Court discharges, acquits accused killer of spouse after 8yrs awaiting trial

 By Joel Onuoha

A High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state on Thursday discharged and acquitted Mr Chukwudi Omeh, an accused murder of spouse after eight years in Correctional Centre.

The court said the accused was not guilty of murder of his spouse, Chinagorom Agama due to there was no evidence of proof from the prosecutor that he was the killer. 

Agama, who died with her three months pregnant was murdered, dumped in the forest and was found after three days.

She died in Opkoshi, Ehekele, Ngbo in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi.

The presiding Judge, Justice Vincent Nwanchor said that there was no proof of evidence from the prosecutor that the defendant committed the crime. 

"With this, the court has pronounced him not guilty and he is acquitted and discharged," Nwanchor said.

Mr Ejem Nwaopkosi, Defence Counsel said the defendant, Chukwudi Omeh were kept in prison since 2013 and expressed joy that justice have been done and he is free.

"The judgement is on our favour. The prosecutor  could not provide any ingredient of prove that the accused committed the crime," Nwaopkosi said.

Mr Chioma Ikeagbunam, second Defence Counsel also commended the judgement and thanked God that justice was finally prevail.

Mrs Lilian Okorie, Prosecuting Counsel said the judgement was acceptable and described it as 'sound and erudite'. 

Omeh, the Defendant said his freedom was done by God alone and prayed  for his spouse's soul to rest in peace

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