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Killing of 5 in Okwagbe: Police accused of plans to free suspects

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Pandemonium as Okwagbe community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State has alleged that plans have been perfected to free suspects arrested in Owhawa community over the gruesome murder of five of their indigenes namely, Faith Miller, Omotegbona Kama, Dogo Ayoro, Owhofasa Ajama and Tobor Jivwien.

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This was contained in a petition by Okwagbe community to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), in which the Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone 5, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State Police Command and Chairman Police Service Commission were copied.

Okwagbe Community alleged that since the invasion of their community by the Owawha bandits, Owawha community has boasted that they would deploy their contacts to release the arrested suspects.

According to the petition made available to newsmen, the Okwagbe community said: “That while the suspects are in custody awaiting arraignment, members of Owawha community kept boasting that they have perfected plans to transfer the matter to the AIG’s Office Zone 5 Benin City and that the suspects will be release from Zone 5.

The petition also further stated that the Owawha people had boasted that they will terminate the matter at Zone 5 and make sure no further steps were taken against the suspects.

“That as at today the 25th of November 2021 contrary to the arraignment of the suspects by the Delta State Police Command, the AIG’s Office Zone 5 Benin City has requested that the matter and the suspects be transferred to Zone 5 Benin City, confirming the boasting by Owawha community.”

Okwagbe community smelling a rat by this development added: ” We are not comfortable with this new development, as it is very evident that the oppressors have made good their threat and wish to circumvent justice at the AIG’s Office, Zone 5, Benin City.

“It is on this account we are writing this petition to you in the interest of justice that you request that the above matter be transferred to your office at the Police Force Headquarters, Abuja or that the Delta State Police Command who have concluded all investigations in the case be allowed to prosecute this matter.
“Alternatively, we pray that you use your good offices to direct the matter to Force CID Abuja to be investigated and for further action,” they insisted.

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