A Rivers State High Court has sentenced one Inspector Samuel Timothy of the Nigeria Police Force to death by hanging for shooting and killing a sachet water dealer, Onyekachi Nwasouba.
The court’s ruling came about five years after Nwasouba’s murder by the police at about 5a.m. on November 10, 2010 at No. 34, Old Aba Road, Port Harcourt.
Nwasouba, who was a graduate of Industrial Chemistry, was branded an armed robber by the police, while he was on his way to distribute his products to customers within the Port Harcourt metropolis.
The deceased was shot dead by a team of policemen led by Timothy at the front of his residence, even after he (Nwasouba) shouted to the hearing of the policemen that he was only a pure water producer and not an armed robber.
Delivering judgment, on Monday, the trial judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli, declared that the convict (Timothy) demonstrated an act of inhumanity through his action.
The Judge stated that based on the testimonies of witnesses, including members of the patrol team, in the case, the convict was an “inhuman, trigger-happy policeman, who engages in murder; a hater of humankind and a merciless killer.”
Source: Stella Dimoko Korkus blog