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Dismissed sergeant to die by hanging for killing driver over N100 bribe



Justice Elsie Thompson of a Excessive Courtroom in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has sentenced a dismissed police sergeant, James Imhalu, to demise by hanging for the homicide of a business driver over his refusal to pay a bribe of N100 in 2015.


Delivering judgment within the case on Wednesday, June 29, the presiding decide stated the proof supplied by the prosecution group led by Kingsley Briggs, proved past any doubt that the sacked sergeant deliberately fired a shot on the business driver, Legbara David, at Whimpey Junction, Port Harcourt.


The decide described Imhalu as a serial trigger-happy policeman who shouldn’t be allowed to stay within the society.


Reacting to the judgement, the prosecution counsel, Kingsley Briggs, stated it might function succour to the deceased’s household.


“Though the desire of justice grinds slowly, absolutely justice will come. For the household of people who misplaced their breadwinner, it’s fairly unlucky. However I consider this judgement will function succour to the household,” he stated


On his half, a consultant of the Authorized Support Council in Rivers State, who defended the sergeant, Mr Awaji, stated his group would examine the judgment to know the following line of motion however says they aren’t taking a look at interesting the judgment for now. 

“In the present day’s judgement I’ll say is justice for the individuals of Rivers State. Even supposing I represented the defendant, my evaluation of the case after I got here into the matter, I might say, I noticed it coming.

Having listened to the judgement, at the moment, there isn’t any plan to go on attraction. However by the point we have a look at the judgement in-depth, maybe we are going to discover grounds for attraction. However as it’s, there isn’t any plan to go on attraction.”he stated

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