Abuja: Policemen who killed Apo 6 traders sentenced to death

Hangman's noose
Hangman's noose
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Justice Ishaq Bello of the Federal Capital Territory High Court has found two accused persons, Ezekiel Acheneje and Baba Emmanuel, guilty for their roles in the killing of six Igbo traders in 2005.

Mr. Acheneje and Emmanuel were charged specifically for executing Anthony Nwokike and Augustina Arebun on June 8, a day after the face-off between the police and the six traders allegedly based on the directive of a senior officer, Danjuma Ibrahim.

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The court today (Thursday), convicted the two former police officers, to death for culpable homicide.

The defendants had pleaded not guilty to the allegations, making the trial to go through full stretch of adjudication from 2005 to date.

Recall that the deceased, aged between 21 and 25 years, were returning from a night party in 2005 when they were killed.

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