogieru (56), between 23rd and 25th November 2018, at Lemon suit hotel, GRA, Benin City, conspired with others now at large to kidnapped the victim and took her to their house at 15 Prince Uwadia street, Obe, Sapele Road, Benin City and kept her for three days.

The prosecution alleged that the James Enogieru, who is a retired Assistant Superitendent of Police and his wife Esther, supervised the victim’s torture and attempt to murder her by some boys while she was forced into having unlawful carnal knowledge with several persons against her will.

It was further alleged by the prosecution that the suspects and others now at large stripped the victim naked and tied her hands to the back with a rope while the scene was recorded with a mobile phone and same uploaded on social media.

The twelve count charge endorsed by Superitendent of Police, Peter Ogumba are punishable under sections; 516, 355, 376, 320, 358, 360 and 517 of the criminal code as well as sections 3 and 5 of the Edo State Kidnapping Prohibition (Amendment) Law 2013.

Trial Judge, Hon. Justice Joe Acha accordingly remanded them in prison custody and adjourned the case to March 21, 2019 for report of the Director of Public Prosecution.

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