Affidavit Racketeering: Court Remands 6 Persons To Prisons Custody Over Allege Economic Sabotage, Forgery, Printing Public Document
Rivers State Police arraigned six persons before a Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt on two counts bothering on alleged economic sabotage, forgery and printing of Affidavit/ Public Document Racketeering.
GIFT GODWIN, ESTHER MONICA-SYLVESTER, VIRASI GBARABE, IRENE ANTHONY, COMFORT JUDE and MARY EFFIONG are alleged to have been carrying out the act around the premises of the court along Station Road Port Harcourt.
According to the charges, the activities of the suspects are causing loss of revenue to High Court which is an offence punishable under section of Criminal law of Rivers State, saying that the arrest of the suspects who pleaded not guilty to the charges is the effort of the administrative officers of High Court of the state.
Presiding Chief Magistrate, OMONIGHO NWIBANI after listening to counsel representing the parties on bail application, adjourned till 14th of February, 2023 for bail consideration.
Chief Magistrate NWIBANI thereafter directed that the suspects be remanded in Port Harcourt Correctional Center till next adjourned date.
Recall that since the inception of the administration of Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice SIMEON CHIBUZOR-AMADI several persons have been arrested and charged for the same offence