EX-DPO Who Killed A Fuel Subsidy Protester In Lagos, Sentenced To 10 Years Imprisonment

4 years ago by: CLARA JANCITA
-- (f) at 15-12-2015 04:58PM

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One Segun Fabunmi, a former Divisional Police Officer, DPO, has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for killing one Ademola Ade in Lagos during the January 2012 protest against the removal of fuel subsidy by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The convict had on May 5, 2013, been arraigned on seven counts of attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm filed against him by the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
The deceased, who met his untimely death at about 9 am on January 9, 2012 was a fashion designer, was said to have been shot dead by Fabunmi, who was then the DPO in charge of Pen Cinema Police Division, Agege, leading a patrol team comprising five junior officers to Yaya-Abatan and Abeokuta streets around the Ogba area of Lagos state.
Fabunmi was also found guilty of causing grievous bodily harms to three other persons: Chizorba Odoh, Alimi Abubakar and Egbujor Samuel during the said protest and had since been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force.
He was however, convicted on Monday and sentenced to ten years imprisonment by Justice Olabisi Akinlade of a Lagos State High Court in Igbosere.
In his ruling, Akinlade rejected the argument of Fabunmi’s lawyer, Mr. George Oguntade SAN, that he accidentally fired the shot that killed Ade while struggling to retain the possession of his riffle during a confrontation with a mob.
According to the judge, the prosecution led by the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs. Idowu Alakija, proved its case beyond reasonable doubts.
The judge said, “The only conclusion that can be drawn is that the defendant recklessly shot his rifle and in the process, the bullet hit the deceased. He definitely knew that shooting an AK47 can cause grievous bodily harm to anyone the bullet hit.
“The fact that he was on a lawful duty did not mean that he should have shot his gun sporadically,”
the judge held.

-- gogoman Online (m) at 15-12-2015 05:03PM
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na wa oooooooooooo
-- winace (f) at 15-12-2015 05:39PM
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It has been posted here already. Though d 10yrs judgement is wrong. They shld have sentence him to death by hanging slowly.
-- winace (f) at 15-12-2015 05:44PM
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It has been posted here already. Though d 10yrs judgement is wrong. They shld have sentence him to death by hanging slowly.
-- morgrawl231 (m) at 15-12-2015 05:58PM
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-- Novic (m) at 15-12-2015 06:04PM
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Good for him... bad people must suffer so hard for there evil ways
-- zezprincess (f) at 15-12-2015 06:05PM
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@poster,how many times you go post this news,anyway make I still comment,I de pity d police officerooo,thou what he did is wrong,abeg make una tamper justice with mercy.
-- emma4love3 (m) at 15-12-2015 06:50PM
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this mumu guy has been sentenced long ago nah.....
repeated post.....
-- Anny01 (m) at 15-12-2015 07:25PM
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Well deserved judgement.
-- Oworen25 (m) at 15-12-2015 08:07PM
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Why didn't they judge the case and sentence him since that time so that he can at least by now almost finished is years in prison.
-- Powerfulify (m) at 15-12-2015 10:09PM
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10yrs is not a jail term enough compare to the offense he committed. Idiot shooter
-- AmazingMarie (f) at 16-12-2015 05:05AM
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let him chill in prison that it what happen to those who do not dispense your duty with utmost good faith and reasonableness.
-- Mikexp (m) at 16-12-2015 05:43AM
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Before nko:->?you for sentence am to 10days imprisonment
-- okatee (m) at 20-12-2015 08:27PM
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to me, dat 10yrs small oo
-- Novic (m) at 22-12-2015 12:43AM
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That was very great, if to say this has been happening to sum 9ja uniform men expecially police. i knw it could have been stop lil.
-- botlex (m) at 25-12-2015 09:03AM
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Just 10 years??? When will our judges in this country judge?