The trial of suspected killers of the four students of the University of Port Harcourt was stalled today at a high court in Port Harcourt due to the inability of three of the accused persons to provide legal representatives.
Eleven persons including the paramount ruler of Omuokiri village in Aluu community Rivers State Hassan Walewa are currently facing eight count charge of murder and neglect to prevent felony following the lynching of the four students by a mob in October 2012.
A bail application brought by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria OCJ Okocha representing the paramount ruler was not taken due to the failure of the three accused persons to provide legal representatives.
The presiding judge Justice L.L. Nyorde referred the three accused persons to the legal aid council to secure the assistance of a lawyer to represent them in the case.
The court adjourned till 1st of August, 2013 to take plea from the accused persons.