The Movement for Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has scoffed the death sentences passed on two of the five policemen who killed six youths in Apo area of Abuja in 2005.
Uchenna Madu, MASSOB’s spokesman in a statement said they were unexcited about the ruling.
“MASSOB is not excited over the outcome of the judgement. Though we don’t wish the court to set the accused free, but this justice has been delayed and denied for several years.
“What is the significance of this judgement? Is it for celebration or to remind the families of the gruesome murder of their loved ones whose death has been mourned and forgotten years ago?
“The court that saw the truth and executed justice on this matter, though with delayed tactics, will also see the same reason in Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra detainees’ cases and release them”, the statement read.
In June 7 2005, six traders were killed in Apo area of Abuja by policemen while returning from a night party. A Federal High Court Justice of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had on Thursday sentenced two of the culprits to death.
- Bola Kougbe