By Emmanuel Elijah, Makurdi
The police in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, have charged a man, Aondo Raymond of Tihichan village Aliade in Gwer Local Government Area of the state, before an Upper Area court Makurdi, for being in possession of illegal firearms.
Prosecuting police officer, Sergeant Frederick Orfega told the court that the youths of Mbasombo in the local government area, said they arrested Aondo Raymond and recovered one locally made pistol, live ammunition and charms and handed him over to the police.
Corereporters report that when the case came up for hearing, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction while prosecution said the investigation was still ongoing and prayed for another date.
The trial Sole Judge, Aondohemba Gwar ordered that the suspect be remanded at the correctional center in Makurdi and adjourned the case to September 29, 2020 for further mention.