Two persons, Izibefien Tamuno and Izibekuma George, standing trial for the murder of a surveyor working in the office of the Surveyor-General of Bayelsa State, Edi Kolu, have been sentenced to death.
Kolu was on an official duty when he was attacked and killed by the convicts.
The judge of the state High Court 4, Justice Nayai Aganaba, who presided over the case, ordered that the duo should die by hanging.
Aganaba said the court was convinced beyond all reasonable doubts that Tamuno and George were responsible for the death of Kolu.
The prosecution led by officials from the office of the Special Prosecutor on Violent Crime and Other Related Offenses in the state, told the court that the convicted persons killed the victim while he was on official duty with other employees from the office of the Surveyor-General of Bayelsa.
They said the victim was killed when he and other government officials went to demarcate a boundary between Opolo community and Okutukutu in Yenagoa.
The prosecution said the deceased was carrying out his mandate in accordance with a judgment delivered by the Supreme Court in favour of Opolo community on May 21, 2015.