Over the murder of a church member, 19-year old lucky Chukwuka, 5 RCCG members have been arrested.
The suspects who have now been remanded by an Evbuoriaria Chief magistrate court were arraigned on a two-count charge of murder and conspiracy. The accused persons include; Godwin Ukrakpor aged 70, Uche Esegine 22, Taiwo Omogoroye aged 42, Austin Osaikhuwuomwan aged 39 and Meshak Owuh aged 28. .
The offence was reportedly committed on July 1st 2017 at Sapele road in Benin City, while returning from a church all night service. The were said to have negligently caused the death of Lucky Chukwuka. .
Pleas of the accused persons were not taken owing to the magnitude of the offence, punishable under sections 316 and 325 of the criminal code. Presiding Chief Magistrate, Frank Idiake, declined jurisdiction over the matter and consequently remanded the suspects in prison custody and referred their case to the State DPP for legal advice.