Wednesday 16th August, 2017
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Killer cop gets 12-year jail term for killing banker in Mpape

Killer cop gets 12-year jail term for killing banker in Mpape

Justice Silvanus C. Oriji of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting at Apo, Abuja has sentenced a police of­ficer, Olotu Owoicho, to twelve years imprison­ment for causing the death of one Mrs. Doris Nonye Okere.
The verdict which is coming six years after the killing of late Mrs. Okere that was hit by a bullet re­leased from an AK47 rifle in the hands of Owoicho, a police officer attached to the Police Headquarters, but posted to the Mpape branch of Zenith Bank PLC, a suburb of Abuja.
Owoicho, father of four children was arraigned on 28 June, 2011, on two-count charge of culpable homicide punishable with death and also causing grievous by reckless use of firm arm. He pleaded not guilty to the charges pre­ferred against him.
However, the court con­victed Owoicho, for the of­fence of culpable homicide not punishable with death (manslaughter) contrary to section 222 (7) of the Penal Code punishable under section 224 thereof which prescribed life imprison­ment or a lesser term.

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