Killer Cop Remanded In Prison Custody For Three Months Pending Hearing Of Bail Application


In a rare case, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Nyanya, Abuja, on Monday, ordered the remand of a policeman, Johnson Samanja at the Kuje Correctional Centre till June 1, 2021, the adjourned date for his bail application to be heard.

Samaja, 51, was accused of shooting a 19-year-old boy to death in October last year.

The trial judge, Peter Kekemeke, also ordered the defence counsel, George Ukaegbu, to file proper bail application ahead of the hearing on June 1.

The prosecuting counsel, Okokon Udo, had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on October. 3, 2020 at Dutse Apo village, FCT, Abuja, alleging that he shot at, killing the victim with a police gun.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the offence.


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