Court frees all suspects of Ozubulu massacre

Court frees all suspects of Ozubulu massacre

The remaining two suspects who were fingered in the killing of worshipers in a church in Ozubulu, Anambra state, have been discharged and acquitted by a High Court sitting in Awka, the state capital

In
a ruling that lasted for over three hours, Justice Fidelis Aniukwu
ruled that the prosecution counsel was unable to prove beyond reasonable
doubt the allegations leveled against the defendants, Chinedu Akpunonu
and Onyebuchi Mbanefo, the Nation reports.

Recall that on August 6, 2017, unknown gunmen invaded St Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo local government area of the state and killed no fewer than thirteen persons.

The
Judge had in December 2018 discharged two out of the four persons
arraigned before a high court in November 2017 following the church
attack.

Justice Aniukwu argued that the prosecution witnesses
could not provide any evidence linking the defendants with the murder as
alleged.

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