Youths protest escape of ritual suspect from police custody

Posted by Emmanuel Ereyi | 23 August 2017 | 1,216 times

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•Suspected runaway ritualist Ifeanyi

 Some youths in Eliozu area of Port Harcourt have staged a protest against the escape of the ritual killer suspect from police custody in Rivers State.

The suspect, an undergraduate of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), escaped from police custody after he was arrested for allegedly raping and killing an eight-year-old girl in the state.

The Police said they have begun a search operation to apprehend the suspect and assured the public that the search would soon produce meaningful results.

The protesters, however, barricaded a section of the road in the state capital on Wednesday to condemn the dastardly act and the escape of the suspect.

They described the escape of the suspect was unacceptable and called on the police to produce the escapee.

The UNIPORT undergraduate, one Ifeanyi, had reportedly cut off the vital parts of the eight-year-old girl before he was apprehended by security operatives on Saturday last week.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Nnamdi Omoni, had said that the suspect was on his way to dispose of the remains of the girl before he was arrested.

Omoni warned parents to monitor the movements of their children and be wary of those they allow to have access to them.

The father of the girl, who was part of the search and rescue team since his daughter disappeared on Friday, had identified the suspect as his cousin. (Channels TV)

Source: News Express

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