OMG! This Magistrate’s Advice To A REVEREND In Court Will MELT Your Hearts

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Oh dear, God bless
this magistrate.
The arraignment of three teenage boys at a Chief
Magistrate’s Court in Benin on Monday caused a mild drama in the court as the
Chief Magistrate gave a sermon on forgiveness to a Reverend of a church.
The name of the three boys involved in the case who were
between 15 and 17 years of age, were given as Goodluck Benson, Omoruyi Isaiah
and Ediomwan Desmond. They were alleged to have stolen N11,500 and a Techno
phone worth N4000 inside St. Paul Anglican Church, Ologbo village in
Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.
They however escaped death by the whiskers when a mob was
said to have beaten then to pulp and placed tyres on their necks, but were
fortunately rescued by the police.

The drama ensued when the boys were to be arraigned at the
court on a four count charge of stealing and belonging to an unlawful secret
cult called Blade.
One of the suspects, Benson, told Chief Magistrate Esohe
Bazuaye told the court that he was 17 years old and not 19 as written by the
police on the charge sheet.
The suspects informed the Magistrate that they were from
broken homes and were not caught at the scene of the crime, saying that they
confessed because the mob threatened to kill them.
Enraged by the revelation of the suspects, the Chief
Magistrate, Mrs. Esohe Bazuaye, sought to know why the suspects were not taken
to a juvenile court.
She then pleaded with the Pastor in charge of the church,
Rev. Johnson Nwatamuojor, to forgive the suspects and rather join hands in rehabilitating
them, adding that if sent to a remand home, the suspects would become more
hardened.
“Has God not given you the assignment to win souls? We can
turn the lives of these kids around by making them become something better in
the future. No child is too difficult to be placed on the right path. As a man
of God, the church can pay for their upkeep. Their present situation is not
their fault, it is the parents’.
“Don’t give up on them. You have lots of sheep. These are
part of the weak ones,” Chief Magistrate Bazuaye pleaded.
Rev. Johnson who alleged in his comment that the suspects
have been rooted in anti-social activities, said he was happy that the suspects
were arrested and that he could not stop the police from doing their job.

The suspects were later taken to a Juvenile Court where
journalists were barred from covering proceedings.

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