By Emmanuel Elebeke
Justice Garuba Salisu of a High Court sitting at Maitama, Abuja, has adjourned the case on the murder of one Anthony Eze to December 16.
Six persons, including Augustine Nwamba, alias Jangaza; Idris Shuaibu; Emmanuel Igwe; Samuel Okoro and two others, are standing trial over the alleged murder of the deceased, who was shot dead on November 6, 2014, at Tungamaji between Zuba and Giri area of Abuja.
When the case came up for hearing last Thursday, the Investigative Police Officer, IPO, testified that he had enough evidence to prove that the accused persons actually masterminded the killing of the deceased.
The IPO, after admitting all the exhibits tendered before the court as proof of his claim, insisted that he was convinced by his investigation that the six accused persons were guilty of the offence.
Some of the evidence tendered before the court were the statements by the accused persons, SIM cards recovered from one of the accused persons and the search warrant issued him before the search as well as a bank transaction between the deceased and the accused.
Meanwhile, the defence counsel to the fourth accused person, Mr. T. A. Oguajamma objected to the authorship of the statement by his clients and urged the court to disregard it as an exhibit.
However, the prosecution counsel, Mr. Malik Taiwo, challenged him and urged the court to discountenance the objection by defence counsel and go ahead to retain the statement as a relevant element in the prosecution process.
However, defence counsel of the other suspects admitted all the exhibits tendered before the court for prosecution.
Justice Salisu adjourned ruling on the objection till the next adjournment date.
He also suspended ruling on the bail application by the second accused person till the next adjournment date and ordered the accused and five others to be remanded in prison custody.