Justice Adolphus Enebeli of Rivers State High Court yesterday sentenced a Police Inspector, Mr. Samuel Timothy to death by hanging.
The Inspector shot dead one Onyekachi Nwasouba, a graduate of Industrial chemistry on November 10 , 2010 at No 34 Old Aba road, Port Harcourt at about 5am.
The deceased reportedly pleaded that he was not an armed robber before he was shot dead by the trigger happy Inspector Timothy.
The deceased according to information available before the court was a producer and distributor of his brand of sachet water. He was out to distribute the sachet water to his clients when the sad incident occurred.
Justice Enebeli in his ruling said the matter had been in his court since 2010, describing the convict as inhuman and not fit to live among descent humans.
“inhuman trigger-happy policeman, who engages in murder; a hater of humankind and merciless killer, after hearing that the victim was an ordinary pure water seller”.
“According to Section 319 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I do not have the power to reduce your sentence. That, you, Inspector Timothy Sampson be hanged on your neck until you are dead”, he ruled.
Justice Enebeli further discharged and acquitted Corporal Moses Obediah, saying that the testimonies of witnesses and others before the court showed that he did not conspire with Inspector Timothy to brutally murder Nwasouba.