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NIGERIA: POLICEMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING A BOY

January 22, 2014: The State High Court, Nembe Division, Bayelsa State, has sentenced a former police officer, Mr. Matthew Egheghe, to death by hanging over the killing of one Emmanuel Victor. Victor was allegedly shot many times by policemen at a checkpoint in Yenagoa in the presence of his mother, Grace. Victor and his mother were said to be returning from Christ Embassy Church on October 16, 2011, when he (Victor) was said to have asked the policemen to stop extorting money from motorists.
Egheghe was the second accused person in the murder of Victor. Others were Inspector Lucky (first accused) and Monday Umeh (third accused). They were all attached to the Bayelsa State Police Command before they were found guilty during an orderly room trial, leading to their dismissal from the police. Delivering judgment on the matter, Justice Lucky Boufili said the prosecution proved that the gunshots fired by the second accused person killed the deceased (Victor).
He added that the offence was punishable under Section 427 (1) of the Criminal Code of Bayelsa State. The judge also discharged and acquitted the first and the third accused persons, Lucky and Umeh respectively, stressing that the prosecution counsel could not establish their culpability.  (Sources: nuttydelans.wordpress.com, 22/01/2014)

GAMBIA: MURDERER SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR HACKING MOTHER'S LOVER
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MISSOURI (USA): HERBERT SMULLS EXECUTED
PNG: JUSTICE MINISTER SAYS EXECUTIONS WILL GO AHEAD THIS YEAR
IRAN: PRISONER HANGED IN PUBLIC IN QAZWIN
NORTH KOREA: KIM JONG-UN EXECUTED HIS UNCLE’S ENTIRE FAMILY
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TUNISIAN CONSTITUTION ENSHRINES RIGHT TO LIFE BUT UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY
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VIRGINIA (USA): ELECTRIC CHAIR BILL DIES ON TIE VOTE IN SENATE COMMITTEE
IRAQ: 11 OTHERS HANGED FOR TERRORISM
BANGLADESH: MAN GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR KILLING WIFE IN CTG
PAKISTAN: BLASPHEMY ACCUSED SENTENCED TO DEATH
OKLAHOMA (USA): KENNETH EUGENE HOGAN EXECUTED
IRAN: SEVEN PRISONERS HANGED IN KERMANSHAH
KAZAKHSTAN: MPS SUGGEST REMOVING DEATH PENALTY FROM CRIMINAL CODE, GENERAL PROSECUTOR SAYS NO
MALDIVES: AN ORDER ISSUED TO USE LETHAL INJECTION FOR EXECUTION
IRAN: UN RIGHTS EXPERTS ‘ALARMED’ AT SHARP INCREASE IN HANGINGS, URGES HALT TO EXECUTIONS
NIGERIA: 23-YEAR-OLD SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR KILLING RIVAL
TEXAS (USA): EDGAR TAMAYO EXECUTED DESPITE PLEAS FROM MEXICO
INDONESIA: DEATH SENTENCE FOR KILLER SOLDIER UPHELD
VIRGINIA (USA): BILL TO ALLOW INCREASED USE OF ELECTRIC CHAIR PASSES HOUSE
UAE: SRI LANKAN EXECUTED FOR MURDER
INDIA: SC COMMUTES DEATH PENALTY OF 15 CONVICTS DUE TO DELAY, MENTAL ILLNESS
CHINA: 36-YEAR-OLD MAN EXECUTED FOR KEEPING, MURDERING SEX SLAVES

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