A Makurdi high court presided over by Justice Adah Onum yesterday sentenced a Makurdi based businessman, Msuega Tsebo to death by hanging for murder and robbery.
In his judgment Justice Onum held that the Police prosecutor proved his case beyond reasonable doubt, maintaining that the evidence before the court showed clearly that Tsevbo actually stabbed the deceased one Atime Tsesea of Adaa village, University of Agriculture, Makurdi to death in February, 2011.
He also accused him of robbing the deceased of the sum of N298, 200 as well as stealing his Jengcheng motorcycle.
Justic Onum frowned at Tsebo for lying when he pleaded not guilty to the charges against him as well as failure to call any witness to testify his claims.
In another vein, management consultant, Mr. Femi Fagite is facing trial at a Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly issuing a dud cheque to a journalist, Mr. Emmanuel Ujah.
When the case came up for hearing yesterday before Justice Dan Ogoh led court, the police prosecutor, Insp. Hyacinth Gbakor, told the court that Uja had written a petition on March 12, 2013 at the State CID, complaining that Mr. Fagbite of Opposite NITEL Exchange, Tabon-Tabon, Agege, Lagos, approached him for a full page advertisement in The Nation Newspaper costing N545, 000.
Insp. Gbakor further said the Nation’s correspondent alleged in his petition that the accused issued him a Diamond Bank cheque with account number 0027210782 which he presented to the bank after publication of the advertisement, but was dishonored by the bank on the ground that there was no money in Mr. Fagbite’s account. All effort made by Uja to reach the accused and complain to him failed.
The Police prosecutor said the accused was arrested in the course of police investigation and voluntarily confessed to committing the offence.
Meanwhile, the accused did not take plea for lack of jurisdiction even as the prosecutor requested for another date for further hearing of the case, maintaining that investigation into the matter was still ongoing.
Chief Magistrate Dan Ogoh granted bail to the accused in N100,000 and two sureties in the same sum and adjourned the case to June 5, for further mention