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Absence of IPO stalls trial of trader who allegedly beat his wife to death

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The absence of an Investigating Police Officer, on Thursday, in an FCT High Court, Kubwa, stalled the trial of a trader, Via Issac, who allegedly beat his wife to death.


Nigeria News Agency reports that the trial had to be adjourned due to the absence of ASP Victor Uzoewulu , the Investigation Police Officer (IPO).

The prosecution counsel from the Attorney-General of the Federation, Ijeoma Ukagha, informed the court that she made efforts for the IPO to appear in court.

She further said that the IPO was on special assignment in Lagos, hence his absence and prayed to the court for an adjournment.

J

ustice Kezziah Ogbonnaya however adjourned the case until April 20 for hearing.

NAN reports that the defendant is charged with culpable homicide.

The defendant allegedly caused the death of his wife, Chirstiana Igbetar by beating her with his bare hands, until she fell to the ground and died in Sakpo, Abaji, FCT, on Nov.11, 2014.

The offence contravened Section 221 (b) of the Penal Code.

Edited By: Sadiya Hamza



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