Three suspects alleged to have been involved in the killing of 10 persons, including nine police officers, were on Thursday arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court siting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The suspects were said to have shot and killed their victims during various bank robbery operations in different parts of the state. Accused persons, who were identified as Godgift Gwenbe (29), Odum Atokaritou (35), and Napughi Duba (29), were arraigned on 18 counts of conspiracy, armed robbery, kidnapping and murder.
The suspects were alleged to be responsible for the murder of Spy ASP Bamidele Mohammed, attached to Sterling Bank, Port Harcourt; Inspector Austine Moore, who, until his death was attached to Elekahia Police Station in Port Harcourt; Corporal Prince Tigbara (Elekahia Police Station) and Inspector Jonah Oletu.
Others alleged to have been killed by the suspects are Inspector Peter Olavoghokere, Corporal Paul Nnaa, Inspector Dennis Akpan, attached to Olu-Obasanjo Police Station, Port Harcourt. Also murdered are Sergeant Ekwere Epoulo, Corporal Okougor Nyambi all attached to Olu-Obasanjo Police Station and Mr. Femi Oloukun, who was until his demise the Regional Manager of Sterling Bank.
September 8, Punch