Another police officer arrested for aiding escape of child ritual killer

Another police officer arrested for aiding escape of child ritual killer

- A Divisional Police Officer (DPO) has been arrested for allegedly aiding the escape of a suspected child ritual killer

- The DPO was arrested by the Rivers state police command on Monday, August 28

- He was said to have worked with another police officer Johnbosco Okoroeze, a dismissed sergeant to help Ifeanyi Dike, a suspected ritual killer escape

The Nigerian Police has arrested another police officer - a Divisional Police Officer - for allegedly aiding the escape of Ifeanyi Dike, a suspected child ritual killer, Punch reports.

The DPO was arrested on Monday, August 28, by the Rivers state police command after various investigations revealed his involvement in the escape of Dike, a University of Port Harcourt undergraduate. gathered that the DPO had been in long telephone conversation with Johnbosco Okoroeze, a police sergeant earlier dismissed for aiding in Dike's escape.

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The telephone conversation, a senior police source said, indicated that there were premeditated actions by the DPO to allow the suspect escape from police detention.

It was also gathered that while the father of the deceased, Ernest Nmezuwuba, and the suspected ritual killer were being prepared to write their statements, Okoroeze received several calls from the DPO.

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The police source said the Rivers state command has substantial evidence to prove that the DPO worked with the dismissed sergeant for the escape of Dike.

The source also said the father of the deceased informed the police that there were conversation between the investigating police officer - Okoroeze - and another undisclosed officer in the police. earlier reported that the Nigeria Police arraigned Okoroeze for aiding in the escape of a suspected ritualist.

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Okoroeze, an ex-sergeant was arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt on two count charges bordering on obstruction of justice and conspiracy.

He is accused to have aided the escape of Dike, who is suspected to have killed an 8-year old girl Victory Chikamso and removed her vital body organs.

Watch this TV video of how this suspected kidnapper escaped jungle justice in Lagos:


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