2 In Police Net Over Missing 200-level University Of Delta Student

2 In Police Net Over Missing 200-level University Of Delta Student

Operatives of Edo State Police Command have arrested two persons for their alleged connection with the disappearance of one Miss Faith Omodon, a 200-level undergraduate of University of Delta, Agbor.

On March 30, inhabitants of Iru Egbede Community in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo State, reported the sudden disappearance of their daughter, Faith Omodon, a Business Administration student in the university.

Mr. Edward Omodon, the father of the missing girl, Faith was last seen on March 30, after leaving home for farm and has never returned.

According to him, the incident occured when the community was holding their national conference.

“We usually have Iru national conference at this time of the year. We were seated inside the community hall when we heard a loud wailing outside, that my daughter was missing.

“She had left for the farm earlier that morning with a motorbike, taking her breakfast flask with her,” he said.

Corroborating Mr Omodon’s story, the Head of the village vigilance group, Mr Ikpoba Johnbull, said “soon after the news of her disappearance broke that evening, we followed the girl’s mother to the farm.

“We immediately mobilised and combed the area up to Izighiri and Uwumuwe, two neighbouring villages, but could not find any trace of her.

“We only found the leftover of her lunch flask. We informed our neighbouring vigilance groups as we spent that night inside the bushes, but there was no result.”

Then, the matter was reported at the Abudu Police Division which was confirmed by the Divisional Police Officer, Mr Iyayi Kenneth, who said “We have transferred the case to the state police command for further investigation.”

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, also confirmed the story, saying investigation was ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding Miss Omodon’s disappearance.

However, a month after, the vigilante group in the community said two suspects have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Omodon and are now in police custody

Speaking, the National Youth Chairman of Iru-Egbede, Mr. Donald Isioma, disclosed that the suspects were arrested Saturday afternoon.

Isioma said the two were arrested when they tracked the phone of the missing girl to the possession of the suspects.

According to Isioma, so far, the police have recovered the phone from the suspects and the motorbike Miss Omodon rode to the farm on the day she got missing.

Unfortunately, he disclosed that one of the suspects who is a member of the community has confessed that they have killed the girl while being interrogated at Okpaihe Police State before their onward transfered to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Benin City.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Superintendent Chidi Nwabuzor, said information concerning the arrest was yet to reach him but promised to get back as soon as he contact men of the SCID.

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