Alleged culpable homicide: Absence of prosecution counsel stalls trial of 2 men


The absence of a prosecution counsel, Adama Musa, on Tuesday stalled the trial of Joseph Samuel and Moses Ntayi in the FCT High Court, Zuba.

The police charged the defendants with two counts bordering on culpable homicide.

At the resumed  sitting, the defence counsel, Ugochukwu Ogara said that the matter was for continuation of trial but had been told that the prosecution was not feeling well.

Ogara however asked the court for an adjournment.

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Justice Kezziah Ogbonnaya adjourned the matter until Oct.21 for hearing.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the prosecution alleged that the defendants conspired and struck one Peter Friday of Kuje, Abuja on the neck and cut other parts of his body with a cutlass on Oct.23, 2021.

The prosecution said it caused Friday severe body injury and eventually led to his death.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 97 and 220 of the Penal Code.

The defendants however pleaded not guilty.(NAN)

By Joy Kaka

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