Edo Monarch Prince Rich Arisco-Osemwingie Who Crowned Himself Remanded In Prison
A Senior Magistrate’s Court in Benin, Edo state yesterday ordered the remand of Prince Rich Arisco-Osemwingie, in prison custody, for unlawfully coronating himself as His Royal Majesty, Ogiamen of Utantan in Benin nation.
Arisco-Osemwingie, a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was arraigned along with his brother, Patrick Osabuohien, on a six-count charge of felony and misdemeanour before Chief Magistrate M.C. Ojobo, (Mrs.), in Charge No. MOR/148c/2015.
The accused persons were alleged to have conspired together on the 9th day of September 2015 at No. 97 Sakponba Road in Benin City to commit the unlawful coronation, an offence punishable under Section 517 of the criminal code, Cap 48 Vol 11 laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 now applicable in Edo State.
They were both remanded in prison custody till the next hearing which comes up on the 29th of September, 2015