Suspected killers of UNIPORT, RSU students unmasked
The Police command in Rivers State, on Wednesday, paraded the alleged 5-man killer gang of three undergraduates of the Rivers State University and the University of Port Harcourt.
The three were killed and their corpses buried in a shallow grave in Etoo Community, Eleme Local Government Area.
The arrest of the five-man gang was achieved less 72 hours in which President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the police to fish out the killers to face justice.
Briefing journalists at the Police headquarters in Port Harcourt, Commissioner of Police, Joseph Gobum Mukan, said the victims, Nelson Nwafor, Fortune Obemba, and Joy Adoki were kidnapped at Choba on the 7th of April, and the matter reported to the Anti-kidnapping unit, who swung into action and arrested the leader of the gang, Bright Iheachi, who made the confession that led to the arrest of other gang members.
He clarified that Nelson Nwafor and Fortune Obemba were really understudies of the Rivers State University, RSU, while the late Joy Adoki was an understudy of Management Science at the University of Port Harcourt, UPTH.
Mukan said things recuperated from the criminals incorporate one AK-47, three magazines, and 72 rounds of live ammo.
On his part, the father of late Fortune, Mr. Bright Obemba said the boy was his only son, stating that no amount of money given to him would bring back his child.
Leader of the gang, Iheachi said he had a business deal (foreign exchange deal) with Nwafor and was betrayed by him, which led him and his gang to kidnap and kill him with the two others, Obemba and Adoki who were in his company as at the time of the incident
Joseph Mukan, the state Commissioner of Police told newsmen that four of the suspects were arrested in Rivers state while the fifth was tracked down to Imo State.