A Calabar High Court has today, further adjourned the hearing on the murder suit involving Mr. Gray Agbesu, who was allegedly shot dead by a military officer, Yusuf Mohammed, in Calabar.
Agbesu was allegedly shot dead on July 9, 2021, by Mohammed, who was on duty at a checkpoint opposite Afokang Correctional Centre in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State.
The deceased was allegedly killed on the allegation of breaking curfew rules.
The suit marked: THC/96/2021 was adjourned following the absence of a prosecution witness and the Investigative Police Officer (IPO), in charge of the case.
At the resumed hearing of the suit, which had suffered several adjournments, the prosecuting counsel, C.A Adama, told the court that “the Investigative Police Officer (IPO), in charge of the case, had been assigned to border patrol”.
He told the court that a letter has been sent to the police, requesting the IPO’s presence in court.
He said: “We apply for a date to enable the IPO to come to testify before the court, we have agreed for him to appear on the 21 and 22 of June 2022.”
After listening to the prosecutor, the trial Judge, Isoni Inang, adjourned further hearings to June 21 and 22, 2022.
The deceased wife, Mrs. Tracy Gray and parents of the suspect were in court.
Meanwhile, the court discharged a suspect, (name not ascertained), for lack of evidence of the alleged murder.
The suspect was said to have accompanied the prime suspect to buy cigarettes before the alleged incident.
In other news, it has been almost 24 hours since the tragic Mini Pick-up van exploded into flames in Calabar, and a driver burnt to death, the lifeless corpse and vehicle still lying on the highway.
The Pick-up was coming from 8 miles axis on Monday, May 23, 2022 heading to town when the unfortunate incident occurred along culvert, Murtala Mohammed highway, Calabar by the Booms; a few metres away from Ikot Ansa bus stop.
The incident which happened at noon was said to have occurred when the van loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, better known as fuel from Depot, applied brakes when it approached the road speed bumps on the highway. The sharp march however ignited a spark and then an explosion.
Hours later, the burnt van and the driver’s carcass still lay in the middle of the ever busy highway with a stench smell hovering.