Court remands two brothers over alleged firearm possession Court remands two brothers over alleged firearm possession
A chief magistrate court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state has remanded one Vincent Nkwo in prison custody over alleged illegal possession of firearm. Nkwo,... Court remands two brothers over alleged firearm possession

A chief magistrate court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state has remanded one Vincent Nkwo in prison custody over alleged illegal possession of firearm.

Nkwo, who is 45-years-old was remanded together with his brother Vincent Happy age 21 years.

The duo and others presently at large had on September 3, allegedly had in their custody one locally made single barrel gun cut to size and two cartridges without license.

The incident reportedly took place at Rumuodogo community of Emohua Local Government Area (LGA), of the state.

They were charged with conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearm.

The prosecutor Jonas Rufus told the court the offence contravenes section 6(b) of the robbery and firearms (special provisions) act cap R11 laws of the federation, 2004.

The two count charge was not read out to them and they did not take a plea.they were not allow represented in the court by any Lawyer.

The charge read “that you Vincent Nkwo (male), Vincent Happy (m) and others at large on september3, 2017 at Rumuodogo Emuoha Rivers State, in Emuoha magisterial district but triable in the Port Harcourt Magisterial district did conspire amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit: Unlawful possession of firearms and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 6(b) of the robbery and firearms (Special Provisions) act cap R11 laws of the Federation, 2004.

“That you Vincent Nkwo ‘M’, Vincent Happy ‘M’ and others now at large on the same date and place on the aforesaid magisterial district did have in your possession or under your control one locally made single barrel gun cut to size and two cartridges without appropriate authorized license and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 3 (1) of the robbery and firearms (special provision) act cap R11, laws of the Federation, 2004.

The presiding Judge Amadi O Amadi-Nna ordered that the suspects be remanded in prison custody, while the original case file be duplicated and sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution for advice.  He adjourned the matter indefinitely.

Nurudeen Adegbenro