A 38-year-old-man, Bernard Inya, and his wife, Chinyere (34), alongside their two-month-old baby have been remanded at the federal prisons in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State over the death of a lady in their community.
The accused persons hail from Ezi Nwachi Ndibe in Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state.
The couple was arraigned by the police at the magistrate’s court on charges of murder punishable under Section 324 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 33 Volume 1 Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria 2009.
Southern City News learnt that the mother of the baby Chinyere had pleaded while on dock that she should be granted bail for the sake of her baby but her plea was not granted by the magistrate.
After listening to the plea of the accused, the trial magistrate, Nwachi Olughu, ordered that the accused persons be remanded in prison custody.
The magistrate also ordered that the court processes be forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
The matter was adjourned till January 20, 2017 for hearing.