Fourteen persons arrested in connection with the #ENDSARS protest last Thursday in Ughelli, Delta State, were, on Monday, arraigned before a Magistrate Court in the town.
The initially-peaceful protest, it will be recalled, turned bloody leading to the killing of a Police Corporal Stanley Etaga and injuries sustained other unidentified persons.
A Police Sergeant, Patrick Okuone attached to the Eagle Net Squad of the State Police Command also sustained critical injuries, just as a police patrol vehicle was vandalised.
In suit number MU/193C/2020, six of the accused persons were arraigned on a one-count charge of breach of the peace by constituting themselves as a nuisance.
The six persons are Precious Mudiaga, Onome Ovie, Ovie Brume, Umukoro Joshua, Duku Evans and Oroghodo Friday.
The other eight were arraigned on a five-count charge bordering on felony and murder in suit number MU/194C/2020.
The eight accused persons included Iboyi Emmanuel, Umukoro Rukevwe, German Oghenekevwe, Moses Eduwekon, Oke John, Ogbonna David, Prosper John and Akpovwigho Eloho.
Prosecutor, Brenda Ejelonu told the court that the offences against the 14 accused persons contravened different sections of the Criminal Code Cap C21, Vol 1 Laws of Delta State of Nigeria.
In the meantime, the presiding Magistrate, E.A. Odjugo adjourned the case to October 29 for mention.
The court granted the first six defendants bail in the sum of N50,000 each with one surety in like sum.
The court, however, ordered the other eight to be remanded at the Federal Custodial Center in Sapele where they would be quarantined for 14 days before being transferred to Warri Correctional Centre, pending advice by the Department of Public Prosecution.
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