A University of Port Harcourt student was nabbed yesrerday while he was trying to dump the body of a 7-year-old girl he killed for rituals.
Identified as Ifeanyi Dike, a 200-level student of the Faculty of Science, he was arrested on the grounds of murdering the 7-year-old girl, who has since been identified as Victory Chikamso.
The 23-year-old was apprehended by local vigilantes in the early hours of Saturday, August 19, at St Messiah Street, Eliozu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.
According to the police, he abducted the child, who was his neighbour, raped her and after killing her, he removed her vagina, eyes, tongue and breasts.
Here is what the Public Relation Officer Wrote:
Telegraphic Address:POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPT.
PRESSPOL PORT HARCOURT, THE NIGERIA POLICE,Telephone:084-235380,STATE HEADQUARTERS,
In reply please quote: PORT HARCOURT.
DATE: 19TH AUGUST, 2017
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
ARREST OF A RITUALIST AND RECOVERY OF BODY/HUMAN PARTS
Today 19/8/2017 at about 0130hrs Men of the Okporo Police Station arrested one Ifeanyi Chukwu Maxwell Dike,male,23yrs of Messiah Street Eliozu Port Harcourt, who yesterday abducted one Chikamso Victory,female,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.
2) 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;
(1) Ignatius Opara m 26yrs
(2) Aniebiet Daniel m 19yrs
(3) Lawson Basoene m 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.
DSP OMONI NNAMDI
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
RIVERS STATE COMMAND