Rivers Vigilante Commander Remanded In Prison Custody For Possession Of Fire Arms
A Port Harcourt Magistrate Court has ordered that the commander of a vigilance group in the Rundele community in the Emuoha Local Government Area of the state, Niece Ajuru, be remanded to Port Harcourt correctional center sighting lack of jurisdiction
The Police had arraigned Ajuru on Monday on three counts bordering on illegal possession of a firearm, arson and murder.
When the case was mentioned in court, the suspect could not take his plea as the presiding Chief Magistrate, Amadi Nna, declined to hear the matter for lack of jurisdiction.
Nna sighted a section of the Firearm Act and Criminal Code of the state and then directed that the case file be transmitted to the Department of Public Prosecution for advice or the accused should seek his bail at the state High Court.
Recall that the police had revealed that Ajuru, the commander of the Onelgha Security Peace Advisory Committee in Rundele, Emuoha LGA, was arrested in Aluu, outskirts of Port Harcourt, in possession of one AK-47 rifle, with 23 rounds of live ammunition, a police cap and police identity card, as well as charms.