Absence of witness stalls case of suspected pipeline vandals

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vandalsLAGOS — A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, further adjourned the trial of 11 fishermen, charged with pipeline vandalism due to the absence of a police witness.
The accused,  Sidi Egbayelo, 29; Sunday Shadrach, 39;  Edem Okon,  30;  Godwin Kofa,  28;  Rosemon Neito,  30;  Ejona Kpamkpam,  23; Moses Victor,  28; Chris Sunday,  29;  Peter Gay,  21; Remo Uchugwu,  23 and Mike Sabato, 29  are standing trial on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, vandalism, stealing and unlawful possession of petroleum products.
The case which was adjourned till, yesterday, for continuation of trial, was stalled due to the absence of a witness for the prosecution.
The prosecutor informed the court that his witness, a police officer, had been transferred out of the jurisdiction of the court, adding that he will send signals to the witness to secure his attendance in court on the next adjourned date.
Trial judge, Justice Musa Kurya, in a short ruling adjourned the case till June 30, for continuation of trial.

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