Six suspects, alleged to be members of a secret cult, known as Buccaneers and aged between 19 and 21, have been arraigned before an Owerri Chief Magistrate’s Court for armed robbery and attempted murder.
Those standing trial for the alleged offences include Miracle Orji, 19, Chukwuezi Chijioke, 20, Ezino Ikenna, 19, Maduabuchi Nnadi, 21, Maduforo Chinonso, 20, and Ugochukwu Iheme, 20.
Part of the two-count charge read that the suspects and others still at large, on August 18 and 19, 2013, at Umuonyeche in Owerri Municipal Council, robbed a number of people at gunpoint, including one Eunice Okereke.
They were accused of robbing Okereke of her Nokia phone valued at N7,500, Asha 201 valued at N15,000, a black shoe valued at N3,500, recharge cards worth N3,000 and N62,070 cash at Waterside Primary School, Owerri.
The suspects were also charged for robbing one Chinenye of her Blackberry phone valued at N55,000.