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CHIEF PRIEST ARRAIGNED FOR REMOVING BULLETS FROM SUSPECTED KIDNAPPER

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A Chief Priest, identified as Williams Ebulefu has been arraigned for allegedly removing a bullet from a suspected kidnapper before a Magistrate Court Sitting in Port Harcourt.


It was gathered that Ebulefu had removed the bullet from the suspected kidnapper, Charles Orlu after he was shot during a crossfire within members of the group while sharing monetary proceeds from a ransom.

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He however pleaded not guilty to the counts of illegal removal of bullet and possession of illegal firearm.


The trial Magistrate, Emmanuella Okerie, granted bail to the priest in the sum of N1,000,000.00, and two sureties of whom one must be a civil servant of level 12 and the case was adjourned till 10th of February for hearing.


However, Charles Orlu the suspected kidnapper is alleged to have killed one Chisom Worlu on the 18th of December 2019 along Omuakwuru community farm road in Igbo-Etche in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State.

He was said to have conspired with some others who are now at large and kidnapped a victim around Eliozu who was later released within Eleme after a ransom of N3.5 million was paid.


 After the successful kidnap and receipt of ransom, trouble broke out within the gang during the sharing of the ransom which led to the death of Chisom and bullet wound on Orlu.

However, Okerie declined the jurisdiction after the charges were read and he directed that the case file be forwarded to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution before adjourning till 16th of February 2020 for advice

Orlu was arraigned before the court on three counts of murder, cultism, and kidnapping. 

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