- Elder Tes Sorae, a chieftain of the PDP, has been arraigned before an Ekiadolor chief magistrates court in Edo state
- Sorae was accused of maliciously damaging property which is estimated at over N2 million
- The offence is said to be punishable under sections 517 and 451 of the criminal code
Elder Tes Sorae, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, has been arraigned before an Ekiadolor chief magistrates’ court for “maliciously damaging property” estimated at over N2 million.
The Nation reports that Sorae popularly called Tomeline, was in the court to testify in another matter, not knowing that policemen lurked around the court premises for him.
The accused was said to have, on February 20 at Otofure village in Ovia north east local government area, wilfully and maliciously damaged a poultry house, fence, borehole wire, cassava stems and other property belonging to one Billy Efionayi.
The offence is punishable under sections 517 and 451 of the criminal code. He pleaded not guilty to the two-count charges preferred against him.
Presiding Magistrate Esohe Bazuaye granted him bail for N100,000 and a surety in like sum. She adjourned hearing in the matter till Monday, September 17.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was set to arraign Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu for alleged fraud.
This was contained in a post published by the anti-graft agency on Wednesday, May 23. Iyamu was the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in Edo state, an election he later lost to Godwin Obaseki of the APC.
Also to be arraigned is Chief Dan Orbih, the PDP chairman in Edo state. They will be arraigned on Thursday, May 24, in Benin city.
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