A former chairman of Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State, High Chief Cassidy Ikegbidi, along with Eze Ekpeye Logbo, Eze Ngozi Angwo, and 54 others, has been remanded in the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre by the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt.
The defendants were arraigned by the Nigerian Police in connection with the murder of the Divisional Police Officer of Ahoada East, the late Superintendent of Police Bako Angbashim.
Angbashim was killed by notorious cultists terrorising the Ahoada area of the state, led by one David Gift, popularly known as 2Baba.
Some traditional rulers in the area were subsequently arrested over their alleged connections with the said cult group.
DAILY POST reports that the accused did not take their plea following an objection to the bail application by the prosecuting counsel, SP Eniyepere Sikpi.
Justice Sika Henry-Aprioku, after listening to the arguments from both counsels, ordered that the defendants be remanded at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre and adjourned the case until November 21, 2023, for plea and bail consideration.
Speaking to journalists outside the courtroom, the prosecuting counsel, Sikpi, said the defendants are being charged with attempted murder, murder, cultism, and two other offences.