ALUU 4

The trial of the suspects who allegedly involved in the killing of four students of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), popularly known as Aluu four, has finally begun.

Justice Letan Nyordee, the presiding judge, explained that the ruling indicates the commencement of the trial. 

Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Raphael Ezeji told the court that Segun Lawal, the first accused person, made two statements confirming his involvement in the crime.

During his cross examination, Segun Lawal confirmed to the court that he was present at the scene of the incident in Omuokiri as shown in the video. He admitted that his statement to the police is correct.

However, Lawal also insisted that he was tortured and induced into making the statements.

Counsel J. Kehinde made reference to section 28 of the evidence act and asked the court dismiss Segun?s guilty statement as evidence in the matter because he made it under duress.

Solicitor General of Rivers State, Rufus Godwins countered the submission of the representative of the first accused by also making reference to section 131 subsection 2 of the same evidence act.

Justice Nyordee adjourned till 13th of March for continuation of the trial.

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