Thursday, 5 March 2015


About 40 prospective JAMB candidates today appear before the court sitting in makurdi the Benue State capital.
The candidates numbering over 70 were arrested 4days ago by a joint team of security operatives & detained at the Police Headquarters. 
While some were granted police bail maybe to reduce congestion, the remaining ones were congested to court in a Police Van surrounded by legion of SARS. At the court premises, it was quite dramatic as cream of lawyers were refused entry into court room until what seems to be protest cum negotiations were made.

 During the trial the accused person's were charged of criminal conspiracy, mischief & rioting. The accused persons pleaded not guilty & were granted bail upon application. The adjourned to 15, April 2015. In a separate charge a twenty year old man was convicted & sentence to 8 months imprisonment for theft with an option of fine (N4000) which he could not pay.

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