An FCT High Court sitting in Kubwa, Abuja, has ordered that two ex-police officers who served under the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) be remanded in a correction centre, having being arraigned before the court for allegedly killing a 62 year-old man in Abuja.
The accused, Abubakar Adamu, and Ibrahim Alpha, both now retired police corporals, were serving with the former SARS under the FCT police command before their sack by the police following the incident.
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Arraigning the suspects before the court yesterday, the prosecuting counsel, Bar Donatus Abah, who represented FCT police commissioner Bala Ciroma on the case, told the court that the two suspects in company of three other policemen, went to Old Karmo area in Abuja, where the deceased, one Solomon Eze, 62, was residing to execute the arrest of another person.
He said the policemen who were all in mufti, arrested the said person on Monday, May 10, 2020, and the deceased, just as other neighbours, approached them to plead with them, to follow due process in their action. He said the police however warned the old man to vacate, and when he didn’t comply immediately, one of them took up his rifle and fired him, which resulted in his death.
He said the policemen left immediately with the arrested person.
Justice Bello Kawu asked the two suspects to respond to the allegation and both of them pleaded not guilty.
He later adjourned the case to January 25th, when hearing on the matter, would commence.
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