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A Nigerian Police Officer Is Sentenced To Death for Killing An Undergraduate

Sergeant Timade Emmanuel has been sentenced to death by hanging, for recklessly and extra-judicially killing a 19-year old Amassoma, a student of Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, in 2019.


In her ruling, Justice M.A. Ayemieye of the Bayelsa High Court 2, said that the dismissed police officer, Timade Emmanuel, was guilty of the killing of the undergraduate.


You would recall that Sagbama branch of the Human Rights Committee of the Nigerian bar Association, summoned sergeant Emmanuel on two counts of conspiracy and murder.


After the hearing, Justice Ayemieye, ruled that the evidence presented by the witnesses, showed that the undergraduate was shot in the back which led to her death.

As a professional Institution built on sincerity, the Bayelsa State Police Command of the Nigerian Police Force, conducted an orderly room trial for Sergeant Emmanuel, and he was dismissed afterward.

After the ruling, the NBA, Sagbama branch, applauded the court for its fair judgment, and described it as a victory for democracy and Nigerians.


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