Friday, May 15, 2020
DSP Omoni Nnamdi, the public relations officer of the Nigeria Police Force command in Rivers, later confirmed that Dike and Victory lived in the same address, adding that he would be paraded. But few weeks after his arrest, Dike escaped from the premises of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) with the aid of police personnel on duty, Sgt Johnbosco Okoronze.
The sentence was delivered barely three years after Dike and his friend cold-bloodedly murdered an 8-year-old girl Victory Chikamso. Credit: The Guardian/ Twitter. Source: UGC
Amid wide outrage and social media criticism, Dike was later rearrested and dragged to the court for the commencement of his murder trial.
Three years after the hearing, he and his accomplices met their waterloo as they were eventually sentenced to death. Justice Enebele also sentenced Sergeant Johnbosco Okoronze of the state CID to one-year imprisonment for aiding the escape of Dike from police custody.
Meanwhile, dailyhottrends reported that police have commended its officer for his professionalism after he was assaulted by a woman in Eruwa community of Oyo during lockdown enforcement duty. The officer, Adeyemo Ogunyemi, was seen in a viral video being slapped repeatedly by the woman who was said to have also assaulted two female officers. Police said since the beginning of lockdown 27 police personnel have suffered a series of attacks, vowing that the woman in question will face the wrath of law.