Thursday, August 23, 2012

Video of the suspects confessing killing Cynthia

Watch the suspects sing like birds here now as much as you want, because once they get a lawyer, you are not likely to ever see them saying all this again.

The moment a lawyer is introduced into the equation, their plea is going to be ‘Not Guilty’ and they may even repudiate their confessions and accuse the police of obtaining their statements under duress.

That way, they will go in for a protracted trial wherein every book will be thrown at the judge to stave off the conclusion of the case for another five years, by which time the public has since forgotten and moved on.

It is a strategy that has been used over and over again and will continue to be used by criminals and their bent lawyers until something is done about our judicial system.

Meanwhile, kudos to the team who handled this case. They have made the police proud in the midst of the rot threatening to swallow the force. It has taken roughly one month to crack this case.  A record, considering that in that period, detectives have been to Cotonou, Benin Republic and Nnewi, Anambra State, where Odera who is in his final year was arrested on the school premises.  The team has worked with telecom companies to get leads from the SIM thrown away by the suspects and have collaborated with the Immigrations to obtain useful information.  

I’m kind of curious to find out how the police got the resources to do this thorough investigation within such a short period.  

Anyway, this police team deserve commendation. I hope they get it.

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