Connect with us


Court remands policeman for allegedly killing teenager in Abuja



An FCT High Court sitting in Nyanya, Abuja, on Monday, ordered that a policeman, Johnson Samanja, who allegedly shot and killed a 19-year old boy, be remanded in a correctional centre.

Samanja, 51 is charged with culpable homicide.

Delivering a ruling, Justice Peter Kekemeke, ordered that Samanja should be remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Service centre at Kuje, Abuja.

Justice Kekemeke also ordered the defence counsel, George Ukaegbu to file proper bail application and adjourned further hearing of the matter till June 1.

READ ALSO: Police arrests scores of gays in Anambra

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Okokon Udo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Oct. 3, 2020 at Dutse Apo village, FCT, Abuja.

He alleged that while armed with a police gun, the officer shot and killed the 19-year-old, noting that the action contravened the provisions of Section 221 of the Panel Code.

However, Samanja pleaded not guilty.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now