Couple who attempted murder on Police PRO remanded in Calabar Prison

Couple who attempted murder on Police PRO remanded in Calabar Prison

Last week, a husband and his wife, Mr and Mrs Eyo Nsefik were reported to have allegedly attacked SP Irene Ugbo, Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) in Cross River State.

THE PARADISE NEWS reports that the couple have been remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Facility at Afokang in Calabar for two weeks to allow the investigation of the matter.

They will be remanded in the facility until August 29, 2022, as ruled by His Worship, Mercy Ene of the Magistrate Court II sitting in Calabar on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, who granted the prayers of the Commissioner of Police, CP Aminu Alhassan through the prosecutor, Ofem Ubi Esq., in a bid to stop them from absconding.

Ene, who is the Deputy Chief Magistrate of the Court, declined the plea by the counsel of the defendants, Mr Ndiyo Muri, for the couple’s bail application. She said that the couple are to be remanded to enable smooth investigation of the matter.

According to the charge sheet, the couple, Eyo Nsefik, 43 and Miranda Nsefik, 39, were arraigned on a two-count charge.

They were said to have committed the offence on August 12, 2022, at Plot 39 Nsefik Eyo Layout, Calabar, within the Calabar Magisterial District.

They were said to have conspired among themselves to commit a felony to wit: Attempted Murder – and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap C16, VOL. III laws of Cross River State of Nigeria 2004.

That on the said date and place, the couple attacked and attempted to kill one Irene Ugbo ‘f’ by strangulating her on the neck.

The prosecutor went further to say that the act caused her (plaintiff) dislocation on the neck.

It said that with the act, the couple committed an offence punishable under Section 320 of the Criminal Code, Cap C16, Vol. 3, laws of Cross River State of Nigeria 2004.

After hearing the prosecutor, Ofem Ubi Esq., who opposed the bail application, Ene ordered that the couple be remanded at the Afokang Correctional Centre, Calabar and subsequently adjourned the hearing on the matter to August 29.

THE PARADISE NEWS reported that SP Irene Ugbo was allegedly attacked and injured by the couple, leading to the plaintiff being hospitalised because of a security dog inside the compound.

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