Court Remands PDP Chieftain Who Crowned Himself King In Prison

Published 4 years ago by: CLARA JANCITA
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at 10:25 AM, 17/09/2015 (4 years ago)

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A Senior Magistrate’s Court in Benin, Edo state on Wednesday ordered the remand of Prince Rich Arisco-Osemwingie, in prison custody, for unlawfully coordinating himself as His Royal Majesty, Ogiamen of Utantan in Benin nation. Arisco-Osemwingie, a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was arraigned along with his brother, Patrick Osabuohien, on a six-count charge of felony and misdemeanour before Chief Magistrate M.C. Ojobo, (Mrs.), in Charge No. MOR/148c/2015. The accused persons were alleged to have conspired together on the 9th day of September 2015 at No. 97 Sakponba Road in Benin City to commit the unlawful coronation, an offence punishable under Section 517 of the criminal code, Cap 48 Vol 11 laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 now applicable in Edo State. According to the charge sheet, the 1st accused person (Rich Arisco Osemwengie) was said to have allowed himself to be installed as a Traditional Ruler, His Royal Majesty, The Ogiamen of Utantan Benin Nation, as well as assumed the Chieftaincy title when he is not a chief, without the approval of the Executive Council of Edo State, an offence punishable under Section 20(2)(b) and 26 (1)(a)(11) of the Traditional Ruler Chiefs Law of Bendel State. The 2nd accused person (Patrick Osabuohien) and others now at large, were alleged to have carried out the said coronation without the approval of the Executive Council and thereby committed an offence punishable under Sections 20 (2)(a)(b), 26(2)(a) and 249 (d) of the criminal code. The accused persons pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them. Citing Section 118 of the Criminal Procedure, as well as Section 36(5) of the Nigeria Constitution where bail was at the discretion of the court, Counsel for the accused, Godwin Oiakhena who led four other lawyers, prayed the court to grant his clients bail, saying that as gentlemen they would not jump bail. The Prosecution Counsel while objecting the bail application, described the 1st accused person as a man of considerable means who has the capacity to interfere in the investigation of the trial as others were still at large. Edo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Henry Idahagbon, who led a retinue of Senior Counsel of the Justice Ministry in prosecution, told the court that the offence was tantamount to a traditional coup de tat capable of causing breach of peace, unrest and civil disorder in the society. He therefore urged the court to refuse the bail application. In her ruling, Magistrate Ojobo ordered the accused persons to be remanded in prison custody and adjourned hearing of case to 29 September, 2015, Gistmania reports.

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PoliticxGuru at 11:01 AM, 17/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Edo wa wa oooo
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elchymo at 11:33 AM, 17/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Na wa oo
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livingstone80 at 11:46 AM, 17/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Set him free jare!
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victorstic1 at 11:48 AM, 17/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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IF U DONT ALLOW HIM TO BE KING OUTSIDE AM SURE INSIDE THE PRISON!  HE WILL BE THE KING OF PRISONERS! KING NA KINGU
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kelechi86 at 12:42 PM, 17/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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story
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DJSNIPPER at 01:14 PM, 17/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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king indeed
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gogoman at 01:30 PM, 17/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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na watin self!!  anything wey the man like he can call himself na ...   
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Blessed75 at 01:56 PM, 17/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Even King
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dickieponga at 09:17 PM, 17/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Wonders shall never end...
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kudoson at 10:26 PM, 17/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Ppl of God sufferet violet nd violet taket by force
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kudoson at 10:30 PM, 17/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Ppl of God sufferet violet nd violet taket by force
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DJSNIPPER at 11:03 PM, 17/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: Blessed75 on 01:56 PM, 17/09/2015
Even King
[/quote         king for his family
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KennyFidel at 08:02 AM, 18/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Let him continue to be king in prison
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ngfineface at 08:34 AM, 18/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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To be a Prison king is not a bad idea for a fool who rather than be remorseful for his crime has resorted to live large in prison kingdom.
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DJSNIPPER at 10:22 AM, 18/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: kelechi86 on 12:42 PM, 17/09/2015
story
     for the gods
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bayonel3 at 11:16 AM, 18/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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how can you crown your self king? .... only in 9ja...SMH
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bayonel3 at 01:10 PM, 18/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: victorstic1 on 11:48 AM, 17/09/2015
IF U DONT ALLOW HIM TO BE KING OUTSIDE AM SURE INSIDE THE PRISON!  HE WILL BE THE KING OF PRISONERS! KING NA KINGU
LMAO
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ebukkkason at 02:02 PM, 18/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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Which kind king b dat 1 4 inside prison
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piusemmanuel at 07:49 PM, 18/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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wow, what is shaking him self

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