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Court defers murder case ruling to April 12

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By Phil Okose, Onitsha

An Onitsha High court presided over by Justice S.N. Odili, said yesterday that it would rule on a ‘no case’ submission by six accused persons charged with the murder of one late Akachukwu Ezebuilo.

The accused made the submission through their counsel, Chuma Oguejiofor .

Recall that, earlier, a medical doctor, who conducted the post mortem examination of the deceased, Dr. Okwusogu Augustin Osita, was grilled in the witness box by both prosecuting and defence lead counsel, Gozie Obi and Chuma Oguejiofor respectively.

The doctor had told the court that the death was caused by injuries the deceased sustained as a result of physical attack.

Disagreeing with the doctor, counsel to the defendants, Oguejiofor, told the court that it was a ‘no case’ submission.

The presiding judge told the parties when the case came up for ruling yesterday on the ‘no case’ submission that the ruling has been adjourned to 12th of April 2021.

Speaking shortly outside the court, Oguejiofor, said, “we made a ‘no case’ submission in respect of the case and the judge adjourned it to the 12th of April for ruling and the implication of the ruling is that if the court agrees with us the accused will be discharged and acquitted. The court is the hope of the common man and it is where I make my living and everything about me; it is about the court,” he added.

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