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Police arraigns two cultists for killing a 23-year-old in Port Harcourt


Ugochukwu Iwuchukwu

The Rivers State Police Command has arraigned two persons Iyawo Jeffrey and Richard Agbalahah at a Port Harcourt Magistrate Court over the murder of one Fidel David Amachree on the 17th April, 2020.

The two suspects were standing trials on four count charge bothering on murder, cultism, conspiracy and felony.

Fidel David Amachree was allegedly murder during an initiation programme by a cult group in Borokiri axis of Port Harcourt.

Chief Magistrate A.O.Amadi-Nna while entertaining the case declined jurisdiction in the matter.

The court also forwarded the file to the Department of Public Prosecution for legal advice.

Our correspondent reports that the Chief Magistrate also remanded the suspects in the custody of the Anti-Cultism unit of the Police.

In the meantime, Idiba Wariboko, the lawyer of the family of late Fidel David Amachree says the arraignment of the suspect in court is the beginning of justice for the late Fidel.

”On our own path it is the beginning of justice and we thank God most sincerely that our system will work. And it’s a lesson too for every young persons, because the deceased is 23, the first defendant 22 and second defendant 18, very young persons”.

”It’s a lesson to all of us, as parents, guidance, brothers and sisters we should watch and know what our children are doing and counsel them properly in the right direction. Just as the bible said train up your child the way he goes. They are quite sorry but the law has to take it cause and that is the way we are following” he said.      

Idika Wariboko also said that the Police is currently on a manhunt for three other persons in connection to the crime.

The lawyer while praising the Rivers State Police Command for their efforts in arresting the two arraigned persons also called for a synergy between other Police Commands to arrest the remaining three persons who are currently at large.

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