A magistrate court sitting in Asaba, Delta State, has remanded the chairman of Patani Local Government Area of the state, Perez Omoun, in prison for allegedly violating the home of the State’s Commissioner for Power and Energy, Basil Ganagana.
Recall that Omoun allegedly invaded the Commissioner’s home on Sunday, December 13, destroyed its entrance gate and several unique cars within the compound.
The Commissioner’s driver was reportedly injured in the assault which created panic amongst residents of the area.
Omoun was arraigned on Wednesday, December 16, at Asaba Magistrate Court on a 4 count-charge, together with maliciously damaging eight automobiles belonging to Ganagana, his relations, and the Ministry of Energy valued at N199.9 million.
He was additionally charged with an intent to trigger grievous harm to the commissioner’s driver, Tuesday Ebikapade, while making an attempt to stop him from attacking the commissioner’s home last Sunday in Asaba.
In a motion by the state’s commissioner of police, the prosecutor, F. O. Itua, prayed the court to remand Omoun in prison custody since the court lacked the jurisdiction to adjudicate on the case.
The presiding magistrate, V. O. Okonta, granted the prosecutor’s request despite objection from the defense counsel and ordered that Omoun be remanded in the Ogwashi-Ukwu correctional facility till December 30 for the determination of his bail application.
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