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Alleged extra-judicial killing of law student: Court to hear…

Alleged extra-judicial killing of law student: Court to hear...

A High Court sitting in , 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 student of Nnamdi Azikiwe student, who was allegedly extra-judicially killed by the police.

The 27-year-old, 500- law student of Nnamdi Azikiwe , Awka, Augustine Ugwu, was allegedly murdered by an officer of the Federal Republic of Police Force in , in Enugu State.

The was said to have gone to a beer parlour in Odobido in Nsukka council area with his (name withheld) where he was trailed by a local security outfit constituted by the late chairman of the Nsukka Local govertnment Area, 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-), arrested him and after him, 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.

After a long for the alleged killer cop to trial, the family has now approached a Federal High Court in Enugu seeking redress.

The father of the deceased, Mr. Andy Ugwu, instituted the case.

It is a fundamental rights case against the Inspector General of police and 5 others.

The applicant is seeking order of court on the defendants to pay the of N500,000,000 (Five hundred million naira) as for the alleged extra- killing of his son.

POST learnt that the process has been on all the respondents except the 4th respondent, who seems to be evading service.

The case came up in the court on 27th April, 2022 and the court adjourned the to May 2022, for hearing and ordered hearing notice to be served on the respondents.

Alleged extra-judicial killing of law student: Court to hear case May 12 in Enugu

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