Popular monarch charged for murder, kidnapping 

CITIZENS COMPASS – THIS is not the best of time for the paramount ruler of Kono-Boue community in Khana Local Government area of Rivers State, His Royal Highness, King Taalor Tornwe and three others who have been arraigned on a twenty-five count charge bothering on conspiracy, cultism, kidnapping, murder and possession of illegal firearms.

The trio who were remanded in Port Harcourt Correctional Center were alleged to have between the year 2019 to 2021, sponsored, killed, kidnapped for ransom and operated as members of a cult group in the Kono-Boue community.

When the charges were read in court, the accused pleaded not guilty.

Tornwe, has been granted bail but his accomplices were not. 

The trial Judge, Justice Else Thompson after listening to the charges and plea, adjourned the matter to Friday, the 21st of July, 2023 for the commencement of trial.

According to a Daily Post report, the paramount ruler of Kono-Boue community was first arraigned before a Magistrate Court and granted bail with a shortie signed by one Diukwe Robert, who was later arraigned after the monarch jumped bail.

King Tornwe was later re-arrested and arraigned before the case was moved to the state High Court, where he was granted bail on health conditions.


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