Court Reschedules Judgment on Apo Six Killings to March 9

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Alex Enumah in Abuja

An Abuja High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja, has adjourned till March 9, 2017, judgment in the trial of six Police officers accused of killing six Abuja motor spare parts dealers in 2005.

The presiding Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, had earlier fixed yesterday, February 13, for judgment in the matter, but the court, however, fail to sit.

It was gathered that a new date was conveyed after a brief meeting of counsels in the matter with court officials. Information on the new date was thereafter relayed to parties in the court.

The officers charged for the alleged killings are Danjuma Ibrahim, Othman Abdulsalami, Nicholas Zacharia, Emmanuel Baba, Emmanuel Acheneje and Sadiq Salami.

It would be recalled that the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), in 2005 arraigned the policemen on a nine-count charge of conspiracy and culpable homicide contrary to Sections 97 and 221 (a) of the Penal Code.

They were alleged to have killed Ifeanyi Ozo, Chinedu Meniru, Isaac Ekene, Paulinus Ogbonna, Anthony Nwokike and Tina Arebun, aged between 21 to 25 years, when they were returning from a night party in 2005.

The pool of evidence includes certified copies of medical reports of the examination conducted on the deceased, guns and other weapons allegedly recovered in connection with the incident.

The alleged recovered weapons were said to be in contradiction to Section 237 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Judgment in the matter is now scheduled for March 9, 2017.