A prime suspect, Chukwuemeka Ekikeme, has admitted killing a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Alkali and his driver during the December 10, 2016, Rivers State legislative rerun election.
The Force Headquarters raised a police team to unravel the circumstances behind the murder.
DSP Alkali and his driver, Sergeant Peter Uchi, were murdered in Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area.
The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Ibrahim K. Idris, had set up the team to investigate the murder and the team arrested some of the suspects.
One of them, a 22-year-old Ekikeme, was apprehended at about 6 pm last Saturday.
Ekiekeme, (aka Prince Okoroma), an indigene of Okposi village, near Omoku, had come out from the creeks to visit his girlfriend when he was arrested.
Upon his arrest, he confessed to the beheading of the DSP.
According to him, his (Alkali) head and driver’s body were thrown into a river while the white Mitsubishi pick-up van belonging to the police was parked deep in Uju Forest with the key stuck in the ignition.
He led police operatives to where the deceased were buried in a shallow grave.
The patrol vehicle has since been recovered.
The suspect also confessed that he and nine members of his gang had seven AK-47 rifles, two pump action guns and that they ambushed the police team because they felt they were against their party.
He listed other gang suspected members of his gangas Kachi Nwokocha, who is their sponsor, Bright (Gang leader), Kelvin, Chukwuemela (aka Jungle Justice), John Ahiaikwo, Izu, Okechukwu, Ngozi, and Christian.