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Delta Police inspector guilty of murder, bags death sentence

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A Delta State High Court sitting at Asaba, has sentenced a police Inspector, Ubi Ebri to death for murder.

The police inspector was accused of killing one Mr. Ibeh Onyeka, a telephone repairer and seller on 5 April 2023, while on a stop and search duty along the Ugbolu Asaba Road, in the State capital.

The incident  caused pandemonium  as youths took to the streets in protest against the killing.

The Prosecution led by a Director in the Ministry of Justice, E.H Edema alleged that the defendant, was part of the Police Patrol team that mounted the stop and search exercise.

The deceased and his wife were said to be driving from Ugbolu to Asaba when they were flagged down by the police team for search.

The defendant was said to have opened fire on the vehicle which led to the victim being hit in the head by a bullet.

The wife of the deceased who sat in the front seat with him was however, unhurt.

The Court, presided over by Justice C. D Diai convicted and sentenced the defendant to death.

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