Metro Apo Killings: After 12 Years, Court Sentences 2 Police Officers To Death



Federal Capital Territory High Court on Thursday found two accused persons, Ezekiel Acheneje and Baba Emmanuel, guilty for their roles in the killing of six Igbo traders in 2005.

Justice Ishaq Bello convicted the two men, former police officers, to death for culpable homicide.

Messrs. Acheneje and Emmanuel was fingered specifically for executing Anthony Nwokike and Augustina Arebun on June 8, a day after the faceoff between the police and the six traders at the directive of a senior officer, Danjuma Ibrahim.

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The victims aged between 21 and 25 years, were returning from a night party in 2005 when they were killed.

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