A Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on Friday January 15, remanded two speculates captured over bombed endeavor to seize a staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Tamuno Igbikiberesima.
Igbikiberebima, a legal advisor, had seized the suspects, Godspower Saturday and David Simeon, of an AK47 confiscated after they came to grab him at his home in Rumuigbo, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state on 17 December 2020.
The two suspects are confronting a seven-check charge including endeavored seize and outfitted theft of six others.
Boss Magistrate Beauty Okere, after tuning in to the indictment group and the respondents, declined to engage the issue. Okere additionally coordinated that the case record is moved to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
She suspended the issue to 24th February forthcoming result of DPP legitimate guidance in the wake of illuminating gatherings that the court needs.
Then, Igbikiberebima had portrayed that he overwhelmed the suspects since he saw the conspicuous amateurish way they dealt with the AK-47 rifle in their ownership while endeavoring to snatch him.
As indicated by him, in the wake of seeing that the hijackers were novices, he got urged to challenge them, saying that in the fight that resulted, the gangsters were curbed, and they promptly deserted him and fled before they were given a hot pursue, and captured by neighbors and bystanders.
“I was settling on a decision before my door on December 17, 2020, when a dark Toyota Camry unexpectedly pulled over with two inhabitants, and they requested me to enter the vehicle. One of them came out with an AK-47 rifle and requested me to enter the secondary lounge. When he requested that I enter, I said ‘for what reason would it be advisable for me to enter’? He said he would kill me. I beseeched him not to do that, and asked him what I had done,” he described.
“At the point when I saw how he was dealing with the weapon, it appeared to me that he isn’t capable of firearm taking care of. I revealed to myself that ‘conventionally, one-on-one, this person can’t beat me.’ That was the mental fortitude I had. At the point when he confronted the spout of the rifle down attempting to rooster the weapon, I began battling with him. All the while, the two of us shot one slug on the ground. At the point when he saw a group coming, he left the rifle and ran into the vehicle, and they took off”, he expressed
“I at that point ran into my compound and drew out my Toyota Hilux, and a few people outside my door went along with me to give them a hot pursue. We surpassed them at Apara Link Road, got them captured, and gave them over to the police”, he clarified.
He said further that what gave him the fortitude to oppose the gangsters was because he imagined that they expected to kill him.
“I thought well, it is better for me to kick the bucket before my door to be more noteworthy, rather than following them to any place they needed to take me to,” he added.