Father of one of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) students, ‘Aluu 4’, murdered in 2012, Mr. Messiah Obuzor, has hailed the court for sentencing the three killers to death.
Lloyd Toku-Mike, Ugonna Obuzor, Tekena Elkanah and Chiadaka Biringa were murdered in Omuokiri, Aluu, a neighbouring community to the University on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.
Obuzor told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Tuesday that the court’s judgment had removed the tag of criminality on the late students.
Justice Letam Nyordee of a High Court in Port Harcourt sentenced three out of the seven people that faced trial to death.
Those sentenced to death include, ex-Sergeant Lucky Orji, Ikechukwu Luis Amadi and David Chinasa Ogbonda.
Four suspects facing trial; Abiodun Yusuf, Joshua Ekpe, Abang Cyril, and John Ayu were discharged and acquitted for lack of overwhelming evidence.
Obuzor said the court’s verdict showed that his son, the late Ugonna Obuzor and his friends had no criminal dent, but were murdered extra-judicially.
“The eyes of the court saw an overwhelming proof that my son and the others were murdered unjustifiably.
“By what the court has pronounced, it is clear that the act is condemnable, illegal and barbaric,” he said.