Crime & Society

Father Kidnaps, Murders Daughter

From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a father suspected to have Kidnapped and killed his 15-year-old daughter in Kogi.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP William Aya, who confirmed the incident on Friday in Lokoja, said a friend to the girl’s father was also arrested.

He added that one other suspect has been declared wanted.

According to the police Spokesman the suspects work with the Federal Polytechnic Idah.

“Miss Sherrifah was reportedly kidnapped on Aug. 4, at the family residence in Okenya along Itayi street, Igalamela/Odolu Local Government area of Kogi..

“The girl’s remains was only discovered few days later already mutilated and some parts missing,” he said.

Aya said that investigation had commenced, including efforts to apprehend the third suspect, whose name was given as Adah.

“The State Commissioner of Police (CP), Edward Egbuka has ordered for a thorough investigation into the case and manhunt for Adah, now at large.

“In compliance with the CP’s order, the matter has been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department in Lokoja,” he added.

Aya assured that the command would conduct very thorough investigation into the matter to unravel the circumstances behind the girl’s death.

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