Delta Police charges ex-lawmaker aide, mother, sons, others for illegal possession of firearm, conspiracy


The Delta state Commissioner of Police has charged one Mr. Fredrick Alawo (Alias Barrister), 42, an aide to the former house of Assembly member representing Isoko South constituency1, Mr. Benjamin Efekodho to Oleh magistrate court, headquarters of Isoko South local government area of the state for illegal possession of firearm. Also arraigned at the court for illegal possession of firearm, conspiracy and mis-information are Monica Efijemueh, 50 and two of her sons, Sabastine Sunday, 34, Sabastine Karo, 32, as well as Dennis Ukoliko, 38 and Eke Usiagbada, 32.

In a charge No MCO/38/C/2011, Mr. Alawo and Sunday charged with one count charge alleging to have been in illegal possession of firearm on the 6th of August, 2011 at the Oleh police station in the Oleh magistrate district conspiring with one inspector Sunday Ojieh to commit felony with unlawful possession of firearm punishable under section 516a (1) of the criminal code cap C21 vol.1, laws of Delta state of Nigeria 2006.

While Monica, Sunday, Karo and Dennis were charged on two count charge of conspiring among themselves on the 4th, August, 2011 at the Delta state police command in Oleh magistrate district to charge one Eke and others with the offence of threat to life knowing that they were innocent of the alleged offence as well as giving false information to the Commissioner of police of threat to life with intention of causing injury or annoyance of Eke and others and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 125 and 125A (1) of the criminal code cap C21, vol, 1 laws of Delta state of Nigeria 2006.

That Eke on 6th, August, 2011 at Ivori community in Oleh magistrate district unlawfully wounded one Inspector Sunday Ojieh serving at the police headquarters, Asaba with a matchet while on lawful duty at Ivori community and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 338 of the criminal code cap 21 vol.1 laws of Delta state of Nigeria 2006. However the matter is billed for hearing this week as all accused persons are in police custody at Oleh police station.

It would be recalled that the supporters of the former lawmaker, Mr. Efekodho who is in the election tribunal challenging the victory of the DPP candidate in the state house of Assembly had under the instructions of their boss petitioned the commissioner of police over threat to life accusing the DPP member representing the Isoko South constituency 1 in the state House of Assembly, Mr. Benjamin Okiemute Essien of masterminding the threat, prompting the invitation of the CP’s team to effect the arrest of one Mr. Eke, supporter of the DPP lawmaker where an English made pistol was alleged to have been recovered from him but all were later turned to be lies and it was discovered that the pistol allegedly belonging to the former lawmaker was allegedly given by his aide on his instruction to the police who went for the arrest to be planted in Eke’s house so as to frame him up.

When contacted, the former lawmaker denied any knowledge of the pistol.

Meanwhile as at the time of this report the said policemen in the saga are said to be cooling off their feet at the Zone 5, Benin City pending when they will be court marshalled and dismissed if found guilty.



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