Breaking : Two police officers sentenced to death in Abuja

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Two police officers have been sentenced to death in Abuja.

Two , James Ejeh and Simeon Abraham, have been sentenced to death over their alleged involvement in armed robbery.

Justice Peter Kekemeke of the FCT High Court gave the verdict on Thursday, NAN reports.

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The verdict was delivered on Thursday by Justice Peter Kekemeke of the FCT High Court, according to NAN.

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On October 20, 2017, the FCT Commissioner of Police arraigned the dismissed police officers on two counts of conspiracy and armed robbery.

Kekemeke said the prosecution had proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt by calling four witnesses in his verdict.

The evidence in front of the court, according to Kekemeke, proved that the convicts committed a robbery while armed and in uniform.

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He also claimed that the convicts admitted their guilt, and that no evidence could be stronger than their own admission.

“If you leave it to me, I’ll tell you to stop sinning, but it’s about the law.” It is a matter of law and society. I have a legal obligation to carry this out.

“Countless citizens of this country are outraged at the security agencies, particularly the police, who use guns purchased with taxpayer money to extort Nigerians with impunity.

“Citizens have expressed their displeasure with the dangerous trend of those who are supposed to protect them turning against them.”

“It is therefore critical to use this as a deterrent to others with similar tendencies.”

“As a result, they are unworthy of sympathy.” In any case, I don’t have a choice because the law has tied my hands to the only sentence that the law has prescribed. He declared, “I hereby sentence the first and second defendants to death.”

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He ordered that the recovered exhibits be returned to the federal government as well as the anti-terrorism unit where the officers worked.

The prosecution counsel, Kufureabasi Ebong, told the court on October 20, 2017, that the convicts had committed the crime.

He claimed that the disgruntled cops dressed in their uniforms and robbed Christe Maker of her belongings.

Maker and her driver were allegedly assaulted on the Bill Clinton Way around 1:00 a.m. on January 17, 2017, as they were returning from the airport.

The offence, according to Ebong, was in violation of sections 6 and 1(2) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, 2004.


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