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Man Sent To Jail For Stabbing, Robbing Woman

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A 24-year-old man, Okeye Jacob, has been remanded in prison on Friday for stabbing one Florence Igwe in the face with a dagger and thereafter robbed her.

Okeye, who was remanded by an Ebonyi State magistrates’ court sitting in Abakaliki, allegedly belonged to a cult group known as Junior Vikings Confraternity and used to terrorise unsuspecting members of the public and robbing them of their valuables.

City Round further gathered that the suspect committed the offence at Ohaofia Agba community in the Ishielu Local Government Area of the state, on February 9, 2020.

He was arraigned before the magistrates’ court on four counts bordering on armed robbery, attempted murder, cultism and conspiracy on Friday.

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The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Chinedu Mbam, said the suspect almost killed the victim during the incident. He also told the court that the offence was punishable under sections 516A (a), 402, 320 of the Criminal Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria.

No bail application was made on the suspect’s behalf because he was not represented in court by any defence counsel.

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