He argued that they needed more time to conclude investigations on the
proof of evidence in which they will rely on to prosecute the case.
magistrate court sitting in Zuba, Abuja, has directed the Nigerian
police to make available all the evidence to be used in the trial of
Senator Elisha Abbo on 20 August 2019 for the commencement of the trial.
The presiding magistrate, Abdullahi Ilellah, gave the order on Monday at the resumed hearing of the case.
said he would not entertain any application for adjournment, urging the
prosecution to speed up the investigation and serve the defendant all
The prosecution counsel, James Idachaba,
applied for an adjournment of the matter in order to comply with the
provision of section 350 (2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice
Act (ACJA) 2015.
He argued that they needed more time to
conclude investigations on the proof of evidence in which they will rely
on to prosecute the case.
He added that forensic analysis has
to be conducted on the CCTV video evidence in line with evidence act. He
said that they are being careful not to run foul of the law.
his own submission the defence counsel, Adegbite Adeniyi noted that they
were entitled to see the material evidence before the trial, adding
that it will enable them to prepare for their defence.
The matter was adjourned until 20 August to begin the trial.
was arraigned on July 8 on a two-count charge which bordered on assault
of a nursing woman at a intimacy gadget shop in Abuja.
The offence which is punishable under section 263 and 264 of penal code law.
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