2 charged with the murder of German worker of Julius Berger

2 charged with the murder of German worker of Julius Berger

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 1:53 pm

A Magistrates’ Court in Abeokuta, capital of the western Nigerian state of Ogun on Wednesday remanded two persons in prison over the alleged murder of a German expatriate and the kidnap of another German.

The Prosecuting Counsel, Mrs Gloria Nyang, alleged that the accused, Umaru Ibrahim, 33, and Saidu Muhammed, 30, committed the offences on Oct. 24 at Ogbere, Ijebu-East Local Government Area of the state.

She said the accused conspired to cause the death of Frank Sieberg in the attempt to kidnap him and another victim, Walter Limbacher.

The expatriates were both employees of Julius Berger Construction Company.

Nyang said that the offences contravened sections 516, 364 (2) and 316 (3) of the Criminal Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The accused persons had no fixed address, occupation.

their pleas were not taken by the court as they were not represented by any counsel.

Chief Magistrate Anthony Araba remanded the accused in Oba prison while awaiting legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution in the state.

He adjourned the case till Feb. 27, 2015 for further hearing

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