25 year old Ogbonna murdered 3-year-old Step Brother In Ebonyi

A man identified as Ogobuchi Ogbonna has drowned his kid brother in a river in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

25 year old Ogbonna was remanded by a Magistrate court in Abakaliki for the murder of his step brother, 3 year old, Wisdom.

Ogbonna reportedly drownwed Wisdom by tying a stone to his waist and throwing him insidethe river.

The incident was said to have occurred at Ndievor-Nchoko, Igbeagu community in Izzi Local Government Area of the state.

He was arraigned on a one count charge of unlawful causing death of Wisdom on September 9, which is punishable under the Criminal Code, cap 33: Vol 1; laws of Ebonyi 2009.

The murdered who had no counsel to represent him at the court pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mr Nnachi Olughu, ordered that the he (Ogbonna) be remanded in prison custody till Nov. 18.

The magistrate also ordered that the case file be transferred to the Director of Public Prosecution for necessary action as the court lacked the jurisdiction to handle the matter.



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