Police Arrests 23-Year-old Ritualist for Killing 8-Year-old Girl
A young man in his early twenties identified as Ifeanyi Dike has been arrested and paraded by the Rivers state police Command for allegedly raping and killing an eight year old girl in Port Harcourt.
Spokesman of the Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni while parading the suspect at the Command Headquarters in Port Harcourt said, Dike was arrested at Eliozu in Obio-Akpo Local Government area of the state.
Omoni said Dike had allegedly raped, killed and removed vital parts of the girl’s body before he was arrested by local security in the area, adding that there was a plan by the suspect to use his victim for ritual.
According to him, “Today 19/8/2017 at about 0130hrs Men of the Okporo Police Station arrested one Ifeanyi Chukwu Maxwell Dike, 23yrs of Messiah Street Eliozu Port Harcourt, who yesterday abducted one Chikamso Victory, 8yrs of the same address.
“The little girl was abducted, defiled and killed, while her vagina, eyes, tongue and breast were removed and put in a polythene bag. The suspect was going to dispose of the body, when he was arrested by the local Vigilante that suspected his movement.
“On being questioned the suspect dropped the bag and took to flight. Consequently he was given a hot chase and arrested. On further interrogation by the Police, he confessed and took the Police to where the vital organs were concealed. The body and the organs have been recovered, paraded and deposited in the mortuary. While the suspect is helping us in Investigation.
“In another development, on 18/8/17, Men of the Azikiwe Police Station on Stop and Search at the Eagle Island sandfill, intercepted a Toyota Avalon salon car with Reg. No. WER 767 CN with three occupants. Namely; Ignatius Opara 26yrs, Aniebiet Daniel 19yrs, and Lawson Basoene 18yrs.
“On close observation, the Police Team noticed a difference between the plate number and the number on the screen, which triggered their suspicion. And on searching the car, one locally made Pistol with two 7.62mm live Ammunition were recovered hidden under the driver’s seat.
“Further interrogation revealed that the suspects had stolen the car from where it was packed at Amadi Ama.
“They are still making useful statements that will lead to the recovery of other cars allegedly robbed by them. While efforts are on to burst their criminal gang.”