Ozubulu massacre: Court frees all suspects

Ozubulu massacre: The two remaining suspects that 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
Ozubulu massacre Court frees all suspects

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.

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.

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

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