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Prerogative Of Mercy: Delta Attorney General Discharge & Acquit Ughelli #EndSARS Protesters



Delta State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Peter Mrakpor has discharged and acquitted the eight Ughelli #ENDSARS protesters remanded in the Sapele correctional facility over the killing of a policeman during the protest.

The Attorney General represented by the state legal counsel, O. N. Yusuf at the Ughelli Magistrate Court with suit No. MU/194C/2020 in a letter disclosed that the Delta State Attorney General has decided to drop all charges against the defendants and discontinue the case, Politics Governance reported.

According to the Magistrate, “This court acknowledge receipt of a letter dated on  13th October, 2020, endorsed by the Delta State Hon Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice conveying a Nolle Prosequir present to section 211 (1)(c) of the constitution of Nigeria as amended has discontinued the criminal proceeding against the 1st -8th  defendants in this charged.
“This said letter, this court is informed indicates that the Hon Attorney General of Delta State hereby discontinued the criminal proceeding against all the defendants in this case. The charge is struck out, the 1st to 8th defendants are all discharged. He reads.
“Those discharged are, Iboyi Emmanuel, Umukoro Rukevwe, Akpovwigho Eloho, German Oghenekevwe Precious, Moses Eduwokon Oke John, Ogbonna David and Prosper John.

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