Justice L.O Okereke has sentenced a police constable to death by hanging for killing a fellow police officer, inspector Clement Onwuegbuta two years ago.
Justice Okereke in his judgment noted that the plea by constable Ekeozor that he shot the deceased in self defense was not tenable as he did not receive order from his senior officer on duty to shoot before doing so. The judge further ruled that the accused could not establish the evidence of provocation that prompted the shooting, noting that he shot and killed the deceased in an unlawful presumption that he was an armed robber. He insisted that the killing was an unlawful act against the Criminal code 231 of Enugu state. Meanwhile the defense counsel Mr. B.C Nwobodo stated that the judgment will be challenged at the appeal court.
Will the civil Rights group accept a death penalty against any citizen?