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Court admits suspected Harry killers’ confessional statements

Posted by Guardian on 2006/05/17 | Views: 516 |

Court admits suspected Harry killers’ confessional statements


Three years after the gruesome killing of the National Vice Chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) for the South - South, Dr. Marshal Harry, an Abuja High Court has admitted confessional statements made to the police by a quartet accused of complicity in his death on March 4, 2003.

Three years after the gruesome killing of the National Vice Chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) for the South - South, Dr. Marshal Harry, an Abuja High Court has admitted confessional statements made to the police by a quartet accused of complicity in his death on March 4, 2003.

The separate statements credited to the accused persons - Sunday Ofuoku, Musa Babatunde, Stephen Imodumeh and Friday Amaize and made between March 5 and 7, 2003, said they were not assassins, but armed robbers.

Their statements, which narrate how they became armed robbers also paints graphic pictures of why and how they killed Harry.At the resumption of trial, Justice Ishaq Bello was caused into admitting the said confessional statements and marking them as exhibits 2 A, B, C & D upon an application by Prosecution counsel, Mallam Umar Mohammed for his admittance. According to Mohammed, who is currently the legal adviser of the Nigerian Custom Service, the said statements will assist the court in doing substantial justice to the trial.

Counsel to the accused persons, Mr. Anthony Agbonlahor did not oppose the said statements being admitted against the backdrop that the court had earlier assented to their admissibility However, he applied for adjournment to afford him time to study the statements with a view to "thoroughly cross examining second prosecution witness on the statements, which he tendered." Consequently, the second prosecution witness and Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Mr. Don Korihon tendered the said statements, which he read one after the other to the court.

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