March 28, 2018

Court frees 5 Enugu murder suspects



By Dennis Agbo

ENUGU—ENUGU State High Court has set free five suspected murderers of their kinsmen in Amechi-Awkwunanw, Enugu South Local Government Area.

The  accused persons, Jeremy Onah, George Onovoh, John Agwu Timothy Onah and Chief Patrick Ukwu had faced a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit murder and murder of three of their kinsmen, Messrs Nnaemeka Agbo, Nnamani Ikpa and Sunday  Nnamani over land tussle in 2015.

Delivering  judgment on the matter, Tuesday, Justice Ngozi Orji declared that the accused were not guilty, noting that the prosecution failed to establish that the suspects actually killed or conspired with the intent to kill the deceased persons.

The  court said  the defence was able, through alibi and witnesses testimonies to prove their innocence on the said offence.

Reacting  to the judgement, counsel to the accused persons, Prof. Richard Achara  said  “It is an unfortunate situation. In an attempt to rope in my clients, they allowed the murderers to go free. I am however grateful to the court for setting my clients free.”