-Manhunt For Suspected Accomplice Thickens
Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja were taken aback on Sunday September 16, 2012, when a suspected ritual killer, Mr. Usman Inuwa was caught with a dead baby stuffed in a suitcase at Tipper garage near Gwarimpa in Abuja
It was gathered that Inuwa was arrested on a tip-off, but another source said that the conductor of the bus he entered asked him to bring his suitcase so it could be stored properly and the man vehemently refused.
“Suspecting a foul play, the conductor asked him what was inside the suitcase, but he refused to reveal what was there.
“As the man tried to leave the bus, the conductor and others seized the suitcase from him and found the dead boy inside,” said a source.
The source added that upon interrogation at the scene of the incident, the suspect was asked to name his accomplices, especially as they noticed that he was having discussions with one of the passengers in the bus, who had left to buy some items prior to when the vehicle would move.
A mob later reportedly gathered to deal with Usman Inuwa, and questioned him about how he came about the dead body and the whereabouts of the man they had seen with him earlier.
Sources said that the man, whose name was later given as Mr. Vincent Ovie Adjarho had to beat a retreat after buying the items he went for, when he overheard the mob shouting “where is that your friend, he must know about this dead boy.”
Inuwa allegedly told the police, who arrived the scene of the incident later that the man they saw with him was a neighbour with whom he lived in the same compound and that he was not involved in the murder case of the three-year-old little boy.
A source revealed that Inuwa was forced to disclose his residential address to the police during interrogation and that the police insisted on arresting Vincent, who they said must know about the crime since they both sat together in the bus and were seen discussing.
Investigations revealed that Mr. Vincent Ovie Adjarho is nowhere to be found as he had to run for his dear life over a matter sources said he knew nothing about.
It was learnt that the F.C.T Police Area command Gwarimpa has arrested the mother of Vincent for questioning on the whereabouts of her son.
“The mother told the police in her statement that her son was missing as the family of the victim had promised to kill him if he is seen anywhere.
“But I can tell you that this is one of the ways Nigeria Police implicate innocent members of the public. They insisted that Inuwa must implicate the man the conductor said he was discussing with in the vehicle before the man left the scene to buy soft drink and snack,” said a source.
The F.C.T Police Area Command has since declared Mr. Vincent Ovie Adjarho wanted for the murder of the three-year-old baby.
In the press release signed by the F.C.T Commissioner of Police, CP Sadiq Bello and dated 23rd September, 2012 the police stated that “this is to inform the general public that one Mr. Vincent Ovie Adjarho, a native of Urhobo, Delta State is wanted by the Nigerian Police Force for a case of the murder of a three (3) year old kid which took place on the 15th of September, 2012 in Bwari, Abuja.”
It was added that Mr. Vincent is said to be among the gang “as confessed by a suspect Mr. Usman Inuwa who was found with the body parts of the kid in a briefcase at Tipper garage along Kubwa express.
“The Nigerian Police urges anyone who knows the whereabouts of Mr. Vincent to please report to the nearest police station.”