OZUBULU KILLING: COURT ADJOURNS UNTIL MAY 25
Continuation of hearing into the trial of four suspects accused of involvement in the killing of worshipers at St Philips Catholic church Ozubulu, has been adjourned until May 25 2018.
During hearing at the high court sitting in Awka, one of the prosecution witnesses, Chief Oruche said two suspects who were in prison in South Africa had approached Ozubulu people demanding for $1,000,000 (one million dollar) to end the rift that was going on between some indigenes of the community based in the area.
The witness who is the eight person filled by the prosecution counsel told the court during cross examination that he never mentioned any of the four suspects currently being arraigned as one of the suspects in the statement he gave to the police in November.
The Prosecution witness, Chief Oruche, also told the court that he had no idea of any court in South Africa that ever convicted Chinedu Akpunonu for murder or conspiracy.
In an interview, the prosecution counsel, Mr. Jay Jay Ezeuko (SAN) said they would soon submit evidence of the voice recording of the witness, which he said was more comprehensive than the statement available in court.
The defence counsel, Mr. Festus Kayemu, who expressed the confidence in the ability of the court to handle the matter, said they would decide on what next to do when the prosecution counsel exhaust their witnesses.