Court Hands Death Sentence to Two Former SARS Operatives

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High Court Justice M.O Opara, sitting in Port Harcourt has sentenced to death by hanging, two former operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad for extra-judicial killing.

Five members of the SARS team, ASP Magus Awuri, Ogoligo, and Olisa Emeka, Samuel Chigbu and Shedrack Ibibo were standing trial for the murder of Michael Akor and Michael Igwe, while in custody for allegedly stealing recharge cards in Oyigbo, Oyigbo Local Government Area in 2015.

However, ASP Samuel Chigbu and Ogoligo died in custody at the correctional centre in Port Harcourt, while Shedrack Ibibo, Magus Awuri, and Olisa Emeka continued with the trial.

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The trial judge, Justice M.O Opara, in her judgement found Magus Awuri and Shedrack Ibibo guilty of conspiracy to murder, while Olisa Emeka was acquitted.

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