South African police found guilty of killing Nigerian sentenced to 30 years in prison
Austin Reynold, a South African police constable, has been sentenced to 30 years in jail by a court for killing Ebuka Okoli, a Nigerian man living in the country.
Reynold was accused of killing Okoli in Durban, a coastal city in Kwa Zulu-Natal province in South Africa. According to Channels TV, the 24-year-old police officer was handed the 30 years jail sentence on Monday, December 2. Reynold was charged with one count of murder and three counts of robbery. His accomplice, Brinley Pallo, had on Friday, November 29, testified against him before the court. The sentence comes three days after he was found guilty of killing Okoli. The deceased was shot at close range during an unauthorised raid by the police officer on the community where he resides. He was reportedly handcuffed, robbed and shot at close range by the officer who was off duty at the time of the raid.