A police corporal, Amadin Idahosa, was on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment for killing a 22-year old student of the University of Benin, Ibrahim Momodu.
Momodu was shot dead in 2013 while returning home and the police paraded him as a commercial bus driver terrorising residents of Textile Mill Road and its environs.
Another version of the incident given to the family by police was that the deceased was caught in a robbery scene and killed in a gun duel, while a third version was that Momodu snatched a bag and ran into a team of policemen on patrol before he was shot.
After several protests by civil society organization, his corpse was exhumed and a post mortem examination showed that Momodu was shot on the back.
The police corporal was arraigned on one count charge bothering on murder and pleaded not guilty to the charge.