A High Court in Port Harcourt has sentenced a 200 level student of Physics department, University of Port Harcourt, Ifeanyi Dike and one Ugochukwu Nwamiro, to death by hanging over the murder of an 8-year-old girl, Victory Chikamso Nmezuwuba.
One is to be hung on his neck until he dies while the other is to be hung on the leg till he dies as well.
Dike, who was 23 years old when the incident happened in 2017, was apprehended with a sack containing Chikamso’s remains following a tip-off. .
He was later handed over to the police for further investigations and prosecution. Dike reportedly removed the victim’s eyes, vagina, finger and tongue, after defiling and murdering her with the assistance of his cousin, Ugochukwu.
Few days after he was handed over to the police, Dike escaped from the premises of the State Criminal Investigation Department, (SCID), with the aid of the police personnel on duty, Sgt Johnbosco Okoronze who failed to handcuff him after he had finished writing his statement.
Few weeks later, he was rearrested in Jos, Plateau state and taken back to Port Harcourt for trial. The judge also sentenced Sergeant Okoronze to one-year imprisonment for aiding the escape of Dike from Police Custody.