The Anti Crime Squad of Imo State
Police Command has arrested a 30-year
old man, Onyebuchi Ejimkonye, for
allegedly raping a four-year old girl,
Chinasa Dickson, to death.
The poor little girl was on her way to
school when she was ambushed by
Ejimkonye, who mercilessly subjected
her to a marathon sex in a nearby bush
and she died on the spot.
The police equally rescued a 15-year old
girl, Miss Odinaka Chukwu, who was
abducted by suspected ritualist and
taken to a shrine a forth-night ago.
Parading Ejimkonye in Owerri, Thursday,
the State Commissioner of Police, CP,
Mr. Mohammed Musa Katsina, however
said that although the ritualist is now on
the run, his identity has been known and
the police is trailing him.
On the death of little Chinasa, the CP
explained that some villagers, who were
passing close to the scene of the crime
sensed that something fishy was going
on and sought to find out what it was.
“Ejimkonye, who hails from one of the
communities in Oru East local council
area of Imo State, was on the verge of
burying the little girl in a shallow grave
when he was nabbed by the villagers”,
the CP said.
According to the Imo police boss, the
villagers quickly alerted his men, adding
that the suspect was arrested on the
“The lifeless body of the unfortunate
child has been recovered but post
mortem examination was yet to be
conducted”, the CP recounted with grief.
Answering questions from journalists,
Ejimkonye gave a graphic account of how
he committed the heinous crime but
blamed the entire incident on “devil’s
In a similar development, Mr. Katsina
disclosed that a gang of dare devil
kidnappers, led by one Alaribe Martin
Uche, from Ngor Okpala local
government area, has been smashed.
“Our operative, on a credible tip off,
stormed their hideout. On seeing the
police, the hoodlums engaged our men
in a gun duel. This led to the killing of
Alaribe on the spot and the recovery of
their operational vehicle”, Katsina said.
Additionally, the Imo police chief said a
75-year old man from Aniocha, Delta
State, who was kidnapped in Ohaji/
Egbema local council area, has been
rescued after exchange of fire with the
“One of them, who fled in the process
but later resurfaced, has been arrested.
His confessional statement took the
police to Rivers State, where his
colleagues in crime were arrested”, the
CP said.

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