NIGERIA: FOUR POLICEMEN TO DIE BY HANGING FOR MURDER
July 27, 2018:
Four policemen were sentenced to death in Akwa Ibom State for killing a motorcyclist. The convicted policemen are Inspector Moses Akpaete, Inspector Idoko Sampson, Corporal Enobong Udo and Corporal Godwin Nnanna, all attached to C Division.
The four policemen were sentenced by the Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo.
The presiding judge, Justice Ifiok Ukana, found the policemen guilty of conspiracy in the murder of Mr. Felix Akpan of Ibiakpan in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibmo State. The incident occurred on Abak Road by Federal Secretariat, Uyo on October 16, 2016 when the policemen on patrol fired at the motorcyclist, who refused to stop when they accosted him for operating at the prohibited area of the city. The killing caused public outrage leading to the arrest and prosecution of the policemen.