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Apo Six: Court sets June deadline for hearing of defences

The FCT High Court Maitama, Abuja, yesterday fixed June 2015 as the deadline to hear all defences in the Apo Six suit.

The judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, said the deadline was to avoid unnecessary adjournment of the case.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, recalls that the Attorney-General of the Federation in 2005 charged six police officers before the court for allegedly killing six Apo traders.

At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, Bello gave all accused persons who desired to submit applications on no case submission three days to do it.

The judge urged lawyers in the matter to reply all filed applications within seven days of receipt of such applications.

He adjourned the case till March 17 for adoption of no case submission.

The police officers standing trial are: Danjuma Ibrahim, Othman Abdulsalami , Nicholas Zakaria, Ezekiel Acheneje, Baba Emmanuel and Sadiq Salami.

The were accused of killing Ifeanyi Ozo, Chinedu Meniru, Isaac Ekene, Paulinus Ogbonna, Anthony Nwokike and Tina Arebun.


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