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Court Indicts MD Migfo Nigeria LTD, others, over Ogwashi-Uku Palace Invasion

The Federal High Court in Asaba witnessed a significant development as Chief Mike Nwaukoni, Managing Director of Migfo Nigeria Limited, and others were charged with grave offenses including terrorism and attempted murder. This indictment, following a thorough five-month investigation prompted by petitions to the Office of the National Security Adviser and Inspector General of Police, underscores the seriousness of the allegations.

Despite Chief Nwaukoni’s elusiveness and evasion of police invitations, charges were brought forth against him and several alleged co-conspirators, including Barrister Francis Okolie, also known as the Mayor of Ogwashi-Uku, and four others.

The charges stem from an alleged invasion of the Palace of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom in October 2023, where Chief Nwaukoni purportedly mobilized gun-toting thugs in an attempt to seize control. The ensuing violence resulted in injuries to palace staff, vigilante members, and police officers, as well as damage to police and vigilante vehicles. Despite attempts to contact Barrister Francis Okolie for comment, he remained unreachable, further adding to the intrigue surrounding the case.

In the wake of the incident, arrest warrants have been issued for additional suspects who remain at large, indicating a concerted effort by law enforcement to bring all involved parties to justice. The gravity of the charges, some of which carry life imprisonment sentences, underscores the severity of the alleged offenses and the importance of a thorough investigation.

While the Palace Secretary of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku confirmed awareness of the investigation, no further comments were provided, leaving the case to unfold amidst intense scrutiny from both the public and the media.

As the legal proceedings progress, ongoing monitoring of the case by reporters aims to provide clarity and transparency surrounding the events that transpired during the Palace invasion.

IMAGE: Punch

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