The Rivers State Police command has confirmed the rearrest of 22-Year-Old Raymond Isiodu, from Obagi Community in Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly defiling an 11-year-old girl.
Police Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed this in a release made available to TNN, said the suspect was rearrested in the early hours of Tuesday.
The command also debunked the claim of alleged compromise of the case by Obite Police Station.
According to the PPRO, “the Rivers State Police Command wish to clarify reports of alleged compromise of the case of alleged defilement of an eleven year old girl(namewitheld) at Ogbogu,Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA in Rivers State by Obite Police Station.
“The suspect one Raymond Isiodu aged 22 year ‘m’ of Obagi Community in ONELGA was released to a reliable surety due to some unforseen circumstance after his arrest while investigation was ongoing.
“The suspect, who was supposed to report back to the station, fled after he was released to a reliable surety.”
“Following serious manhunt launched for the suspect by the DPO and his operatives, the suspect was arrested this early morning,17th October,2023 and will be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department(SCIID), Port Harcourt for further investigation.”
The Rivers Police command reiterated that, “the Rivers State Police command is committed to ensuring justice in any criminal case that the suspect(s) is found culpable during the course of investigation.”