Policeman shot, killed my 17-year-old son- Man tells court




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Mr Gabriel Chikezie, a commercial driver, on Wednesday told an FCT High Court, Kubwa that former Insp Haruna Ocheni shot his 17-year-old son to death.


The police charged Ocheni with a one count charge of culpable homicide.

Chikezie made the allegation while being cross-examined by the counsel, Gabriel Salifu.

He had earlier told the that his deceased son, stole a generator from his house in Kubwa, Abuja, on March 15, 2020.
”I decided to call my neighbour, Pastor Ocheni to help me with a policeman in order to recover the generator from my son.
” My neighbour gave me the phone of the defendant and I called him but he asked me to call back on March 24 because he was busy.
” I sent him a text telling him that my son was around and the defendant arrived my house. He brought out a rope from his pocket and tied my son’s two hands and dragged him out.
” My son later agreed to give the of the person he sold the generator to, but he was dragged by the defendant while he resisted.
” The defendant used a gun to hit my son on the head and later shot him”, he said.
He said that he took the boy to the Kubwa Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
The counsel, asked Chikezie if the deceased had other criminal cases in and if he made a formal report of the generator to a police station.
Chikezie in response, said his late son had stolen cell in the past .
”I did not make a formal report to the police because I had already called my neighbour. I collected the policeman’s from him because he is a very close family friend and a pastor, ” he said.
Justice Kezziah Ogbonnaya, adjourned the matter until July 15 for continuation of hearing.

(NAN )