NIGERIA: SERGEANT GETS DEATH SENTENCE FOR MURDER
February 24, 2014: A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, sentenced a police sergeant, Clement Indyel, to death for killing two persons while engaging in a fight with a bus driver over a N100 bribe.
Two other persons, identified as Sergeant Ali Bello and Auwalu Kwale, bagged life imprisonment each for their involvement in the crime.
Justice Biobele Georgewill, who delivered judgement on the matter, said Indyel and the two others conspired to murder Chinyeaka Kamalu and Ugochukwu Harcourt.
Georgewill, who recalled that the convicts were charged with felony, conspiracy and murder, said they (convicts) attacked the victims, who were passengers to the bus driver.
He added that the report of the autopsy conducted on the victims revealed that they (victims) sustained gunshot injuries that led to their death.
The trial judge maintained that the injuries sustained by the victims were as a result of the bullets from the AK-47 rifles used by the offending policemen.
According to Justice Georgewill, the incident that led to the sudden demise of Kamalu and Harcourt occurred on January 17, 2010 in Port Harcourt. (Sources: punchng.com, 25/02/2014)