Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have apprehended a teenager identified as Daddy who allegedly beheaded a mother and her daughter in Ibaa community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The suspect was arrested on Thursday by angry youths of Ibaa who emptied into the bushes in the area in search of the suspected killer.
The 18-year-old boy had last Friday allegedly killed Mrs. Cecilia Wojile and her first daughter, Miss Blessing Wojile.
The suspect had used a machete to chop off his victims’ heads around 6am, while the duo who sold cooked food, were preparing for market.
A source in the community who identified himself as Kenneth told Southern City News on Friday that the suspect had on several occasions broken into the home of Wojiles to steal.
Kenneth disclosed that when Mrs. Wojile arrested Daddy for the act, the suspect vowed to kill her.
When contacted over the development, the victim’s eldest son, Mr. Isaiah Wojile, said the suspect met her mother while she was in the room and killed her.
Isaiah said, “The development is painful. I never imagined that human beings could be this wicked. Daddy killed my mother and my own sister as if they are goats.
“The only thing I demand is justice. He who takes the life of another, his will be taken as well. I want the police to investigate the matter, fetch out the culprit and make him to face the wrath of the law.”
Based on alleged delay in the investigation, Isaiah had transferred the matter to the State Criminal Investigation Department, noting that the Rumuji Police Station that was handling the matter was not serious.
Isaiah became worried that five days after the incident, the culprit had yet to be apprehended by the police.
He also regretted that the suspect, who was apprehended by the community youths the same day of the incident, escaped from the hands of security men deployed in the area.
He, however, called on the state police command to speedily intervene to ensure justice was done in the matter.
Meanwhile, a senior police officer at the State Criminal Investigation Department confirmed that they had received a case file established by Rumuji Divisional headquarters and promised to swing into action to arrest and prosecute the alleged killer of the mother and daughter.
Also speaking, the command’s spokesperson, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, said the command was aware of the incident and promised full scale investigation to unravel the circumstance behind the murder.
It was learnt that some youths in Ibaa mobilised to capture the suspect in his hideout within the community.
A source said that when the youths apprehended Daddy, the security men in the area whom he earlier escaped from, shot him in the leg before sending him to the Rumuji Divisional Police headquarters.