Posted by News Express | 5 November 2018 | 915 times
The State High Court sitting in Jos has remanded 19 persons in prison custody for their alleged connection with the disappearance and death of retired Major General Idris Alkali, the former Chief of Administration (Army).
The presiding judge, Justice Daniel Longjin, gave the order on Monday in Plateau State during the arraignment of the suspects in court.
The suspects were arraigned by the State Police Command on charges bordering on conspiracy and culpable homicide.
All the accused persons pleaded not guilty after the charges were read to them.
Justice Longjin thereafter adjourned till December 10 for the hearing of the case.
The suspects were arraigned the day after they were paraded by the Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Tyopev Mathias.
Addressing reporters on Sunday, Mr Mathias said the late Army General had left Abuja for Bauchi en route Jos on September 3 before he was reported missing three days letter.
He added that the tracking of Alkali’s valuables led detectives alongside military personnel to a pond in Dura-DU in Jos South Area of Plateau State.
Following a series of developments, Mathias revealed that the military handed over 13 suspects arrested to the Police Command for investigations on October 17.
He added that after a painstaking interrogation, the command declared eight suspects wanted and six persons have already reported to the police.
•Sourced from a Channels TV report
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