Seven Deeper Life High School suspects already arraigned – Police
Seven Deeper Life High School suspects already arraigned. The Akwa Ibom State Police Command stated on Wednesday that seven suspects related to the Deeper Life High School little one molestation scandal had been charged.
The suspects, together with 45-year-old Ndidi Solomon and 4 others, had been arraigned earlier than a magistrates’ courtroom, whereas two college students talked about had been arraigned at a juvenile courtroom.
The command stated in a press release by the Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, stated the arraignment adopted a petition from one Mrs. Deborah Archibong to the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme.
The assertion titled: ‘Suspects connected to the Deeper Life High School crisis charged to court’, learn partly, “Consequent upon a petition from one Mrs. Deborah Okezie Archibong to the Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State, Andrew Amiengheme, and upon the commissioner’s directive for a discreet investigation into the problems contained therein, one Mrs. Ndidi Solomon, aged 45, and 4 different workers (members), together with two college students, whose actions or inactions negated extant legal guidelines have been at present (Wednesday) charged to courtroom.
“While Mrs. Ndidi Solomon and four others were charged to the magistrates’ court, the two students were charged to the Juvenile Court.”
The CP, whereas noting that it was solely expedient for issues of this nature to be shortly investigated and the courts allowed to resolve on the deserves, known as on faculty authorities to take the welfare and self-discipline of their college students critically.
However, opposite to the police assertion, the 4 suspects, who had been meant to be arraigned earlier than the Uyo Magistrates’ Court couldn’t be arraigned as a result of absence of the Justice of the Peace.
Counsel for the defendants, Fidelis Igwe, stated, “The police introduced seven accused individuals, 5 had been workers members of the college and two of them had been college students and minors.
“They were not arraigned because we were informed that the chief magistrate was not around, but that she would be around tomorrow (Thursday).”
Igwe accused the police of holding the courtroom at nighttime even to the purpose of the arraignment.
He acknowledged, “The police haven’t advised us what these individuals are to be charged for. They simply known as them out and requested them to return to courtroom. They have neither briefed their attorneys nor the administration of the college.
“We have been going there (police station) for introduction and interrogation, but when we got there yesterday (Tuesday), after interviewing them the police said they were going to detain them, but they told us nothing thereafter.”
Counsel for the claimant, David Okokon, defined that the rationale why the courtroom didn’t sit as an administrative situation, saying that the police and the courtroom didn’t have the identical modalities.
Okokon accused the medical physician, who was indicted within the matter, of partaking within the crude follow, including that he would petition the Nigerian Medical Association.