Rivers - Inspector Samuel Timothy of the Nigeria Police has been sentenced to death by hanging for shooting and killing a sachet water dealer, Onyekachi Nwasouba, Punch reports.
A Rivers State High Court sentenced Timothy to death five years after Nwasouba was murdered by the police at about 5am on November 10, 2010 at No. 34, Old Aba Road, Port Harcourt.
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.
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Delivering his judgment on Monday, Justice Adolphus Enebeli, declared that the convict (Timothy) demonstrated an act of inhumanity through his action.
The judge said 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.”
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