30-yrs-old serial rapist escaped, Imo CP redeploys DPO

The Commissioner of Police in Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma has ordered the immediate redeployment of Orji Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Udom Godwin to the Command headquarters, Owerri over the escape of a suspected serial rapist.

The spokesperson of the Imo state Police Command, Henry Okoye in a statement confirmed that DPO Godwin is on standby over an allegation of conspiracy, aiding and abetting in the escape of one Ihee Andrewa, ‘m’ of Ahiazu Mbaise, a suspected 30-yrs-old serial rapist detained at the division.

“In addition, CSP Udom Godwin and other officers serving in the division that are linked to the case have been issued an official query for serious dereliction of duty, discreditable conduct, lack of supervision, failure to send situation report, disobedience to lawful order and an act of sabotage and unbecoming of a public officer respectively,” Okoye said.

He added that the CP has mandated the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department (DCSCIID) to carry out a comprehensive investigation.

The CP also ordered the DCP to make sure that the suspects involved in the alleged case of raping a 20yrs-old lady in Orji are all arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.

More so, The DPO and other officers involved in the case have been subjected to investigation and will be sanctioned appropriately if found complicit.

Meanwhile, CSP Seedy Eke Chima who is a seasoned police officer has been deployed to take charge as the DPO Orji.

Okoye said that the Imo Police Command appreciates the concerns of the general public and assures them that the victim will get the justice that she deserves in this case.

“We say no to rape, sexual abuse and other gender related crime,” the Imo state Police spokesperson said.

Okoye also said that further development on this case will be communicated to members of the public.

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