The police have arrested a member of the gang that killed Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mohammed Alkali, and his driver in Uju Forest, Omoku area of Rivers State, with the late officer’s LG phone. It was revealed that Christian Chukwuemela Ekikeme, 22, was nabbed at about 6 pm on Saturday, following six days of tracking the cult gang that ambushed and killed Mr Alkali and his driver, Sergeant Peter Uchi, during the 10 December federal legislative re-run polls in the state.
Police sources disclosed that Ekiekeme, also known as Prince Okoroma, an indigene of Okposi village, near Omoku, was arrested by the operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Response Team (IRT) in Omoku, when he came out from the creek to visit his girlfriend. Sources revealed that he confessed to the beheading of the DSP, adding that his head and driver’s body were thrown into a river while the white Mitsubishi pick-up van belonging to the police was parked deep in Uju Forest with the key stuck in the ignition.
“He also confessed that he and nine members of his gang members have seven AK-47 rifles, two pump action guns and that they ambushed the police team because they felt they were against their party.
“He listed other gang members as Kelvin, John Ahiaikwo, Chukwuemela a.k.a Jungle Justice, Izu, Bright (Gang leader), Okechukwu, Ngozi, Christian, himself, and KACHI NWOKOCHA as their sponsor. The said KACHI NWOKOCHA is an Apc leader in Omoku and served as commissioner of power under the Rotimi Amaechi administration.
They killed the officers in error thinking that the policemen were working for PDP.
We hope the police will not sweep this under the carpet when calls start coming in from powers that be in Abuja. (~United Rivers Reporters)