Trigger-happy Policeman, Mathew Egheghe has been sentenced to death by hanging for his participation in the murder of Emmanuel Victor, a 20 year old young man who was killed in front of his mother by a , two years ago in Yenogoa, Bayelsa state.
Victor was shot dead after he confronted a group of policemen who were trying to extort money from motorists as he was coming back from church. Angered by his effrontery to question their action, Policeman Egheghe moved close to Victor and shot him at close range.
“They shot my son brutally. As he fell while they were shooting him, the tallest of them still continued shooting him on the ground”. She said she was harassed and stopped from going close to her dying son even as he lay gasping for life in the pool of his own blood.
Delivering his judgement on the case, Justice Lucky Boufili said that such a cruel act was only punishable by the maximum penalty which is death. He sentenced Mathew Egheghe to death by Hanging. The police has since dismissed Mathew Egheghe and his two accomplices from the force.