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Pathologist testifies how six people were killed close range by police

11 May 2016, 20:30

Cross River - Policemen including three senior officers, were indicted for extra judicial killing and dismissed from the service following the recommendation of a panel set up by a former Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone Six Command, Mr. Musa Daura.

According to Punch, at the resumed trial of the dismissed policemen at the State High Court in Calabar on Thursday, Ugbem, who carried out the post-mortem, testified that no bullet was retained in the bodies of the victims, which was an indication that they were all shot at close range.

During the cross-examination by Mr. Nta Nta, one of the defence lawyers to the 14 dismissed cops, Ugbem said, “The six corpses had bullet wounds on the chest and no bullet was retained in the body, which is an indication that the bullets were fired at a close range. There was also laceration, bruises, cuts in different locations most prominently on three of those corpses, which is as a result of being tortured or brutalised.”

The presiding judge of the state High Court (4), Justice Obojor Ogar, thereafter adjourned the matter to June 9 and 10, 2016.

- News24 Nigeria


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