Abuja – An FCT High Court on Wednesday adjourned till Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, further defence in the alleged extra-judicial killings of six Apo traders by the police in Abuja in 2005.
At the resumed hearing before the FCT Chief Judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, one of the defendants, Nicholas Zakaria, gave his defence.
NAN recalls that the police officers standing trial in the case are; Danjuma Ibrahim, Othman Abdulsalami, now at large; Nicholas Zakaria, Ezekiel Acheneje, Baba Emmanuel, and Sadiq Salami.
They were charged with culpable homicide for allegedly killing Ifeanyi Ozor, Chinedu Meniru, Isaac Ekene, Paulinus Ogbonna, Anthony Nwodike and Augustina Arebun, a lady.
Zakaria, in his evidence-in-chief led by his Counsel, Mr Mohammed Tola, denied having anything to do with the killing of the two remaining victims.
The two victims were the surviving ones among the six who were allegedly killed later.
He also confessed that he was not allowed to use an AK47, only pistol.
The Prosecuting Counsel, Mamman Usman (SAN), during cross-examination, insisted that the fifth accused, Baba Emmanuel, who was among the team shot the lady.
Zakaria insisted that he did not know and did not see him shoot the lady and that junior officers like Emmanuel were not allowed to carry arms. (NAN)