A Magistrate Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State on Wednesday remanded the Chairman of Patani Local Government, Mr Perez Omoun in prison custody for attacking the State Commissioner for Energy, Rt. Hon. Basil Ganagana.
Omoun was arraigned on a four-count charge including the intent to cause grievous harm and unlawfully wounding Mr Ebikapade Tuesday, while trying to prevent him from attacking Rt. Hon. Ganagana and members of his family last Sunday in Asaba, the state capital.
In an order by the presiding Magistrate, V. O. Okonta, Mr Omoun is to be remanded in the Ogwashi-Ukwu Correctional facility till 30th of December 2020 pending the determination of his bail application and the issue of jurisdiction raised by the prosecutor, Mr. F. O. Itua in the case between the Delta state Commissioner of Police and Mr Omoun.
The Patani Council Chairman was also charged for maliciously damaging eight cars belonging to Hon. Ganagana, his family members and the Ministry of Energy valued at 199 point nine million naira.
In a motion by the State Commissioner of Police, the prosecution prayed the court to remand Mr Omoun in prison custody since the court lacks the jurisdiction to adjudicate on the suit a request the court granted after entertaining objections from the defence counsel and adjourned further hearing on the matter till 30th December 2020.
It would be recalled that the Patani Council boss, at about 3am on Sunday 13th of December 2020, broke into the compound of the Commissioner and former Speaker of the State Assembly pulling down his gate with his Lexus 570 SUV and began vandalizing his cars and that of his family members parked inside the premises when he could not gain access to the commissioner’s bedroom