Delta Crown Prince, Others Arraigned For Stealing
At last, the crown Prince of Idumuje-Ugboko in Aniocha North local government area, Delta State, Chukwunonso Nwoko, who allegedly caused the ejection of his step mother and Queen of the kingdom, Faith Okwukwe Nwoko, from the palace, has been charged to the court for alleged stealing of property valued at N4 million from the said Queen.
The prince was arraigned along side with one of his aides, Emeka Oyibundu, 43, before an Idumuje-Ugboko Magistrate Court, last weekend.
The prosecutor in a three-count charge of conspiracy and stealing slammed against the duo and others now at large, said the offence was committed sometime in the month of October, 2012.
According to the prosecutor, the accused persons conspired among themselves to break into the shop of the Queen.
The prosecutor alleged that the accused persons allegedly stole bags of rice and food items valued at N4 million, property of the Queen.
When the three-count charges were read to the accused persons, they pleaded not guilty and were granted bail in the sum of N200,000 each and a surety in like sum who must be resident in the magisterial district and also own landed property in the area.
The court further said the surety must deposit two passport photographs before the court and adjourned the case to May 26, 2016 for trial.
Since the crises that has characterized the Idumuje-Ugboko palace, this is the second case the crown Prince is facing having been arraigned before an Issele-Uku Magistrate Court alongside side three others over alleged document forgery.
Others arraigned with him were Prince Ejimofor Nwoko, 68, Prince Richard Obiajulu Nwoko, 83 and Prince Edwin Nwoko, 72.