Godwin pleaded not guilty to the one count of culpable homicide when it was read to him before Justice A. O Ebong on Friday.
The prosecution alleged in the charge that the 36-year-old policeman shot Akpason, aged 31, at about 9.45pm at Katampe area of Abuja on October 13, 2018.
(1) The late Akapson; (2)The hole near the door handle showing the trajectory of the bullet.
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja
The judge granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N50m with two sureties in like sum after listening to the submissions of the defence counsel, Mr. Paul Samson, on his client’s bail application.
Justice Ebong, in granting bail to the defendant, dismissed the objection by the prosecutor to the bail application.
The judge held that the prosecutor failed to adduce cogent reasons under the law to object the bail.
The judge noted that the offence of culpable homicide was not punishable by death, but by a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
The matter was adjourned till November 29 for trial. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇