Alledged Kidnapper, Cultist, Dies In The Police Custody

The Rivers State Police Command has alleged Mr Okereke Abraham Chukwudi,a suspect who died in the custody of Octopus Strike Force, a unit of Nigeria Police in the state is a kidnapper and member of Dey-Gbam cult group.

A member of Civil Socitety Organizations had in a press conference in PortHarcourt on Thursday May 23,2024 alleged that the Suspect,Chukwudi was tortured to death which caused his death in Police custody.

However, the Rivers State Police Command in a statement on May 24,2024 by Spokesperson of the command,Superintendent of Police(SP) Grace Iringe Koko said the Command is aware of a press conference held on May 23, 2024, by a member of the Civil Society Organizations regarding the death of one Okereke Abraham Chukwudi, who was a suspect in Police custody.

The statement read that “the Police would like to inform the public that the deceased was implicated in a case involving Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, and Cultism. This relates to the kidnapping of a female business tycoon (name withheld) in the Diobu area of Port Harcourt on September 7, 2023. The victim was kidnapped by five armed gunmen and taken to a hideout in Elechi waterside. The kidnappers were armed with AK-47 rifles, a pump-action shotgun, and locally-made pistols. The victim was held captive for seven (7) days and was released after the victim’s family paid a ransom of ₦3.5 million.

“Investigations revealed that the deceased was a member of the Dey-Gbam secret cult gang. He and his accomplices purchased one of the AK-47 rifles used during the operation. Two of the kidnappers have been arrested, and they are also members of the Dey-Gbam cult group.

“Sometime last month, the Police held a meeting with the parents and spouse of the deceased, who were accompanied by two of their family’s legal representatives. During this meeting, it was agreed that the family would participate in the autopsy to determine the cause of death.

“The case of the death of the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for discreet investigations to ensure a thorough and impartial examination of the circumstances surrounding this incident”.

SP Koko added that the Command under the leadership the Commissioner of Police,CP Olatunji Disu remains resolute and committed to ensuring transparency and accountability throughout the investigative process.

Credit: Revelation Agent.

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