4 policemen sentenced to death for killing Okada man

4 policemen sentenced to death for killing Okada man

- Four condemned suspects are dismissed from the police force for killing a motorcyclist

- The policemen were said to have fired on the late motorcyclist who refused to stop for settlement within the Uyo capital city

- BBOG accuses Nigerian Army of secretly burying soldiers allegedly killed by Boko Haram

A court in Akwa Ibom state has sentenced four policemen to death by hanging for killing a motorcyclist who refused to give them money in 2016.

The Guardian reports that the names of the four convicted policemen were given as Inspectors Moses Akpaete, Idoko Sampson, Corporals Enobong Udo and Godwin Nnanna.

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The condemned suspects had been dismissed from the force as they last served as operational officers at the C Division of the Akwa Ibom police command.

After two years of legal battle, the presiding judge, Justice Ifiok Ukana, found the officers guilty of conspiracy in the murder of one Felix Akpan of Ibiakpan in Ibiono Ibom local government area of the state.

The policemen who were on patrol at the time were said to have fired on the late motorcyclist, who refused to stop for settlement for allegedly operating along areas marked as prohibited within the Uyo capital city.

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The police were forced to arrest and prosecute officers over wrongful use of firearm against an unarmed civilian following the outrage that greeted the killing.

In another report, the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group has accused the Nigerian Army of secretly burying soldiers who were allegedly killed by members of the extremist group, Boko Haram in a recent cross fire exchange in Yobe state.

The Sun reports that the BBOG rgoup, in a statement signed by its leaders, a former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili, Aisha Yesufu and Florence Ozor, asked the army to release the names of soldiers killed in the line of duty in the month of July.

The group said families and Nigerians should have a brief on the circumstances that led to the deaths of the soldiers as a means to healing.

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