Five of the twelve suspected killers of four undergraduate students of the University of Port Harcourt, popularly called Aluu 4, in 2012 were on Thursday freed by a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port-Harcourt.
The freed suspects were the traditional ruler in Aluu community, Alhaji Hassan Welewa, Lawal Segun, Okoghiroh Endurance, Ozioma Abajuo and Chigozie Evans Samuel.
The trial high court judge, Justice Letan Nyordee acquitted and discharged them after it held that the prosecution failed to establish any prima facie case against them.
Meanwhile, the remaining seven accused persons area still facing trial and the matter has been adjourned to February 9. Family members of the freed suspects said it has been five years of agony.
Four undergraduate students of the University of Port Harcourt were killed in a mob action at Omuokiri village in Aluu Community, Ikwerre Local Government area of Rivers state on October 5th 2012.
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