A magistrate court sitting in Asaba, Delta State, has remanded Perez Omoun, the local government Chairman of Patani, in prison for allegedly violating the home of the state’s commissioner for Power and Energy, Basil Ganagana.
Omoun allegedly invaded the Commissioner’s home on Sunday, December 13, destroyed its entrance gate and several exotic cars in the compound.
The Commissioner’s driver was reportedly injured in the attack which created panic among residents of the area.
Omoun was arraigned on Wednesday, December 16, at Asaba Magistrate Court on a four count-charge, including maliciously damaging eight cars belonging to Ganagana, his family members and the Ministry of Energy valued at N199.9 million.
He was also charged with an intent to cause grievous harm to the commissioner’s driver, Tuesday Ebikapade, while trying to prevent him from attacking the commissioner’s home last Sunday in Asaba.
In a motion by the state’s commissioner of police, the prosecutor, F. O. Itua, prayed the court to remand Omoun in prison custody since the court lacked the jurisdiction to adjudicate on the case.
The presiding magistrate, V. O. Okonta, granted the prosecutor’s request despite objection from the defence counsel and ordered that Omoun be remanded in the Ogwashi-Ukwu correctional facility till December 30 for the determination of his bail application.