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Three Nigerians who allegedly plotted to kill NC cops granted bail

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Three Nigerian nationals who are charged with conspiracy to commit murder and rape have been granted bail of R10 000 each following their appearance in the Upington District Court on October 25.

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THREE Nigerian nationals who are charged with conspiracy to commit murder and rape have been granted bail of R10 000 each following their appearance in the Upington District Court on October 25.

The trio – Paul Ogor Ndudiokwe, 46, Obinna Igbokwe, 39, and Kenneth Ozor Onurarah, 53 – are accused of having conspired, along with several other suspects, to murder certain police officers in Upington.

The regional spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the Northern Cape, Mojalefa Senokoatsane, said the accused allegedly conspired to murder the police officers during a meeting that was held at a house situated near Upington.

“The three accused were part of a group of seven suspects who were arrested in Upington on October 15, 2023,” said Senokoatsane.

“Their motive for wanting to murder the police officers was because they regularly arrest them for possession or dealing of drugs. These arrests were hurting their business and causing them to lose money.

“The accused were arrested by the police after receiving an intelligence report from a witness, who heard the discussions between the suspects. During that meeting, it is alleged that one suspect also said that he wanted to rape the wife of one of the officers in front of him.”

Senokoatsane said the case was postponed to December and certain conditions were imposed when the accused were released on bail.

“The prosecution opposed bail, given the gravity of the charges against the accused. Even though the prosecution opposed bail, the court granted the accused bail of R10 000 each, with conditions that they should not make any contact with State witnesses and they should report to the nearest police station twice a week.

“The matter has been remanded to December 11, 2023, for further investigations,” Senokoatsane said.

Paul Ogor Ndudiokwe, 46. Picture: Supplied

Obinna Igbokwe, 39. Picture: Supplied

Kenneth Ozor Onurarah; 53. Picture: Supplied
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