Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:24 am
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Rivers State Police comand, this morning, arrested the second suspect who allegedly asked Ifeanyi Dike to procure human parts, while manhunt continues for the prime suspect. The identity of the second suspects is still not known.
The Police have also announced N1million prize for anybody who can provide information that would lead to arrest of the escapee ritualist who raped and killed an eight -year old girl and cut off some of her vital organs for ritual purposes in Eliozu, Obio-Akpor local government area of Rivers State.
The Rivers state Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, made the revelation about the arrest of the second suspect on Channels Television live programme, Sunrise.
“The man who Ifeanyi mentioned to have asked him to procure human parts for them to make money was arrested this morning.But Ifeanyi is still on the run. But we will arrest him soon and we have placed a N1million prize for anybody who will provide useful information that will lead to his arrest of Ifeanyi.
“I can assure you that we will arrest Maxwell Ifeanyi Dike in no distant time
He also revealed that Sgt.John Bosco, the Investigating Police Officer,IPO,who was negligent, leading to the escape of the ritualist from the Police custody has been tried, found guilty and dismissed through the Police Orderly Room Trial.
“What the IPO did is an individual negligence; he shouldn’t have removed the handcuff”
On the allegation that Maxwell Ifeanyi Dike was once arrested for alleged bank robbery by Special Anti-Robbery Squad,SARS, CP Zaki Ahmed said he was not aware of such information and as far as he was aware,this is the first time has gotten in contact with the Police.
Meanwhile,more groups have joined in the condemnation of the Police in the handling of suspected ritual killer as the youths of Obio-Akpor in a peaceful protest,issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Police to reassest the suspected ritualist.
President of Obio-Akpor Youth Council and first Vice-President of National Youth Council Nigeria,Rives State Chapter,Jude Chijioke Izunwosad youths will carry out more protests until the suspected ritualist is re-arrested.
The youths have issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Police to produce the fleeing ritualist or expect more protests in the state.