The Rivers state police command has paraded 5 suspects who confessed to killing the three university students dumped at Eteoo forest in Eleme LGA last week.
Parading the 5 suspect at the command headquarters the state commissioner of police Joseph Mukan said in the course of their investigation, three of the suspect confessed to have killed the undergraduate among other operations carried out by the gang around Woji and odili road.
Briefing newsmen on Wednesday at the State headquarters of Rivers State Police Command, Moscow road, Port Harcourt, the Commissioner of Police(CP),Joseph Mukan said the discreet investigation and further confession of the suspects in custody of the Rivers State Police command led to arrest of the 4th and 5th suspects, namely : Isaac ThankGod native of Eken in Khana local Government area of Rivers State and Christian Chimezie Mbakwe, a native of Obonwo in Obowo Local Government area of Imo State.
CP Mukan disclosed that the 5th suspect was arrested in Imo state where the Toyota Avalon Car with registration number LSR 197 FY belonging to Nelson Nwafor the deceased was also recovered.
The CP said the command under his watch will not condole any criminal Kidnappers and felons throughout the state He also reiterated his commitment to tackle all manner of criminality in the state while assuring that Justice will be served in the matter.
The leader of the criminal gang, 25 years old Bright Iheachi said he arranged with his gang to kill one of the deceased Nelson Nwafor after a failed business transaction.
He said when they went for the operation to kidnap the Nelson Nwafor but unfortunately for the 2 undergraduate victims were with him, which led to their death. The acclaimed leader of the gang Bright Iheachi told Journalists at Police headquarters that he ordered the execution of three undergraduates because one of them, Nelson Nwafor ate 4.5million naira due him(Bright) after a business deal and ran to Ghana. PIX. CAR BOUGHT BY DECEASED VICTIM NELSON NWAFOR
One of the suspects, Friday Akpan who spoke to newsmen when the Police led Journalists to the scene of the crime on May 1,2020 said they abducted the victims (Joy Adoki, Nelson Nwafor and Fortune Obemba on the order of the leader of the gang Bright Iheachi who told them that one of the victims(Nelson Nwafor) betrayed him after money was paid into his account in a business venture.
Mr. Akpan explained that they killed and buried the 3 victims after raping the female among them, Joy Adoki .
Items recovered from the suspects include one AK 47 riffle, three magazines,72 rounds of live ammunition.
Meanwhile Father to one of the victims Bright Obemba, Father to Fortune Obemba thanked President Muhammadu Buhari,the Rivers State Government, The Rivers State Police Command and in particular, Anti-Kidnapping unit led by CSP Shadar for their contribution in setting the pace for Justice. He said
Fortune Obemba is an only son is his first year Engineering student of Rivers state university and a friend to Nelson.he said I spoke to my son on the 2nd of April when he told he was going to barber his hair in company of Joy Adoki who is also known to me as the girlfriend of Nelson Nwafor
The Anti-Kidnapping Unit of Rivers State Police command led by Chief Superintendent of Police(CSP), Collins Edward Shadar in total compliance to the directive of the President Muhamadu Buhari arrested the two fleeing members of a deadly gang that abducted, killed and buried three undergraduate’s students namely Joy Adoki (Student of University of Port Harcourt), Fortune Obemba (Rivers State University) and Nelson Nwafor.
Recalled that the Anti-Kidnapping unit of Rivers State Police command in its efforts to key in to the policy of the new Rivera State Commissioner of Police CP Joseph Mukan to rid the state of criminal elements arrested three members of the kidnap gang Bright Iheachi, Emmanuel Kamiwelisha and Friday Akpan) who abducted, killed and dumped the three undergraduates in Eteoo, forest in Eleme Local Government area of Rivers state.
Our correspondent reports that the corpse of the victims were exhumed by the Police that May 1,2020 at the thick forest in Eteo, Eleme local Government area.
President Muhammadu Buhari had given a marching order to Rivers State Police Command to ensure the arrest of fleeing members of the gang after the arrest of the initial three.