Former chairman of the Ethiope east chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, Dr Kings Okpako and an accomplice identified as Henry Ikechukwu has being detained by the Delta state police command over the suspected killing of the latter’s girlfriend for ritual.
According to reports made available to Focus Naija, Okpako who is a prominent Abraka Chief, herbal medicine seller and politician, contracted Henry to lure the victim, Favour Ogheneyenrohwo an 18years old fashion design apprentice for the barbaric act.
Consequently, she was strangled to death, her pubic hairs shaved before her lifeless body was packaged in a sack bag and dumped in a refuse dump.
Confirming the arrest of the statement, the police PPRO disclosed that the suspects will be charged to court after completion of investigations.
Excerpts from the statement read;
“On inspection of the corpse by the Police marks of violence were obvious on the deceased neck which implied she could have been killed by unknown person or persons.
“Subsequently, in the course of Police investigation, the deceased male friend one Henry Ikechukwu, aged 32yrs old who was last seen with the deceased on 17th of June, 2019 and had been on the run since the incident, was tracked down and arrested on 28th of June, 2019.
“On interrogation, he confessed to have invited the deceased for an outing on 17th of June, 2019, from where he lured her and handed her over to a prominent chief in the same Abraka community, who gave him the assignment to get the deceased for him.
“The said chief has also been arrested and the two suspects are presently in Police custody pending investigation. They will soon appear in court immediately after the completion of the ongoing Police investigation”, the statement added.