BREAKING NEWS: 3 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR ALUU 4 LYNCHING

Five years after the gruesome “jungle justice” killing of four students of the University of Port Harcourt in Aluu, a community in Rivers state, the state high court has found three persons guilty of their murder.

The prosecution had sought the maximum penalty death sentence for the crimes which was duly handed to the convicts at the end of the trial on Monday. 

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The students were on October 5, 2012, killed by a mob for allegedly stealing mobile phones .

A Rivers state High court had previously discharged and acquitted five suspects including a traditional ruler in the community over the killings much to the rage and displeasure of the families of the murdered students.

The court presided over by Justice Nyordee has also discharged and acquitted the remaining 4. According to the Judge, the prosecution failed to prove its case of murder against the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th accused persons beyond every reasonable doubt.

He however found three defendants guilty of murder.

 

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