A Rivers state High court has sentenced three (3) persons to death over the killing of four students of the University of Port Harcourt in Aluu, a community in the state.
Recall that seven (7) persons were accused in the Aluu 4 case but three (3) were found guilty of murder by the court presided over Justice Nyordee today, Monday, July 31.
Those sentenced to death include a former police Sergeant, lucky Orji, Ikechukwu Amadi and David Obada, while four others were discharged and acquitted.
Giving reason for the judgment on Monday, Justice Nyordee held that the prosecution failed to prove its case of murder against the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th accused persons beyond every reasonable doubt though the 1st to 3rd defendants were found guilty of murder.
The four (4) students of the University of Port Harcourt , the Rivers state capital, were killed in Aluu, a community in Rivers state five years ago.