BY EGUFE YAFUGBORHI
PORT HARCOURT—FOUR accused persons, including the Paramount ruler of Omokiri-Aluu, Alhaji Hassan Walewa, were, yesterday, admitted to bail by a Rivers State High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt.
The accused persons are standing trial over their alleged involvement in the murder and negligence to prevent murder in the community, of four University of Port Harcourt students.
The trial judge, Justice Latam Nyordee, granted the four persons bail in the sum of N2 million and two sureties in like sum. The court also ordered that the sureties must be verified by the Registrar of the court and must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court and also have evidence of landed property and updated tax record in the past five years.
However, the 1st to the 8th accused persons, were denied bail, as the court held that it did not find sufficient basis to grant their applications, as the charge of murder, carrying capital punishment, ordinarily was not bailable barring the discretion of the court.