The whereabouts of a 22 years old Arinze Obiukwu, a petty trader is still unknown more than 2 months after he was arrested by Ospac vigilante group in Elele Ikwerre LGA.
Elder brother to the missing boy, Ifeanyi Obiukwu said his brother was alledgly arrested on the 27th of April 2020 and efforts to reach or secure his bail proved abortive.
He said the family is threatened by the disappearance of their brother since some policeman have been inviting them for settlement
‘’On the 27TH of April, 2020, along Elele roundabout, my brother Mr. Arinze Obiukwu was arrested by OSPAC operatives led by their Elele unit Chairman called Fucking Naira, until now no reason was given to us as a family by OSPAC for his arrest.
My brother Mr. Arinze Obiukwu is 22 years old, single and runs a boutique business along the Elele road close to the roundabout where he was adopted by the OSPAC operatives. I and my two sisters went together to OSPAC office at Elele and were directed to their Omoku head office as we met Fucking Naira who said that our brother’s case was transferred there. On getting to OSPAC head office at Omoku, we were told that there was no case of that nature and name in their records. We then wrote a petition to SIB Moscow road and were redirected to CP Monitoring team at Old GRA PortHarourt.
‘’The CP Monitoring Team went for the arrest of Fucking Naira but he was nowhere to be found and one of the OSPAC operatives was arrested, who claimed that he was not aware of the arrest and was never part of it, as we pressed further, the case was transferred back to State CID, but my problem is that the kind of calls for settlement is what is friethening me and our entire family as we are yet to know what happened to our brother, that is why we came to Ohanaeze Ndigbo to help us look into this matter and to protect us as a family’’
Meanwhile the president of Ohaneze Ndigbo in Rivers state Bartho Okere is calling on the commissioner of police Joseph Mukan to look into the disappearance of one its members, Arinze Obiukwu to aviod a repeat of the Ikokwu 4
The President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Rivers State High Chief Bartho Okere is called on the Police Commissioner CP Joseph Mukan to please look into the arrest of Mr Arinze Obiukwu by the Elele OSPAC operatives on the 27TH of April, 2020.
He said that ‘’OSPAC is meant to help the police with the job of maintaining Law and Order in the local areas where they operate, and is to hand over suspects to the police, he wondered why since 27TH of April, 2020, Mr. Arinze Obiukwu is nowhere to be found, that Ohanaeze Ndigbo will not lay low if any of our own is not treated fairly and will stop at nothing to seek justice’’
When contacted the Ospac commander at Elele called Fucking Naira who later gave his name as Daniel Ihejimeru told our correspondent on the Telephone that the missing boy was a known Kidnapper, and that several weapons was recovered from his shop upon arrest and that boy was handed over to Police division of Elele. And since the matter has been taken over by the police, they no longer have hands in the matter.
When contacted the State police public relations officer Nnamdi Omoni said he is yet to be briefed on the matter, that investigation is ongoing and would brief Journalist accordingly.