|A Port Harcourt High Court has sentenced to death by hanging three persons who were charged on three count of conspiracy and murder of former leader of Niger Delta Ex Militant, SOBOMA GEORGE and a Groundnut seller identified as JOY JOHN-EJIMS.
The court ruled that, DOUGBRA OGBE, EMMANUEL GLADSTONE, BERE MATTHEW, should be hanged on their neck till they die for conspiring and killing SOBOMA GEORGE and JOHN-EJIMS.
Recall that the former Niger Delta Militant Leader, SOBOMA GEORGE was killed alongside a Groundnut seller identified as, JOY JOHN-EJIMS within a football field in Nembe street in Borokiri area of Port Harcourt on the 24th of August 2010
The trail Judge, Justice GEORGE OMEREJI in a judgement ruled that the Prosecution was able to prove his case beyond reasonable doubts with the evidence of an eyewitness identified as EMMANUEL ENIETE who was also shut at his hand on the day of the incident
The court also ruled that among other confessional statement by the defendants that they killed GEORGE because he wanted to kill them after they refused to kill the former governor of Rivers State, ROTIMI AMAECHI and then Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State.
Meanwhile speaking with journalists outside the courtroom, the Prosecution council, IPALIBO KARIBO-BOTOYE said he is satisfied with the judgement which trials lasted for ten years and expressed readiness to defend the case at appeal court if dragged.
On his path, the President, Niger Delta Youth for Transparency Democracy, JOHNSON SOLOMON said they are pleased with the justice gotten from the judgment
Our correspondent reports that there were heavy security presence within and around the court premises