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An Upper Area Court in Makurdi on Wednesday ordered that Ushahemba Terkula, 18, who allegedly assaulted a Police Constable, be remanded in a correctional facility, pending legal advice.

The police charged Terkula with assault and causing grievous hurt.

Magistrate Rose Iyorshe, who did take the plea of Terkura, ordered that he be remanded in the Federal Maximum Correctional Centre, Makurdi.

Iyorshe ordered the police to return the case file to the Benue Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

She adjourned the case until Sept. 10 for further mention.


Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Veronica Shaagee told the court that the police on July 3, received a distress call that some miscreants were extorting money from traders at the Yaikyor Market, in Makurdi, the State Capital.

She said when the Police “E” Division mobilised at the scene, Terkula assaulted Const. Solomon Bawa with an object suspected to be a cutlass on his head and caused him injury.

She said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 266 and 246 of the Penal Code Laws Cap 124 (2004) laws of Benue.

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