Court adjourns hearing in Calabar soldier’s murder case

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A Calabar High Court has further postponed the hearing on the murder lawsuit involving Mr. Gray Agbesu, who was allegedly shot dead by a military officer, Yusuf Mohammed, in Calabar.

Agbesu was allegedly shot dead on July 9, 2021 by Mohammed, who was on duty at a checkpoint outside the Afokang Correctional Center in Calabar, the capital of Cross River state.

The deceased was allegedly killed on charges of violating curfew rules.

The lawsuit marked: THC/96/2021 was postponed after the absence of a prosecution witness and the Investigative Police Officer (IPO), in charge of the case.

At the resumption of the hearing of the lawsuit, which had suffered several postponements, the prosecutor, CA Adama, told the court that “the Investigative Police Officer (IPO), in charge of the case, had been assigned to the border patrol.

He told the court that a letter was sent to the police, requesting the IPO’s presence in court.

He said: “We request a date to allow the IPO to come testify in court, we have agreed that he will appear on June 21 and 22, 2022.”

After listening to the prosecutor, the trial judge, Isoni Inang, postponed the hearings to June 21 and 22, 2022.

The decedent’s wife, Mrs. Tracy Gray, and the suspect’s parents were in court.

MEANWHILE, the court discharged a suspect, (name not given), for lack of evidence of the alleged murder.

The suspect was said to have accompanied the main suspect to buy cigarettes prior to the alleged incident.

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