A Federal High Court sitting in Enugu State, presided over by Hon Justice F.O.G Ogunbanjo has fixed May 12, 2022, for hearing the case instituted by the father of a late law student of Nnamdi Azikiwe student, who was allegedly extra-judicially killed by the police.
The 27-year-old, 500-level law student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Augustine Ugwu, was allegedly murdered by an officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Police Force in Nsukka, in Enugu State.
The deceased was said to have gone to a beer parlour in Odobido in Nsukka council area with his friend (name withheld) where he was trailed by a local security outfit constituted by the late chairman of the Nsukka Local govertnment Area, Patrick Omeje.
It was gathered that the deceased had just arrived the beer parlour and ordered for a drink when members of the local security outfit (Civilian Anti-cult), arrested him and after beating him, handed him over to the officer in charge of Anti-cult in Nsukka, Ferdinand Nnamdi Ochi, who allegedly murdered him over a yet-to-be-identified issue.
The father of the deceased, Mr. Andy Samuel Ugwu, instituted the case.
It is a fundamental rights case against the Inspector General of police and 5 others.
Alleged extra-judicial killing of law student: Court to hear case May 12 in Enugu