A Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta State, has adjourned till October 28, 2020, for hearing charges against Delta based business man, Mr Paul Tuoma Okene of Eku in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State by the Inspector General of Police over unlawful possession of fire arms and ammunitions.
Our correspondent gathered that, the defendant, Mr. Paul Tuoma Okene, a native of Eku Community and a major distributor was arrested on the 26 June, 2020 for the possession firearms with 38 live ammunitions without licence or authority.
The suspect who has long been granted an administrative bail appeared in court on the 24th of July, 2020 to answer to four count charges levelled against him by the Inspector General of Police.
The charges which include, possession of One Pump Action Gun, with number, RICOL 15-0829, 36 live Cartridges, one Double Barrel Gun with number OJKAL 15-9191 and two live cartridges, all offenses punishable under section 27(1) (a) (i) &(iv) of Firearms Act Cap F28 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, was brought before the court under suit no: FHC/WR/64C/2020.
The guns and ammunitions were recovered at the residentce of the suspect at Warri and Eku respectively.
The case listed as number 5 in the cause list for plea on Friday 24th July, 2020 before Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court could not come up for hearing as the judge was indisposed and the matter adjourned till October 28, 2020 for hearing.