Medical Director of the Excel Medical Centre, Ikoyi , Lagos ,Dr Ejike Orji, and his wife, Dr Ifeayinwa Orji, have been reportedly re-arraigned before a High Court in Igbosere for attempted murder of 17-year-old Somtochukwu Ezi-Ashi.
According to reports, the couple were arraigned on four counts attempted murder which they pleaded not guilty to.
The prosecutor of the case, Babatunde Sunmonu, told the court that the defendants deliberately removed the POP in a manner that put Ezi-Ashi’s life at risk and that they had unlawfully inflicted a wound on the left leg of the victim when they lacerated his toe with a saw blade and concealed the wound.
Sunmonu noted that the offences were contrary to and punishable under sections 230, 245, 251 and 252 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
However, the counsel for the defendants, Olasupo Sashore (SAN), urged the court to allow them to continue with the previous bail granted them by the court.
The judge, Justice Adedayo Akintoye, ordered that the previous bail be continued forthwith.
The judge also ruled that the defendants must ensure that they appear in court for their trial and adjourned the case till November 27.