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IKOKU 5 CASE: Police blames COVID-19 lockdown for delay

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Rivers State Police Command has blamed the lockdown imposed to contain coronavirus pandemic ravaging the state, Nigeria and the world at large for the delay in dispensing justice in the alleged murder of Chima Ikwunado and brutality of his colleagues (Ikoku 5 case) by Police officers attached to the Eagle Crack Team.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, made the disclosure when he featured in a radio programme yesterday in Port Harcourt.

Omoni said that court matter of late Chima and his casemates are receiving serious attention but have been affected by the lockdown.

He said: “Everything about Chima Ikwunado’s matter has been concluded. In no time, the new Commissioner of Police will address the press on it.”

Meanwhile, the new Police Commissioner, Joseph Mukan of the Command in a meeting with officials of the Rivers State Coalition of Civil Society Organizations, promises to expedite action on the matter and ensure the victims receive justice.

The Civil Society in the state had dragged the Police Command to court after it failed to make public the result of the autopsy conducted on the body of late Chima Ikwunado who died on February 2020 while in Police custody and the gruesome brutality of his other 4 casemates.

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