A South African police constable, Austin Reynold, has been sentenced to 30 years in jail by a court for killing a Nigerian man residing in South Africa.
Reynold, 24, was accused of killing Ebuka Okoli in Durban, a coastal city in Kwa Zulu-Natal province in South Africa.
The court sentenced the policeman on Monday, three days after he was found guilty of shooting the victim at close range and robbing him in the course of an unauthorized raid on a community where Okoli resided.
He was charged with one count of murder and three counts of robbery
Constable Reynold was given 15 years on each count of robbery which will mostly run concurrently and 25 years for the count of murder.
Reynold was unlucky as his partner in the raid, Brinley Pallo, testified against him giving while giving his testimony before Shyam Gyanda on Friday.
The spokesperson for South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority, Natasha Ramkissoon-Kara, in an interview explained how the sentences rounded up 30 years.