Appeal Court upheld Death Sentence of Police Inspector who killed Okada Man In Akwa Ibom

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By Harisson Esien, From Uyo

The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar has upheld the judgement of Justice Ifiok Ukana of Uyo High Court which sentenced a Police Inspector in Akwa Ibom State Command, Moses Akpaette to death over the murder of a commercial motorcyclist, Felix Kenneth Akpan on Abak Road, Uyo over N20.

The incident occurred on 15th October, 2015, when Inspector Akpaete, led a team of three other officers on patrol of Uyo metropolis.

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In a unanimous judgment, the Appeal Court however discharged and acquitted three other members of the patrol team: Inspector Idoko Sampson, Corporal Enobong Udo and Corporal Godwin Nnana on the grounds that though they were part of the patrol team, it was their leader, Inspector Akpaette who pulled the trigger that fired the bulletin which killed the "okada".

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