Ochei Matthew, Asaba
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Mustafa, has disclosed that the Command has arrested two Yahoo boys and a private security man over the murder of a female student of Delta State University, Abraka, Miss Ogege Elozino.
Elozino, a 22-year-old 300 level student in the Department of Mass Communication, was found dead in a bush on the outskirts of Abraka, Delta State, on November 18, after she was declared missing on November 15.
The police commissioner informed journalists in Asaba on Friday that the student was murdered by persons suspected to be ritual killers.
He stressed that the police would do everything to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the people who committed the crime.
Mustafa further disclosed that some of the major suspects connected to the crime had been arrested and were already assisting the police in the ongoing investigation.
He urged members of the public to give the command credible information that could lead to the arrest of other suspects who were still at large.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the state chapter of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, Comrade Kehinde Taiga, has decried the high rate of crime in the state.
Kehinde said the rate of ritual killings, kidnappings, armed robberies, rape cases and others violent crimes had increased under the watch of the police commissioner.
Reacting to Elozino’s killing, Kehinde said, “The perpetrators must be brought to justice without any form of compromise. The commissioner of police must wake up from his slumber because justice must be served. The students living in the community said suspected ritualists, popularly called ‘Yahoo Boys’ might have killed Elozino.
“Elozino was found dead with her tongue and breasts severed from her body after three days of declaring her missing. It is annoying, so we urge the police commissioner to bring these killers to book without wasting time.”