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Policeman Gets Life Sentence For Killing Varsity Student


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.

The Nation

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