Court sentences two dismissed policemen, three others to death for kidnapping 

July 16, 2021
10 Views

Click here!

Court sentences two dismissed policemen, three others to death for kidnapping 

Posted by News Express | 16 July 2021 | 261 times

Gmail icon


By BASSEY ANTHONY, Uyo

An Akwa Ibom High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene presided over by Justice Eno Isangedighi has sentenced two policemen and three others to death for kidnapping an Uyo-based cattle dealer, Alhaji Muhammad Umar Barkindo.

The condemned policemen are Corporal Friday Udo, a native of Ikot Inyang in Oruk Anam Local Government Area and Corporal Saturday Okorie of Ikot Etenge also in Oruk Anam who have since been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force.

Also condemned to death were Walter Jack Udo, a native of Iwok Nsit in Nsit Atai, Udo Moses Akpaetuk of Ikot Ada Idem, Ibiono Ibom and Udo Okon Etim from Ikot Asua in Nsit Atai whose house was used to keep the victim while they demanded N100m ransom.

The judgement laid to rest the 10- year-old trial of the 8-man squad also linked to the kidnap of a medical expert at the University of Uyo, Dr. Ini Enang in August, 2011, a case for which the court discharged and acquitted the accused for want of evidence.

The three other accused died in the course of their trial with their names struck out by the Court.

In her judgment, Justice Eno Isangedighi held the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubts and found the accused guilty of conspiracy and kidnapping Alhaji Barkindo on 25th November, 2011, an offense punishable by death in section one subsection two of Akwa Ibom State Internal Security and Enforcement Law 2009.

Justice Isangedighi prayed God to have mercy upon the souls of the condemned kidnappers. (The Nation)

Source: News Express


Readers Comments

No comments yet. Be the first to post comment.


You may also like…

You may be interested

News
1 views

Better for us to kill Igboho in Benin than return him to Nigeria…

admin - July 25, 2021

<!-- Better for us to kill Igboho in Benin than return him to Nigeria —Lawyer – ElombahNews HomeNewsBetter for us…

Sunday Igboho arrested in Benin Rep. en route to Germany
News
1 views
News
1 views

Sunday Igboho arrested in Benin Rep. en route to Germany

admin - July 25, 2021

Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in Cotonou Airport in Benin Republic en route to…

IPOB adds Uzodinma, Soludo to list of Nnamdi Kanu’s…
News
News

IPOB adds Uzodinma, Soludo to list of Nnamdi Kanu’s…

admin - July 25, 2021

<!-- IPOB adds Uzodinma, Soludo to list of Nnamdi Kanu’s betrayers, absolves Obiano – ElombahNews HomeIgbo CornerIPOB adds Uzodinma, Soludo…

Leave a Comment