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Friday, 10 March 2017

Court Sentences 2 Ex-Policemen To Death Over Apo 6 Killings....

Judgement at last!!!....FAIR ENOUGH?



A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, on Thursday sentenced to death two former policemen, Ezekiel Achejene and Emmanuel Baba, for being responsible for the death of two out of the six Igbo traders shot dead in Area 11 of Garki, Abuja, on June 8, 2005.

The presiding judge, who is also the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, however, freed three other policemen, who were prosecuted along with Achejene and Baba, for the death of the six traders.


Those discharged and acquitted were a former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Danjuma Ibrahim, Nicholas Zakaria and Sadiq Salami

One other accused person, Othman Abdulsalam, was said to be at large and was never brought to court throughout the trial.

The deceased victims, who were auto spare part dealers at Apo area of Abuja, were Ifeanyi Ozo, Chinedu Meniru, Isaac Ekene, Paul Ogbonna, Anthony Nwokike and Tina Arebun.

The judge anchored the convict Achejene and Baba for the death of two of the deceased persons.

The two were convicted on the basis of their extra-judicial statements in which they confessed that they were directed to shoot two of the deceased.

Justice Bello held that the retraction of their statements while giving oral evidence during the trial was merely an afterthought.

The judge held that being directed to commit a crime could never serve as a valid cover.

He held that it was “folly” for the convicts to think they could be “discharged on the ground of ‘I am directed’.”

But with respect to the three other discharged and acquitted persons, the judge held that police investigation was unable to link them with the alleged crimes.
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24 comments:

Miss Ess said...

So long so good

Kelvin Dat Edo Boi said...

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Kelvin Dat Edo Boi (Stellz Cousin)

Oluwaseyi Esther said...

Hmmmmm

Ehi Grace said...

Very good, I hope the families involved gets closure at last. May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

missylynn said...

Thank God that judgement is passed

ukwu dimond said...

Is alright

happiness said...

At last....

Push up said...

Where is the mr Ibrahim that ordered the shooting? Cause I heard he works for one top government official. This is half justice imagine after over 10years

Minnie Rexpect said...

After so long justice finally.
This Apo six caused a lot of ish back then.
The families will be relieved cos they finally got justice.
May their souls continue to RIP.

Olori footwear said...

It took so long. But still this won't bring closure to the 👪 involved

peace maker said...

Only two police men?? I smell cover up

snarker said...

Justice delayed is justice denied.

Teslim Omipidan said...

Good! Justice upheld.

See how Major-Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi was brutally killed and how his lucky ADC escaped death. (Viewers Discretion Adviced)

snarker said...

By the way why was tboss crying because marvis took her stuff without asking? I understand it's invasion of her private space but then did she really have to react by crying (making marvis look like a bad person)? Abi did the period finally come? Attention seeking IMO.
When I was just starting to be team T-Boss smh.
And Stella I even thought you'd have done a post about the agbaya cry baby but I understand the haters especially one crazy anon that kept on littering T-boss's birthday post yesterday will come and say that you dislike her. Sigh.

Intelligentsia princess said...

Our judiciary system is getting there.

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Good judgement

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

God comfort all families involved

Chickyclassy Mee said...

Tboss is very emotional, extremely,she is neat,I am her fan but I just think she is not supposed to be in that house cos those girls purposely step on her toes to make her upset, I really like Tboss cos she has a heart of a baby, I feel she will take the second position, she has fans o, this life if u fine u will definitely have fans and loved ones, her beauty and good heart is saving her, I like her ,Mavis and co should let her be

Chickyclassy Mee said...

I ssw the way efe hissed when he heard Tboss crying,such a vindictive guy

Squatfitnessfanatic said...

No time is late for justice

Peanuts said...

Hahahahahahahahaha!

Artful dodger said...

Fake justice. The muslim police officers that were the mastermind were acquited and discharged. But the little fishes both Christians were sentenced to death. This is not justice at all.

Anonymous said...

There was no justice here. All those freed AWUSA commissioner and police chiefs were the ones that gave the order. The rule in the force is "obey orders before complaint" so weren't those folks accomplices.
Who pulled the trigger to kill the other 4?
Why did it take 12 years to establish the conviction of these 2?
Were there no witnesses to show that these dead boys struggled with the commissioner of police for the girl in question in that night club?
Was that the first time they will struggle for a girl?
Is there nothing called "ethnic/hate crimes" in Nigerian judiciary system as is obtainable in other democracies?

Mrs anonymous said...

I remember this story then,may their souls rest in peace.I hope ALUU 4 get justice soon.

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