- Three policemen have been sentenced to death in Akwa Ibom state
- Along with the policemen, four other people were also sentenced to death
- The policemen were convicted on all 3 count charges of conspiracy to commit felony, kidnapping, and counseling, aiding and sponsoring kidnapping
Justice Joy Unwana of the Akwa Ibom state high court in Uyo has sentenced three policemen and four others to death for kidnapping.
The four convicts include a woman who was hired to cook for the victim - Deaconess Ime Anietie Ekanem, for N50,000 while they negotiated for her ransom.
The state instituted Suit No HU/13c/2012 against eight members of the gang in 2012, The Nation reports.
The news outlet also gave the names of the convicted as: CPL Emmanuel Charlie, Ekaette Edet Moses, Fidelis Emmanson Jeremiah, Cpl Bassey Sunday (377812), PC Mfon Bassey (478463), Ndu Okon Johnny, Unyime Edem Etukakpan, and Itohowo Godwin Akpakwa.
They were convicted on all three count charges of conspiracy to commit felony, Kidnapping, and counseling, aiding and sponsoring kidnapping.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the commander of the Rapid Response Squad, Tunji Disu, advised officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos on the need to be good ambassadors of the force.
Disu said that he is very much concerned about the issue of police killings that have been going on around in the country.
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