Justice Silvanus C. Oriji of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting at Apo, Abuja has sentenced a police officer, Olotu Owoicho, to twelve years imprisonment for causing the death of one Mrs. Doris Nonye Okere.
The verdict which is coming six years after the killing of late Mrs. Okere that was hit by a bullet released from an AK47 rifle in the hands of Owoicho, a police officer attached to the Police Headquarters, but posted to the Mpape branch of Zenith Bank PLC, a suburb of Abuja.
Owoicho, father of four children was arraigned on 28 June, 2011, on two-count charge of culpable homicide punishable with death and also causing grievous by reckless use of firm arm. He pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.
However, the court convicted Owoicho, for the offence of culpable homicide not punishable with death (manslaughter) contrary to section 222 (7) of the Penal Code punishable under section 224 thereof which prescribed life imprisonment or a lesser term.