Justice Ogbogo Ejembi of the Otukpo High Court, who was allegedly battered by four commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as ‘Okada’, has dragged his attackers to court for criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass and serious assault.
Sunday Vanguard gathered that Ogbogo incurred the wrath of the Okada riders when, on August 08, 2012, on his way to the State High Court Complex, his vehicle was hit at the rear by one of the riders but he chose to ignore the rider.
According to an eye witness, the Okada rider, Agbo Athanasius, hit the High Court judge’s vehicle after the traffic warden on duty had stopped the judge and granted him the right of way.
The eye witness narrated that as soon as Justice Ejembi took off towards the high court complex, four cyclists and the traffic warden chased and caught up with him and thoroughly beat him up.
”It took the intervention of passersby who apprehended the four cyclists and the traffic warden and handed them over to the police to save the judge.”
The prosecution of the cyclists who include: Zuzuli Emmanuel, Adam Anthony and Barnabas Agbaka, commenced at the weekend at a Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court presided over by Mrs.Theresa Wergba.
When the case came up, the accused person pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecuting officer, Inspector James Terzungwe, urged the court for an adjournment pending further investigations into the matter.
Meanwhile, Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Daniel Ezeala, told Sunday Vanguard that the traffic warden was undergoing orderly room trial.