Two supposed priests, Agbo Peter and Patrick Ajuluchukwu, have been arraigned by the police, Monday, in connection to an alleged armed robbery and illegal possession of fire-arms in Anambra State.
Correspondent from the State’s capital, Tony Okafor, learnt that the “suspects were arrested last week at Nkpor, Idemili North of Anambra State by police officers from the office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (Zone 9, Umuahia)”.
Also arrested in their circle were Daniel Nwoye and Solomon Igoji. Items found in their possession include ammunition and a pump-action gun.
Presiding magistrate, H.N Obianwu granted bail to the men at the sum of one-hundred-thousand naira with one surety each. They were also instructed to “deposit three passport photographs each with a verifiable address among other conditions”.
Arguing on the priests behalf was their lawyer, CJ Asiegbu who stated that “there was a subsisting court order at a High court on the same matter”.
Asiegbu insisted the police were under order to desist from arresting or detaining the suspects while the matter was still being decided in court. He also accused the police of deliberately scoffing the order.
The lawyer adamantly reiterated that “the court order was properly served on the Legal Department Office of the AIG in Umuahia therefore his clients should be released”.
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