Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:22 pm
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
A Magistrate court in Port Harcourt on Thursday ordered the remand of Sergent John Bosco, the Investigating Police Officer, IPO, whose negligence led to the escape of Maxwell Ifeanyi Dike, the ritualist who raped and killed an eight year old girl, Chikamso Victory in prison.
The Presiding Magistrate, Andrew Jaja said his court had no jurisdiction to adjudicate on the charge which is that of aiding and abetting the murder suspect.
He said the case file would be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, for further legal advice.
The Court therefore remanded the dismissed Police Sergeant in prison and adjourned the case to September 14 for mention.
The Court complex was jammed with curious members of the public and well armed security men.
Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed has said that the police has tried the negligent Police Sergeant and was found guilty and subsequently dismissed.