The Oporoma Judicial Division of the High Court in Bayelsa state has sentenced to death by hanging one of the killers of the 11 policemen at Lobia 2 community in Southern Ijaw LGA of Bayelsa State.
The accused, Jackson Feutubobai known along the creeks and waterways as Jasper, was found guilty on the 11 count charge of murder.
Jackson Feutubobai,according to the charge sheet numbered OHC/3c/2014,was accused of killing one police inspector, Joseph Ofozini.
Police prosecutor told the court that the accised had over five cases in various courts bothering on alleged kidnapping,sea piracy and involvement in the killing of 11 policemen in 2013.
The presiding judge, Justice M.A Ayemieye, after taken into account the nature of the offence and the passionate plea for mercy made by the counsel for the convict sentenced him to death by hanging.
The state prosecutor, Arthur Andrew Seweniowor while speaking with newsmen said if the accused fails to appeal in three months, the governor would sign his death warrant and he will be hanged to death.
The counsel to the accused, Efieseimokumo Bipeledei had earlier pled with the court to temper justice with mercy saying the accused person is a family man who had five children who are all depending on him.
He said imposing the maximum penalty will truncate the destiny of all the children who are all minors adding that punishment be converted to jail term.