Border officer sentenced to death over killing of military commander in eastern Congo

November 17, 2014 3:30 PM

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KINSHASA, Congo – A military court in northeastern Congo has convicted and sentenced to death a high-ranking border official over the killing of a military commander early this year.

Lt. Col. Birocho Nzanzu Consy, a former chief for border intelligence in North Kivu Province, received the harshest penalty in a trial of 19 people in Beni in connection with the killing of Col. Mamadou Ndala, the military commander in the east, in a January ambush.

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