From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The Police Anti- Crime team in Ughelli Police Division of Delta State who arrested two sisters for allegedly beating an 8- month pregnant woman in the area.
The arrested culprits were paraded on Thursday.
It was gathered that the attackers, apart from allegedly beating the pregnant woman, bit off her finger in a fight that ensued between them and the woman upon minor disagreement around the Akporigbe residence of the ladies in Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state
The suspects, Victory Ogboru and Mercy Ogboru were both arraigned before the Chief Magistrate, Edward A.Odujo on Charges of Assults and grievous harm respectively but the two suspects were rejected at Okere Correctional Centre where they were remanded in by the Chief Magistrate, Edward Odujo in Magistrate Court 2, Ughelli
The suspects in their statements had confessed to beating the pregnant woman identified as Ejiro Evelyn,36yrs old and their neighbor with one of the sisters, Mercy Ogboru bitting off the middle finger in the right hand during the incident.
The suspects, however, pleaded for forgiveness, a plea which did not see the light of the day when the Chief Magistrate Edward Odujo remanded them in Okere Correctional Centre till the next adjournment fixed for May 19,2020 for hearing.
But a source at the court who did not want his name in the print said” due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the suspects were rejected as soon as they were taken to Okere Correctional Centre hence with the use of Court Order they were returned to Ughelli Police Station pending the next date of adjournment.
Meanwhile, ina related development, a 30-yr old man identified as Friday Nwakobi was on Tuesday in Abraka community beating to pulp for allegedly stealing a Samsung Galaxy phone in a saloon in the area.
The suspect a native of Ohafia in Abia State, was said to have attempted to escape the barbing saloon after stealing the phone when luck ran out of him and he was beaten up by angry mob who thronged the scene to answer the distress call of the shop owner
He was alleged to have retrieved the phone where the owner was charging it and attempted to leave
the shop when he was caught and the owner raised the alarm that attracted the angry mob who almost burnt him alive but was rescued by the Police at Abraka Division who were on patrol
Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer ( DPO) , CSP Hassan Isah said that the suspect was arrested after being saved and detained for further investigation, adding that he will be charged to court on completion of investigation and warned that the police will continue to ensure criminals in Abraka Community are brought to arrest.