Man docked for charming Octogenarian in Edo

Man docked for charming Octogenarian in Edo

A 44-year-old man Eghosa Osagie has been docked at Oredo  Chief Magistrates’ Court, for attempting to charming 86 years old woman, Amadin Agho. Osagie, who committed the offence at 19, Eholor street, Off 2nd Cemetery road, Benin under Oredo magisterial district. The accused is facing Six-count charge of conspiracy, threatening, assault related offences, and breach of

A 44-year-old man Eghosa Osagie has been docked at Oredo  Chief Magistrates’ Court, for attempting to charming 86 years old woman, Amadin Agho.

Osagie, who committed the offence at 19, Eholor street, Off 2nd Cemetery road, Benin under Oredo magisterial district.

The accused is facing Six-count charge of conspiracy, threatening, assault related offences, and breach of peace related offences.

The Prosecutor, Insp. David Akhigbe, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Sept. 24,. at No 19, Eholor street. Off 2nd Cemetery road in Benin.

He said the defendant took witchcraft/ voodoo worshiper to 80 years old woman house, and pointed a fetish object on her face and blew traditional horn on her face meant to cause her and her household harm.

He said that the defendant did cause the invocation of witchcraft (juju) on the old woman by threatening and assaulted her with fetish object

He also said the accused belongs to traditional deity or shrine with power to cause her and her his harm, in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 517, 210(c), 351, and 249(d) of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. 11, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, now applicable in Edo.

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The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Mr Ifijeh Imevbare, counsel to the defendant, urge the court to grant him bail and  adjourn the case to enable him to study the file and assemble his witnesses.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Victoria Iyekpen  granted the defendant bail in the sum of N80,000 with one surety in like sum and thereafter adjourned the case to Dec. 9, for hearing.

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