• Tuesday, May 28, 2024
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Court remands Edo lawmaker for alleged unlawful possession of firearms


A Magistrate’s Court in Auchi, Edo on Tuesday ordered the remand of a lawmaker, Rasaq Momoh, for alleged unlawful possession of firearm.

Momoh, representing Etsako West Constituency 1 in the state assembly, was arrested on April 20 by the police.

The lawmaker, first arraigned on May 2, before Magistrate Caroline Nwoha in Auchi, was arrested during the state’s local government elections in Agbede, Etsako West Local Government Area.

The court had, on May 2, remanded Momoh in police custody instead of prison on health grounds.