Pastor sent to jail over alleged Culpable Homicide

Pastor sent to jail over alleged Culpable Homicide

The Pastor in charge of the New Jerusalem Deliverance Ministry, Ageva in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State, Peter Michonza, has been remanded at the Federal Correctional Centre Kabba for 14 days by a chief magistrate court sitting in Lokoja, the state capital.

The presiding chief magistrate, Abdul A. Umar gave the order on Thursday, following the experte application of the Department of State Security (DSS) to remand the accused person to enable them to continue further investigations.

In an experte application, the accused person was said to have committed culpable homicide, causing miscarriage and impersonation punishable under sections 224,232,433 and 325 of the Kogi State penal code.

The suspect would be charged by the High Court of Justice after the preliminary investigations are concluded.

The counsel to the defendant, Barrister Lawrence N. Ilobuno told the journalists that his client was arrested by the Department of State Security, DSS, on the 19th of September.

He pointed out he has approached the magistrate to file an application for bail because he has stayed more than the required days in custody without being charged to court.
Ilobuno noted that based on the experte application filed by the DSS for remand to enable them carry out further investigation, the magistrate has remanded the suspect at Kabba correctional centre for 14 days.

The case has been adjourned to 20th, October 2022 for mention.

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