The Rivers State Police Command has arrested the three suspects, including a self-proclaime pharmacist who allegedly murdered a nine-year-old boy, Destiny Peter, by severing his head from the body, in Isiokpo clan, Ikwerre LGA of the state.
The arrested suspects are Kenneth Sylvanus, 24, a native of Azumini Isiokpo, Chibuzor Amadi, 33, a native of Omademe both in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, and Chijioke Ogbonnah, 37, a Pharmacist from Abia State who resides in Omagwa in Ikwerre.
Destiny Peter was reported missing to the police and youths in the community by his aunt on Thursday November 11, 2021.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Nnamdi Omoni, in a statement said a serious search which was launched as a result of the report led to the recovery of the headless body of Peter in the bush the following day.
“However, through intelligence gathering, the identities of Kenneth Sylvanus and Chibuzor Amadi were revealed. Chibuzor Amadi was immediately arrested and on interrogation, he took the Police to an uncompleted building in Azumini Isiokpo, where Kenneth Sylvanus was arrested.
The two suspects led the Police to the bush where the dismembered head of the deceased was recovered behind an uncompleted building. On further interrogation, Kenneth Sylvanus confessed that he is the one who killed Destiny Peter and that it was the 3rd suspect Chijioke Ogbonnah who asked him to bring a human head for him to buy.
Based on his confession, the said Chijioke Ogbonnah was arrested on Thursday November 18, 2021, in his house at Omagwa. In his statement, Ogbonna Chijioke denied any involvement in the murder case, adding that he is a Pharmacist and sells spiritual materials, including treatment of all kinds of ailments. So far, all three suspects are helping the Police in the investigation,” Omoni said.