The police have arrested a member of the gang that killed Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mohammed Alkali, and his driver in Uju Forest, Omoku area of Rivers State. He was tracked and nabbed with the late officer’s LG phone following six days of tracking.
The arrest was made possible by the support of the Police Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU) and the 48 Division of Police Mobile.
It was disclosed that Ekiekeme, also known as Prince Okoroma, an indigene of Okposi village, near Omoku, was arrested by the operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Response Team (IRT) in Omoku, when he came out from the creek to visit his girlfriend.
According to reports, he also confessed that he and nine members of his gang members carried out the operation and they have seven AK-47 rifles, two pump-action guns in their possession, he said that they ambushed the police team because they felt they were against their party.
“He listed other gang members as Kelvin, John Ahiaikwo, Chukwuemela AKA Jungle Justice, Izu, Bright (Gang leader), Okechukwu, Ngozi, Christian, himself, and Kachi Nwokocha, who is their sponsor,” said a top source, who added that serious efforts are being made to arrest remaining gang members.
Police detectives were led to Uju Forest where the white police pick-up vehicle was parked beside a shallow grave where Sgt. Uchi was buried.