A high court sitting in Port Harcourt, on October 17th 2013, granted bail to four out of the twelve persons facing trail in the murder case of the four University of Port-Harcourt students.
Presiding Judge, Justice Letan Nyordee granted them bail on the ground that their offense is not a capital offense and they could be allowed bail. They were granted bail to the tune of N2 million with two sureties in like sum. The sureties must possess landed properties in the state and must present evidence of their means of livelihood. The four suspects who have been granted bail are: Alhaji Welewa, Okoghiroh Endurance, Ozioma Abajuo and Chigozie Evans Samuel.However, the other eight suspects were not granted bail due to the weight of the murder charges against them.
It would be recalled that Chidiaka B. Lordson, Ugona Kelechi Obuzor, Mike Lloyd Toku and Tekena Erikena; who were students of the University of Port-Harcourt were brutally lynched by a mob in Aluu community in Rivers State on the 5th of October 2012.