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Court docket strikes out case introduced in opposition to 5 individuals by Ex-Minister, Gbagi

A Justice of the Peace Court docket three sitting in Ebrumede in Uvwie Native Authorities Space of Delta State has struck out expenses levelled in opposition to 4 defendants by Chief Kenneth Gbagi, a former Minister of Schooling (State).

The Court docket additionally discharged and acquitted them, DAILY POST can report.

The 5 defendants embody, Gloria Oguzie(f), Victor Ephraim(m), Roselyn Okiemute (f) and

Achibong Treasured (f) who had been accused by Chief Kenneth Gbagi of allegedly stealing from Signatious Lodge & Suites owned by him.

The defendants had been dragged earlier than the Court docket on a 4 rely cost which was filed by the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa in Cost No: ME/147c/2020.

Counsel to the defendant, Mr. Kunle Edun Esq confirmed this in an announcement signed and made obtainable to DAILY POST.

The authorized practitioner additionally counseled the Court docket for serving justice within the matter.

Based on him,”The Prosecutor within the matter made an oral utility to withdraw the cost on the bottom that it was earlier than the State Felony Investigation Division, SCID and that he was constructed to withdraw the cost after due investigation of the allegations in addition to the lack of the nominal complainant, Chief Kenneth Gbagi to report back to the Police to organize for trial.

“Counsel to the first Defendant on his personal half knowledgeable the courtroom that he was not against the applying for withdrawal.

“Counsel to the 2nd, third & 4th Defendants, A.EAkanyo Esq, aligned himself with the submission of counsel for the first Defendant and additional submitted and utilized that the matter should be struck out for need of diligent prosecution because it has proven clearly that the prosecution haven’t any case in opposition to the defendants because the courtroom had ordered on the final adjourned date that the proof of proof be served on the respective counsel for the defendants which was not obeyed by the prosecution.

“And as at immediately, it confirmed clearly that they don’t seem to be ready even when the prosecution had not utilized for withdrawal of the cost, it is because of be struck out.

“Upon due consideration of the submissions with Counsel on all sides together with counsel watching transient for the complainant, the case was struck out based mostly on the applying of prosecution and upon the power of S353 of the Administration of Felony Justice Legislation of Delta State 2017, the cost in opposition to the Defendants had been struck out and the Defendants had been discharged of all expenses in opposition to them.”