Monday, 31 July 2017

Aluu 4: Court sentences 3 to death, discharges 4 others

A high court in Rivers state has sentenced three persons to death for lynching 4 students in Aluu community in 2012.

According to Punch, the Court presided over by Justice Letam Nyordee has also discharged and acquitted the remaining 4.

Justice Nyordee, sentenced the convicts Lucky Orji, Ikechukwu Louis Amadi (aka Kapoon) and Chinasa David Ogbada  to death.

According to the Judge, the prosecution failed to prove it’s case of murder against the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th accused persons beyond every reasonable doubt, and so they were discharged and acquitted.

The judge however found the first three accused persons guilty of the murder of the four boys, and they were sentenced to death.

The news of the four University of Port Harcourt students had made the rounds in October 2012, after they were lynched to death by a mob.

The sad incident is popularly referred to as the ALUU4.  Those murdered were  Lloyd Michael, Ugonna Ibuzor, Tekenah Elkanah, and Chidiaka Biringa.

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