Ochanya: Court remands aunty in prison

A Federal High Court in Benue state on Tuesday, remanded in prison, the wife of a suspended lecturer in the state, Andrew Ogbuja, over child abuse.

Mr Ogbuja’s wife, Felicia, was the aunt of  13-year-old deceased Ochanya, who was serially raped by her husband and son, that led to her untimely death – following complications from the sexual abuse she suffered.

The court, says Felicia, who was arraigned on a two-count charge will be in prison until she meets her bail conditions.

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) had filed the suit against Mrs Ogbuja but she pleaded not guilty to the charges raised against her.

Mrs Ogbuja is to provide two sureties with a bond of N2 million each —Who must be civil servants not less than grade-level 12.

The judge, Mobolaji Olajuwon, also ruled that the sureties must own properties within the jurisdiction of this court.

The sureties must also submit letters of introduction from their Head of Department to the Court Registrar.

Lastly, they must submit the Certificates of Occupancy of their properties, which must be verified by the Court Registrar.


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