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Monday, 19 November 2018

Disbarred lawyer, 4 others charged in biz woman’s murder

The FCT police command has charged a Lagos-based disbarred lawyer, Ephraim Chukwuemeka Ugwuonye and four others over their alleged involvement in the killing of an Abuja-based businesswoman, Charity Aiyedogbon.

The charge bordered on criminal conspiracy to commit murder, armed robbery and culpable homicide.

Other accused persons are Ezeugwu Paul Chukwujekwu, Adogah Emmanuel, Ikechukwu James Ezegwu and Michael Leo Oyong.

The charge sheet said the accused persons conspired and robbed Mrs. Charity Chidiebere Aiyedogbon (now late) of her property and killed her. They were also accused to have dispossessed the deceased of her Acura ZDX jeep, phones and other valuables while armed with cutlasses and other offensive weapons.

Similarly, Ugwuonye is facing another fresh 10-count charge on extortion, impersonation, injurious falsehood and false information.

The charge between the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command (complainant) and Ephraim Chukwuemeka Ugwuonye (defendant) is also before a high court in Abuja.

In the charge, he was accused of “Extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable by death, injurious falsehood against the Nigeria Police, injurious falsehood against David Aiyedogbon, giving false information with the intent to mislead public servants and obstruction of a public servant in the discharge of his functions.”

He was also accused of “Impersonation when you have reasons to know that your name has been struck off the role of Legal practitioners in Nigeria.”

Hearing dates for the two new cases are yet to be announced at the time of filing this report.
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