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Man Spends Four Years In Prison Over Police Failure To Identify Real Culprit

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A robbery suspect, Tega Okokushe who was arrested by the police and jailed four years for robbing one Chika Obi at his residence in Iba and dispossessing him of his laptop, phone and charger has been discharged and acquitted by a Lagos High Court in Ikeja.

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Tega was discharged over the police failure to identify the real culprit. While Justice Lateefat Okunnu who delivered the judgement said: “The information in proof of the evidence shows that there was armed robbery. What is to be focused and proved is whether the defendants before the court were among the gang that carried out the robbery.

The issue to also consider is whether there is an identification linked to the defendants.” According to her, the victim of the robbery (Obi) never identified the defendants as part of the robbery gang and he never appeared before the court, which makes his statement to the police not to suffice.

 “Where the robber was not arrested at the scene of the crime, the prosecution should prove the identification of the defendants. I cannot accept the police officer’s mere say, given by Mr. Obi.

The 1st defendant has said he has never met Mr. Obi before. He said the statement was not written by him, that the police only asked of his name, address, occupation and religion.

The defendants are educated. The prosecution has not proved that the police caught the real culprit. Failure of Mr. Obi to appear before the court to testify damaged the prosecution. The defendants are hereby acquitted and discharged,” Justice Okunnu said.

Source: Vanguard

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2 Comments

  1. ada

    June 9, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Nigeria police for u. Always doing d wrong tin

  2. ada

    June 9, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Small man El-Rufai pls respect Jona cos he is ur president wether u like it or not na u suppose jump into d lagoon.

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