A South African court has sentenced one Austin Luciano Reynold, a police constable, to 30 years in prison for killing Ebuka Okoli, a Nigerian, in Durban.
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Reynold was sentenced on Monday after he was found guilty of one charge of murder and three charges of robbery. He was said to have killed the Anambra indigene in 2018.
The officer shot Okoli at close range and robbed him during an unauthorised raid on the community where Okoli resided.
Reynold’s accomplice in the raid, Brinley Pallo testified against him while giving his testimony before Shyam Gyanda, the presiding judge, on Friday.
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Reacting to the news of the conviction earlier, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), expressed relief, saying justice has been served.
She urged Nigerians in South Africa and in other countries to be on their best behaviour wherever they are.