Ritual Killers Sentenced To Death By Hanging In Imo State Nigeria

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June 27, 2013 – Ritual Killers To Die By Hanging In Imo State

Justice Chukwuemeka Ohakwe of Owerri High Court on Tuesday sentenced seven persons to death for murder of one Okechukwu Osuji on May 11, 2001. The offence was contrary to Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap 30 Volume 11 laws of the Eastern Nigeria 1963 applicable to Imo State.

The condemned persons include Ejike Okoro, Cajetan Okoro, Rapheal Ike, Paul Njoku, Eric Igbo, Chidiebere Njoku and Anyanwuchukwu Unamba. Justice Ohakwe also discharged and acquitted the third, sixth and seventh accused persons (Uchenna Udeh, Ikechukwu Ukonu and Boniface Okoro) for lack of evidence.

In his judgment, the trial judge said: “From the evidence by the prosecution, there is no evidence except the confessional statement by the first accused person (Ejike Okoro) linking the third, sixth and seventh accused persons with the murder.”

According to him, the confessional statement of the first accused person was not binding on them and they were therefore discharged and acquitted. He said the prosecution had established the offence of murder of Okechukwu Osuji on May 11, 2001 against the first, second, third, fifth, eighth, ninth and 10th accused persons, stating that they had been found guilty of offence of murder. He therefore sentenced each of the accused persons to death by hanging.

Ohakwe said the prosecution had an overwhelming evidence that members of a secret cult killed the victim in a thick forest along Toronto-Egbu Road in Owerri North Local Government Area of the state on the fateful day and collected his brain for ritual purposes.

Daily Sun gathered that all the accused persons and the victim hailed from Owalla Uratta in Owerri North Local Government Area. It was further gathered that police arrested the accused persons in an uncompleted building while perfecting their evil act.

[Source: Daily Sun]

28 thoughts on “Ritual Killers Sentenced To Death By Hanging In Imo State Nigeria

  1. the wicked must surely go unpunish, evil activities is not good. whoever that knows that he still on this same roll should confess to God immediately for mercy of forgiveness.bcus without holiness no man can see God.

  2. this world is full of evil,what shall it profit man that u hv all d material tins @ d last day u loose ur soul,moni was b4 we came and moni will b wen we will die.so chase moni in a better way.a flie dat refuses 2 hear advice enters grave wit corpse.

  3. befor then go hang them make them pull that one blue shirt commort[blue color is for the had working people not for that lazy boiy]

  4. Niger judge who are you deceiving, you are looking for bribe tomorrow now you will live bcos they appeal by that time you don collect your national cake stupid.

  5. What on earth coould make man use is fellow for ritual?merci lord jesus.It so pathetic they were sentence to death by hanging,but the law must take it course.If same fate befalls public officials who steal public funds,it will go a long way to reducing corruption.God bless Nigeria.

  6. This crime happened in 2001? Goodness me. When were they arrested and have they been living on the public since then?

    • D presence of police in dis case hz invalidated dis crime.Dis ppl ar wicked nd can do anytn 4 jst 3000.So i appeal 2 dis judge 2 hv a re-investigatn in oda prove dat dis men ar d cuprit beyong reasonable doubt.

  7. It’s a pity that these guys got death sentence by hanging. I knew some of these guys like Anayo, Rapheal and cajetan, even the first accuser Ejike. Only God knows the truth bicoz u guys told me that u did’nt commit the crime against u guys. Repheal was a close person to me. Anayo was a jovial person. Cajetan was a cool guy. May God hv mercy on u guys

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