South African Police Officer jailed 32 years for robbing, killing Nigerian

The South African Police Constable, Austin Reynold, who robbed and killed a Nigerian, Emeka Okoli, was on Monday sentenced to 32 years in prison by a Durban High Court.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the court sentenced the policeman three days after he was found guilty of robbing and killing the late Mr Okoli during an illegal raid in the community where the deceased resided.

The court sentenced Mr Reynold to seven years for counts of robbery and 25 years for the count of murder.

Reacting to the judgment by Justice Shyam Gyanda, the Nigerian community in South Africa welcomed the sentencing/jailing of the South African police officer who shot at close range and killed Mr Okoli.

He was reported to have killed the Nigerian of Anambra extraction on January 18, 2018.


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