Ifeanyi Dike, a second year Physics student of the University of Port Harcourt had escaped from the premises of the State Criminal Investigation Department in Port Harcourt after he was paraded for allegedly killing his eight-year old niece, Victory Chikamso for ritual purposes.
He was captured three after his escape by men of the Plateau state Police Command at Barkin Ladi. On his extradition to Port Harcourt, Dike told DAILY POST that he escaped on his own.
He said he got frustrated by traveling from Rivers state to Jos.
According to him, “I am a student of UNIPORT. When I got to Jos, I started hiding again even though I know that nobody knows me there.
“I was living inside an uncompleted building in that place but I could not endure anymore because I was hungry. I now came out and somebody looked for my trouble.
“The Hausa boy then use something like knife to cut my hand, out of anger I took a screw driver and stabbed him. That’s how they took us to police station.
“When we got to the Police, I told the Police who I am but they did not believe me until I called one of my aunties that confirmed to them.
“I know what I have done is wrong. I know that the world is not happy with me but I want to say I am sorry.”
Meanwhile, Rivers state Commissioner of Police, CP Zaki Ahmed has said child-killer, Ifeanyi Dike will be arraigned in court as soon as possible.
CP Ahmed said the full weight of the law will be brought on Dike. The Commissioner of Police said he was overwhelmed with the response of members of the public on the matte,r adding that the same vigour should be used to help the Police fight crime in Rivers state.