Court Sentences 2 Ex-SARS Officers to Death

Two former members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad have been convicted and sentenced to death by hanging for extra-judicial killing.

They were sentenced by a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt.

It will be recalled that five members of the SARS team, ASP Samuel Chigbu, Shedrack Ibibo, Magus Awuri, Ogoligo, and Olisa Emeka were standing trial for killing Michael Akor and Michael Igwe, while in their custody for allegedly stealing recharge cards in Oyigbo, Oyigbo Local Government Area in 2015.

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But ASP Samuel Chigbu and Ogoligo died in custody at the correctional center in Port Harcourt, while Shedrack Ibibo, Magus Awuri, and Olisa Emeka continued with the trial.

The trial judge, Justice M.O Opara, in her judgment found Shedrack Ibibo and Magus Awuri guilty of conspiracy to murder, while Olisa Emeka was acquitted.

Speaking to newsmen after the judgment, the state prosecution council expressed happiness, saying justice has been served.

She said,

The court found out that they actually were guilty of murdering the two deceased persons.

“The court discharged and acquitted Olisa Emeka based on the findings of the court, because the prosecution did not prove his case concerning the last person.

“From the judgement, justice has been served to the family of the deceased and that makes me happy.

“It will serve as a deterrent hopefully to other police officers and also give some sort of closure to the families of the deceased persons.”

The mother of one of those murdered, Kathrine Akoro who also spoke to newsmen expressed happiness over the judgment.

She said,

They killed my son, and carried our property in 2011. My son said I should forgive them, let them go and bring those things they took.

“I said if you are carrying all those property, bring my son, I will be okay. I thank God He has fought for me. I am happy.

“They said that place is good for anybody that killed innocent souls, sending them by force to the grave. They have already tested it. The remaining one here today, they have tested it.”

Naira Scarcity: Delta Man Slumps, Dies Inside Bank

certain man has reportedly collapsed and died at a bank in Agbor, Delta State.

The said man had stood in a queue waiting for several hours to withdraw cash before the attack.

One Omole Mike confirmed the incident on Facebook in a recent post.

According to Mike, the tragedy occurred inside the banking hall on Thursday afternoon, February 2, 2023.

Mike said:

Just now, at about 1:30 pm. Somebody collapsed and died in the First bank of Nigeria, Agbor Branch. The Date is on 02-02-2023. May his Soul Rest in Peace. It is well.”

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