Suspected killer of former Governor Lucky Igbinedion’s mother, Mrs Maria Igbinedion, Dominion Okoro, and her accomplices, were on Tuesday remanded in Edo State Correctional Centre by a Benin High Court.
The accomplices are Patience Okoro, 39; Francis Taga, 51; Ezikiel Danjuma, 24; and Abraham Kuje.
Justice Efe Ikpomwomba remanded the accused persons in correctional centre pending the advice from the Director of Public Prosecution of the state Ministry of Justice.
Earlier, the prosecutor, CSP Peter Ngwumba, told the court that the suspects were charged with murder, accessory to murder, negligent act, causing harm and robbery among other offences.
He said the suspect were arrested on December 3, 10 and 13 in Benin, Edo State; Aba in Abia State; and Ikom in Cross River State respectively.
The prosecutor further told the court that the prime suspect, Okoro, a cook to the deceased, on December 2, in Ugbor, GRA Benin, killed her and stole her N100,000, a golden wrist watch and necklace and absconded.
He said Danjuma and Kuje, who are security guards to the deceased allowed Dominion to escape after committing the crime.
Justice Ikpomwomba remanded the suspects in correctional centre and adjourned the case to January 26, 2022.
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