Three policemen to face trial for alleged murder

Three policemen alleged to have killed three persons at a funeral in Akoko community, Ndokwa West Local Government of Delta State will face murder charges soon, it was learnt yesterday.

Commissioner of Police Mamman Tsafe made this known in Asaba.

He said they are currently facing orderly room trial.

Tsafe said the policemen were uninvited guests at the funeral.

The commissioner said Corporal Emmanuel Jacob; Constable Ogala Osamudiamwan and Constable Otutu Justice must have been drunk, adding that they violated  the conditions under which firearms could be used.

His words: “The policemen went to the funeral uninvited.

“We were told one of them was drunk and misused his gun. Under Section 237 Force Order, there are conditions under which you can use your firearms.

“All the conditions were not followed. He pulled the trigger and in the process three men were killed.

“We have arrested them and they are facing orderly room trial. We ’ll arraign them for murder.”

Three suspected robbers were killed yesterday by police detectives attached to Ajah Area Command, Lagos.

A source said the command received a distress call around 2:30pm that some hoodlums were operating at an area in Ajah.

The Area Commander, Felix Vhami, deployed policemen to the scene.

It was gathered that in an exchange of gunfire, three of the robbers were killed while the others escaped.

In a related development, two persons, who were suspected to have beheaded a student of a College of Education, Ekiadolor, Edo State, Edurance Obanor, have been arrested.

Osagie Omorodion (23) and David Odigie (24) were alleged to have taken part in the beheading of Obanor and dumped the severed head in front of the school gate.

Parading the suspects yesterday, Deputy Commissioner of Police Mohamad Hurdi said the suspects were arrested through a covert intelligence operation.

Hurdi, however, said the leader of the rival gang, who ordered the killings, Marvis Omorogie, has fled the country.

He said the police would track the suspects.

“You will recall that on July 11, Obanor Endurance was murdered by suspected cultists.

“The two suspects have confessed to the crime and alleged that Marvis Omorogie, who is their leader, ordered the execution of the victim, who was alleged to be a member of a rival cult.

“Investigation showed that Omorogie has travelled out of the country.”

Omorodion (aka Musa) said the killing was the result of a cult war between the Neo-Black Movement (aka Black Axe) and the Eiye Confraternity.

He, however, denied taking part in the killing, saying he only assisted in tracking the deceased’s movement.