Ifeanyi Dike The Ritualist Apologised For His Crime.
Ifeanyi Maxwell Dike, the suspected ritual killer of the late 8-year-old girl, has apologised for the heinous crime, and revealed that no one aided his escape from police net in Port Harcourt.
Dike, a second year Physics student of the University of Port Harcourt, had escaped from the premises of the State CID in Port Harcourt after he was paraded for allegedly killing his eight-year old niece, Victory Chikamso, for ritual purposes.
However, he was later re-captured by men of the Plateau state Police Command at Barkin Ladi, a few weeks after his escape .
Dike confessed that he escaped on his own, adding that he got frustrated and decided to run from Port Harcourt to Jos.
In his words:
“I am a student of UNIPORT. When I got to Jos, I started hiding again, even though I know that nobody knows me there. I was living inside an uncompleted building in that place but I could not endure anymore, because I was hungry. I now came out and somebody looked for my trouble. The Hausa boy then use something like knife to cut my hand. Out of anger, I took a screw driver and stabbed him. That’s how they took us to police station.”
The suspected killer said he had to call one of his aunties that helped confirm his identity, because the police didn’t believe him when reveled his identity to them. He added, “I know what I have done is wrong. I know that the world is not happy with me, but I want to say I am sorry.”
CP Zaki Ahmed, the Rivers state Commissioner of Police, however stressed that Dike would be arraigned in court as soon as possible, adding that he was overwhelmed with the reaction from members of the public on the case, as that will aid the police fight crime in the state.