The couple after they have been arrested
Mr and Mrs Jude and Ifeoma Ozougwu, who have been arrested over the weeken for drilling nails, scorching electrical iron and pepper in numerous physique components of 10 years outdated Miss Nneoma Nnadi in Enugu have been remanded in custody.
The order for his or her remand was given by Justice J I. Agu of Enugu Justice of the Peace court docket. The couple will likely be remanded on the Nsukka Correctional Heart,
The police charged the Ozougwus’ with illegal try and kill, unlawfully intent to hurt and fascinating a little bit woman in hazardous, injurious and exploitative work towards her bodily and socio-psychological growth.
The Justice of the Peace turned down bail utility for the couple, moreso when the police prosecutor opposed the applying.
Justice of the Peace Agu stated, “In train of my discretion, the offence is grievous going by the depend one and depend three of the fees; even because the woman continues to be hospitalised in addition to the overwhelming public outcry; I reject the applying for bail.
“I hereby remand the couple in Nsukka correctional facility pending additional recommendation by the state’s Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
“The matter is adjourned till Aug. 13 after listening to from the DPP.”
Defence counsel for the Ozougwus’, Mr Emeka Orji, had prayed the court docket to discountenance the varied public sentiments on the matter and grant bail to his purchasers however was overruled.
In the meantime, the WomenAids Collective, WACOL, has praised police intervention within the arrest and prosecution of the couple.
Founding father of WACOL, Prof Pleasure Ezeilo additionally disclosed that many Legal professionals have indicated an curiosity in giving free authorized service for diligent prosecution of the matter.
In a information convention after the court docket session, Ezeilo described Ozougwu’s house as a “home of horror,” including that the couple deserves psychiatric consideration.