Ifeanyi Dike is alleged to have murdered an eight-year-old girl, Chikamso Favour, in August 2017, after defiling her and cutting her private part for ritual.
It was gathered that a mild drama however occurred in court as Ifeanyi Dike gave a loud shout after his case was mentioned. Thereafter, he refused to take his plea.
His counsel, Lizinna Ameegua urged the court to order that a mental examination be carried out on him to ascertain his mental status. Justice Enebeli declined the request. Thereafter, Ifeanyi Dike collapsed in court. The court entered a plea of not guilty for him while the second and third accused persons pleaded not guilty. The matter was adjourned to January 16, 26 and 29, 2018, for definite hearing. Justice Enebeli said that the matter would be heard on a day to day basis.