Justice Ishaq Bello has today sentenced two police officers to death for their roles in the killing of two of the Apo six spare parts dealers killed in 2005.
The officers sentenced are the 4th and 5th defendants in the case, Emmanuel Baba and Ezekiel Acheneje.
Meanwhile, the court has discharged and acquitted Danjuma Ibrahim, Nicholas Zacharia, and Sadiq Salami (the 1st, 3rd and 6th defendants) of all the 9-counts charge.
Delivery his verdict in the matter today, the trial judge, Justice Ishaq Bello held that the prosecution failed to establish a case of conspiracy and culpable homicide against Danjuma, the 3rd and 6 defendants as testimonies of the prosecution witnesses were contradictory.
Specifically, the Federal Government had charged Ibrahim [1st defendant], along with Othman Abdulsalam [at large], Nicholas Zakaria, Ezekiel Acheneje, Emmanuel Baba and Sadiq Salami, 2nd to 6th defendants respectively, for “agreeing to do or cause to be done an illegal act and therefore conspired amongst yourself to commit felony to wit: Culpable Homicide Punishable with death by agreeing to kill.”