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Tuesday, 12 March 2013
(NEWS): Police officer sentenced to death by hanging in Abia
An ex-police Corporal, Umaru Muhammed has been sentenced to death by hanging by an Umuahia High Court, Abia, on Monday for shooting and killing a man at a close range.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Agwu Kalu held that the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that the gunshots fired at one Cpl. Clement Amechi, at close range by Muhammed killed the deceased.
DailyPost Metro reported that the court held that the accused deserved no sympathy and ordered that he should be hung on the neck until he dies.
It was gathered that Muhammed showed no sign of remorse after the death sentence was passed on him. He also refused to be handcuffed before he was taken away by the prison warders that brought him to court.
It would be recalled that Muhammed, an officer with the Nigeria Police, Abia Command, and attached to Abia Government House, had on July 19, 2011, killed Mr. Amechi.