Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Drama as convicted killer cop attempts to disarm security man in court

By Oko Ojogho, Umuahia on 12/03/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 3,120


Pandemonium and fear pervaded an Umuahia High Court room yesterday when a convicted killer cop refused to be handcuffed and led away by security officials but sternly warned everyone around to keep off from him.

Cursing and threatening brimstone, Corporal Umaru Mohammed, who was sentenced to death by hanging for killing a fellow policeman, attempted to snatch a gun from one of the security operatives in court, thereby causing a stir in the courtroom.

However, the recalcitrant former police officer was overpowered by other security officials who eventually subdued him, handcuffed and led him away.  

Mohammed was reacting to a judgment delivered by Justice Agwu Umah Kalu, who held that Mohammed should die by hanging on the neck for killing Corporal Clement Amaechi.

The incident took place on July 19, 2011 at 19B Okpara Avenue, Umuahia, the official quarters of the duo who were then attached to Abia State Government House Security Department.

Through the window, Mohammed was said to have fired several shots at Amaechi who was watching a movie at about midnight that fateful day.

After killing his colleague, Mohammed reportedly went berserk, shooting sporadically but was later disarmed by other Government House security operatives who shot and wounded him while he was about to change the magazine of his gun after exhausting the one he was using.

Mohammed was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, where he was treated and discharged before he faced orderly room trial.

Delivering judgment on the matter, Justice Kalu said that the prosecution proved beyond doubt that the gunshots fired by the accused person at close range killed the deceased.

Justice Kalu maintained that the offence is punishable under Section 319, Cap 1 of the Criminal Code applicable to Abia State. He ruled that the accused deserves no sympathy and ordered that he should be hanged by the neck until he is pronounced dead.

•Photo: Entrance of Abia State Government House where Mohammed and his victim worked.

Source News Express

Posted 12/03/2013 11:41:06 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Preacher faces trial for feeding congregation snakes

British PM appoints new Brexit Minister

Nigeria to sign MoU with Boeing, Airbus over...

Senate replies APC over alleged moves to impeach...

Famous female drummer Ara mourns as father dies...

Afe Annang commends Gov. Udom Emmanuel over choice...

Akpabio’s kinsmen fault nullification of Akwa Ibom governorship...

Niger to partner FG on capacity building, housing...

Passage of PIB panacea for oil sector development...

Court remands man over alleged defilement of 12-year-old...

Cameroonian President spits fire as terrorists attack school...

Saudi agrees to US request to pump more...

 

Latest News Teleology takes over 9Mobile, appoints new board of directors Bamigbetan, Akinnola, Odeh join list of speakers at News Express 6th Anniversary Lecture 30 Nigerian communities in darkness for over 100 years $12m Fraud: Imo APC guber candidate Hope Uzodinma to report before Presidential Panel UI International School shut indefinitely over Hijab Nurses slam N5m law suit on hospital management EFCC secures 703 convictions in 3 years Buhari signs N371.5bn FCT 2018 budget, four other bills into law Court issues restraining order on committee investigating bribery allegations against Ganduje FG to disengage teachers without basic qualification by December 2019 We’ll take advantage of the dry season to complete our projects — Okowa Impeachment: Our signatures were forged — Ondo lawmakers

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (419,544 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (389,217 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (322,016 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (270,277 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (243,448 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (227,174 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (208,490 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (190,026 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (175,313 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (168,284 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (164,717 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (151,664 views)

 

Zenith Zero Balance First Bank banner

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (72) Business & Economy (3,783) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (959) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (565) Features (667) Global Business Monitor (309) International (2,670) Interview (166) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (24) News (40,472) Opinion (1,140) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,693) Religion (896) Sports (1,770) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera