Extra Judicial Killing: Court Adjourns Hearing On Trial Of Ex-Soldier

Channels Television  
Updated August 28, 2019


The Magistrate Court in Umuahia has adjourned the trial of a dismissed soldier, Lance Corporal Ajayi Johnson who allegedly killed a commercial rider, Chimaobi Nwaorgu.

In her ruling, the presiding judge, Linda Ugboaja, adjoined the matter till September 16 on the ground that it lacks the jurisdiction for murder case.

At the moment, the Nigeria Police says it is working assiduously to ensure that the case file gets to the Ministry of Justice and appropriate quarters for further action that would require that the case be transferred to the High Court for trial.

According to the spokesman for the Abia State Police Command, Geoffrey Ogbonna made this known to Channels Television on Wednesday.

“The case has been adjourned till September 16 to enable the police transfer the file to the appropriate quarters,” he said.

Meanwhile, the suspect has been remanded in prison custody in Afara area of the state.