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Court Discharged and Acquits 5 inmates Facing Trial over 2012 ALUU Killing


Justice Letan Nyordee of Port Harcourt High Court has discharged and acquitted five out of the twelve persons facing trial in the murder case of four undergraduate students of the University of Port Harcourt, popularly called Aluu 4, in 2012.

The court freed them after the director of Public Prosecution filed a submission of no case on the five persons to the court saying they have no case to answer in the matter.


Seven prosecution witnesses were cross-examined but Justice Nyordee insisted that no prima-facie case was established against them.

Some of the discharged inmates include the traditional ruler in Aluu community, Alhaji Hassan Welewa, Lawal Segun, Okoghiroh Endurance, Ozioma Abajuo and Chigozie Evans Samuel.

The remaining seven accused persons area still facing trial and the matter has been adjourned to February 9.

Family members of the freed suspects said it has been five years of agony.

Four undergraduate students of the University of Port Harcourt were killed in a mob action at Omuokiri village in Aluu Community, Ikwerre Local Government area of Rivers state on October 5th 2012.

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