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Missing Ladies: Police ‘detain’ officers involved in prime suspect Andrew Ochekwo’s transfer


The police officers involved in the extraction and transfer of the prime suspect, Andrew Ochekwo, in the case of two missing ladies, Celine Ndudim, a Nigerian and Afida Tandon, a Ghanian, have been reportedly delayed.

An update from a human rights advocate, Harrison Gwamnishu, who had been on the case, suggested that the police officer had been detained.

WUZUPNIGERIA had earlier reported that the two missing ladies visited the deceased in April after meeting him on Facebook.

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Subsequently, The suspect was arrested by the Abia state police command for allegedly having the missing girls’ belongings but was transferred to Umuahia, and later, during an attempt to transfer him to Abuja, he was shot dead by the police officers.

Following the uproar about the case, the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, in a statement by the Force Spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, ordered the monitoring unit of the force to investigate what led to the death of the businessman.

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Speaking to our correspondent, the Public Relations Officer of the Abia State Police Command, Chinaka Maureen, via a telephone conversation, stated that she did not have the details concerning the detainment of the officers as the case had been transferred to the headquarters.

Maureen said, “The press release by the Force PRO has explained everything you need to know on the case; this matter was with us before we handed it over to the IRD Force Headquarters.

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“The truth is we would just follow what the Force PRO says. They are starting a new investigation into the matter, and he would be giving the public update, not me anymore.”

However, all efforts to reach the FPRO proved abortive as he did not respond to calls at the time of filing this report.