Dio Edoka Land In Jail For Allegedly Murdering A Policeman

Magistrate Regina Ochokwunu, gave the order, because the plea of Edoka was not taken, for lack of jurisdiction.

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A Dio Edoka in jail handcuffed over the jail gate/Photo credit: Qnews magazine

A Magistrates’ Court in Benue State on Friday, remanded one Dio Edoka, 37, who allegedly killed a Sgt. Julius Anyebe, pending legal advice from the Office of the State Director of Public Prosecutions.

Dio Edoka, who live in Orido village in Otukpa, Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue, is charged with culpable homicide punishable under Section 222 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue, 2004.

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Magistrate Regina Ochokwunu, gave the order, because the plea of Dio Edoka was not taken, for lack of jurisdiction.

Prosecutor, Sgt. Regina Ishaya told the court that the case was transferred from the Ogbadibo Police Headquarter to the state CIID, Makurdi via a letter dated December 12.

He said one Simon Anyebe of Aikwu-Otukpa in Ogbadibo, reported the case on December 9, 2018 at the Otuka Police Station.

Ishaya said the complainant, who is a brother to the deceased told the police that Dio Edoka, who is the accused person took his brother to a burial venue at Ipole-Otukpa on December 7, 2018.

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He said that was the last time the family saw their brother alive.

Ishaya said that during a search called for by the family on December 9, they found the remains of their brother.

The prosecutor said that the accused person Dio Edoka was arrested in connection with the crime.

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