An FCT High Court has convicted and sentenced two out of five policemen accused in the extrajudicial killings of six Apo traders in 2005 to death.
The accused Ezekiel Acheneche and Emmanuel Baba were convicted of homicide punishable by death under section 22 1a of the penal code while others were absolved of wrongdoing and discharged.
Recall that seven policemen namely Danjuma Ibrahim, Othman Abdulsalami, now at large; Nicholas Zakaria, Ezekiel Acheneje, Baba Emmanuel, and Sadiq Salami murdered the victims in cold blood. .
The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation had accused police officers of killing Ifeanyi Ozo, Chinedu Meniru, Isaac Ekene, Paulinus Ogbonna, Anthony Nwokike and Augustina Arebun.
The deceased were said to be returning from a night party in 2005 when they were murdered by the policemen who claimed that the victims were armed robbers claiming they were gunned down because they opened fire first.
The case popularly known as ‘Apo Six’ has generated public outcry from the beginning as the police authorities tried to cover it up. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was forced to constitute an official panel of inquiry to ascertain the remote and immediately cause of the incident.