A chief Magistrate Court sitting at the Jos Metropolitan Development Board, JMDB, in Jos North Local Government Council of Plateau state has commenced hearing into N200,000.00 paid to 1st defendant in Rwang Pam street
The matter came up for hearing on Wednesday as parties have been served with prove of evidence of witnesses to be taken.
Counsel to the prosecution O S.Osho Esq announced appearance for the commissioner of police and inform the court that he has four (4) witness to testify in court today in respect for the issue of criminal trespass, conspiracy, and mischief which is before this honorable court
At the Chief Magistrate court, JMDB,M.P Sundun, and I .Z.Ukeni appeared for the 1st,2nd, and 3rd defendants, while I.O Akemade and B.N Bolchi appeared for 3rd defendant who all were present in court.
However, the defendant counsel, informed the court that they’ve been served with the proof of evidence of witnesses and they have equally ready to proceed with the hearing as the prosecution has four witnesses before this honorable court to testify today out of the six witnesses in all.
The case commenced hearing and one Wilfred Abba Esq was called as Pw1, where he informed the court that he was present when the sum of #200,000.00 was paid to the 1st defendant in respect of a shop located at Rwang Pam street Jos with a space in front of the shop which was yet to be completed.
According to PW1, I’m surprised to hear from the nominal complainant that the said shop paid for wasn’t given to her and the space she is using was being trespassed by the 3rd defendant with the knowledge of the 1st defendant.
Even, the rent agreement which the 1st defendant promised to be given to the nominal complainant in the person of Esther Johnson since September 2019 was yet to be given to her nor any of the shop was allocated to her.
The said receipts for payment of the shop and space were tendered for identification by prosecution O.S.Osho through witness and the matter was closed.
The case was further adjourned to 19-11-2020 for cross-examination of witnesses and parties are to address the court whether the nominal complainant is permitted to stay in court when the trial continues with other witnesses are advice to stay outside the court when proceedings are ongoing and both complainant and witnesses are to testify during which witnesses remain outside.
Court has urged all parties to address the court on the next adjourned date.