Ozoro Kingdom protests against Police Division, seeks DPO transfer for aiding 2 criminals escape

……………….as 2 notorious criminal re-arrested 5hrs after protest

The Ozoro Kingdom, the headquarters of Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta state, had marched to the Ozoro Police division to seek for the transfer of the DPO of the station for aiding the escapes of two (2) alleged notorious criminals terrorizing the kingdom and its environs for some time now.
The protest was led by the monarch of the Kingdom, HRM, Anthony Ogbogbo I, the President General, Mr Are Nicholas and other stakeholders of the community on the 20 October 2019, following reports of the escapes of the two (2) alleged notorious criminals earlier arrested by the vigilante groups of the community which were handed over to the Police for safe custody.
The protest had demanded for the transfer of the DPO, CSP Samuel Oghenedoro for allegedly freeing the suspects under his watch based on the statement by the Police that the suspects had escaped with handcuffs.
Chairman of Isoko North Local Government Area, Emmanuel Egbabor, described the situation as conspiracy of the highest order, wondering how notorious criminals with handcuffs could escape from police custody.
However five (5) hours later after the protest, the two (2) notorious criminals have been re-arrested by the Police.
The President General of the Kingdom Mr Are Nicholas disclosed this during a phone conversation with Isoko Mirror
“I want to confirm to you that the alleged notorious criminals have been re-arrested, 5hrs after our protest. They have also transferred them to state headquarters” he noted.
Meanwhile, the DPO of Ozoro division Mr Samuel Oghenedoro has refused to speak on the issue.

Two journalists arraigned in court on alleged defamatory publication in Delta

The Managing Editor of the BIGPEN Online newspaper, Joe Ogbodu and Prince Amour Udemude, Nigerian journalists based in Delta state were on the 24 October 2019, arraigned before the Magistrate court 5 Asaba, Delta state over a story published on a bloody clash which recently rocked Uzere community, Isoko South local government area of the state.
The report had link one Mr Sam Ogrih to bloody clash involving some of the community leaders and youths over an alleged misappropriation of N20million oil largesse which accrued to the community.
The money which was allegedly released by the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, (NPDC), operators of the Oil Mining Lease, OML 28 for the construction of a youth acquisition centre, but sadly, the fund was said could not be allegedly misapplied.
According to the reports, it was alleged that, “one Sam Ogri who enjoys the support of former Chief of Army Staff, General Alexandra Ogomudia (rtd) has been the one causing the crisis in the community,” an allegation which Ogrih had denied, stressing that he has no in the crisis or sponsoring of the armed youths in the community.
In a charge no CMA/425c/2019, the commissioner of police vs Prince Amour Udemude and Joe Ogbodu, the two journalists, were charged for misdemeanor to with defamatory.
In the charge sheet obtained by Imirror, the five counts read thus:

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Count 1
That you Prince Amour Udemude ‘m’ and Joe Ogbodu ‘m’ and others now at large, in the month of October 2019, while in Asaba, within Asaba Magisterial District, did conspired among yourselves to commit misdemeanour to wit Defamatory Publication and thereby committed an offence publishable under Section 517 of the Criminal Code Law Cap. C21 of Delta State 2006.

Count II
That you Prince Amour Udemude ‘m’ and Joe Ogbodu ‘m’ and others now at large, in the month of October 2019, while in Asaba, within Asaba Magisterial District, with intent to injure the reputation of one Sam Ogrih, by exposing him to hatred or ridicule, did publish on BIGPEN ONLINE that Ogrih has been a major financier of armed boys unleashing terror in Uzere community and thereby committed an offence publishable under Section 357 of the Criminal Code Law Cap. 21, of Delta State 2006.

Count III
That you Prince Amour Udemude ‘m’ and Joe Ogbodu ‘m’ and others now at large, in the month of October 2019, while in Asaba, within Asaba Magisterial District, with intent to injure the reputation of one Sam Ogrih, by exposing him to hatred and ridicule, did publish on SAHARA REPORTERS that Sam Ogrih, Columbus, Etuwede were behind the vicious attacks witnessed in attacks witnessed in Uzere community and supplied some youths with guns and other dangerous weapons to attack those who opposed the diversion and embezzlement of the twenty million naira oil largess released to the community by Nigeria National Petroleum Development Company and thereby committed an offence publishable under Section 357of the Criminal Code, Cap. C21 vol.1 Laws of Delta State 2006.

Count IV
That you Prince Amour Udemude ‘m’ and Joe Ogbodu ‘m’ and others now at large, on 17th of October, 2019, at Asaba, within Asaba Magistrate District, with intent to injure the reputation of Sam Ogrih, by exposing him to hatred and ridicule, did publish on BIGPEN ONLINE that over forty percent of armed youths in Uzere are Sam Ogrih boys and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 357 of the Criminal Code, Cap. C21 vol. 1.Laws of the Delta state 2006

COUNT V
That you Prince Amour Udemude ‘m’ and Joe Ogbodu ‘m’ and others now at large, on 14th of October, 2019, at Asaba, within Asaba Magistrate District, did publish on BIGPEN ONLINE that Sam Ogrih has been a major financier of the armed boys unleashing terror in Uzere community, which is likely to cause fear and alarm to the public or to disturb the public peace, knowing or having reason to believe that such report is false thereby committed an offence punishable under section 59 of the Criminal Code, Cap. C21 vol. 1.Laws of the Delta state 2006.
The two journalists after listening to the five counts charge, pleaded not guilty and their counsels, Chuks Ebu and Lawrence Obiorah, counsels applied for the bail of the two journalists.
Thereafter the Presiding Magistrate, court five, Asaba, B.N. Anumadu, (Mrs), granted the application for bail for two journalists and the case was adjourned to November 12, 2019 for hearing.

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