The Order was giving Wednesday 29th July, 2020.
The Homicide department of the state Police Command, had charged the Idumuje-Ugboko Prince to court after concluding investigations on his involvement in the murder and unlawful disposal of the bodies of a motorcycle rider, Cyprian Kumaoro and another, Iloh Kennedy during the 2017 intra-communal violence allegedly instigated by Prince Nonso Nwoko.
Prince Nonso was charged alongside other suspects; Chetachukwu Okolo, Onyeisi Isuzor, Ifejoku Okey, Prince Ejimofor Nwoko and Prince Obiajulu Richard Nwoko for murder and criminal conspiracy, punishable under Section 324 of the Criminal Code Law Cap C.21 Vol.1 Laws of Delta State of Nigeria, 2007.
Recall that Prince Nonso Nwoko was arrested by a team of police men on July 17, 2020 and released on self recognition on July 18, 2020. He was later invited for further questioning over the murder of Cyprian Kumaoro and Iloh Kennedy following confessions of two suspects earlier arrested and charged on the same matter.
The state Police Commissioner, CP Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa had in his brief to the press, stated that nobody was above the law and anyone who had committed a crime as serious as murder would face justice.
However, the Magistrate in his ruling ordered that Prince Nonso Nwoko and others be remanded at the Police Command’s detention facility as the Prisons were not holding inmates due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The commencement of court trial of Prince Nonso among others marked the end of rigorous investigation on the celebrated case of murder at Idumuje-Ugboko kingdom in 2017.