Rivers killings: Police publish names, photos of wanted suspects

Rivers killings: Police publish names, photos of wanted suspects

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:24 pm

Poster containing particulars of the persons wanted in relation to Rivers State massacre

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

The Rivers Police command has published the names and photographs of eight persons declared wanted in relation to early Tuesday massacre of over 10 residents of Mgbosimini community in Obi-Akpor Local Government Area of the State early Tuesday morning as well as other recent high profile killing in the area.

As contained in a police poster issued on Wednesday, the wanted persons in relation to the crime include: Daddy Chukwu 27years, Alhaji Otums, 23 years, Mike Okocha, Nyesom Nwodinka, 19years, Orji Amadi, 25 years, Veejee Orji, 19 years, David Chibula Orji 22 years, and Junior Amadi, 19 years.

The Police said the suspects were declared wanted in   in connection with the murder of late Chiefs Minikwu Chukwu, Cletus Barigbinee and 10 other persons in Mgboshimini.

Members of the public were advised to report to the nearest Police station if they see any of the suspects on the wanted list.

Meanwhile, the Paramount ruler of Rumueme kingdom said to be the owner of the property where some the victims of Mgbosimini massacre were killed by unknown gunmen has said he was still dazed by the reckless killing.

While condoling with family of the victims, the Paramount ruler condemned the senseless killing and wondered what the killers wanted to gain by killing innocent persons and setting them ablaze.

“What do they (murderers) want? I don’t know what they want. We are ready to give the Police 100 percent support to be able to fish out these killers wherever they are. A Committee will be set up   drawn from the Chiefs and the kingdom to liaise with the Police.”

Meanwhile, a security expert Colonel Owhonda (retired) has advised the Rivers State Government to have a rethink about the abolishment of the existence of community vigilance groups in the state.

He pointed out that it was wrong for the Rivers State government to abolish the vigilance groups who are supposed to lend a helping hand to the Police and security agencies because they are familiar with residents in every community.

Colonel Owhonda retired suggested that potential members of the vigilance groups should be profiled by the Police and they should work in synergy with Police.

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