* Stepmother, stepsister participated too
By NATH OMAME
The father of a 19-year old girl, Chiburuoma Boms, found dead in a septic tank in the Elekahia area of Port Harcourt, in Port Harcourt Local Government Area (PHLGA), has confessed that he asked other members of family to dump her in the septic tank while she was still alive.
Spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said the stepmother and stepsister of the victim who were arrested earlier by the Police have also confessed to participating in the killing of the young lady.
“The father of the victim has confessed to masterminding the killing of the 19 year girl. He said she was still alive when he directed that she should be dragged into the septic tank where she later died,” Omoni told reporters in Port Harcourt.
Omoni added: ” The father earlier escaped but was later arrested following useful information given to the Police by members of the public. The stepmother and stepsister arrested on the day she died have also admitted participating in the killing of the girl.”
“The three of them are cooling their heels at the State Central Investigation Department (SCID), in Port Harcourt. They have confessed in their statements to have participated in killing her.”
Omoni stated that three principal suspects who also took part in the killing of the 19 year old girl are currently on the run.
“We know the identities of the three suspects and we are on their trail. They are moving from one place to the other to avoid arrest, but we shall get them. I cannot disclose their identities not to jeopardize ongoing investigation.”
The Police public relations officer appealed to members of the public to assist the Police with useful information on their whereabouts,” expressing the hope that neighbours of the victim and the suspects would support the Police in ensuring that the young girl gets justice.
Operatives from the Rivers State Police Command stormed Ibe Street, Elekahia last Thursday, January 24 to be precise, following a tip-off by neighbours of the victim who allegedly saw her father dragging her with the help of other accomplices into the septic tank where her body was dumped.