Police Inspector quizzed for alleged disappearance of Delta ‘cleric’
Police nab suspects for allegedly killing army lieutenant
Police in Abuja, have quizzed an inspector of police attached to the Mobile Police force (MOPOL) 50 Kubwa, Abuja, Mr. Aminu Abrahim for allegedly masterminding the escape of one Pastor Johnmark Ighosoto, said to be the General Overseer of God’s Delight Gospel Assembly, Warri in Delta State.
Sources said Pastor Ighosotu disappeared under mysterious circumstances to the bewilderment of the police force headquarters, Abuja.
Consequently, they immediately commenced a full scale investigation into the matter.
Police sources said the Pastor is wanted for allegations ranging from conspiracy, cybercrime to criminal defamation through a viral video trending on social media.
Inspector Abrahim, who was a security detail to Pastor Johnmark Ighosotu was said to have prevented the police team assigned to the case to effect his arrest and prosecution.
The Guardian learnt that the team had barely arrived at the general overseer’s home, when the inspector immediately alerted the ‘man of God’, who, sensing danger, sneaked out of the house through the back door.
“All efforts to track down the fleeing suspect have not yielded any positive results. So, the inspector has a case to answer, hence the force headquarters ordered his arrest because of the alleged role he played in the escape of the general overseer,” the source added.
When contacted, spokesperson for Delta State Police command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Bright Edafe, said he has not been briefed, but the Divisional Police officer (DPO) in-charge of Owian police, Superintendent of Police (SP), Samuel Yohana, who confirmed the incident, said: “ The matter is from Abuja, though I was away from the station, when I came back, I was told about the case.
“So, Abuja only came on investigations, when they said the mobile police officer, Aminu Abrahim was trying to hide the pastor, but I don’t know the whereabouts of the pastor now.”
MEANWHILE, the command has confirmed the arrest of two people for allegedly killing one Lieutenant Musa Yusuf, the operation officer attached to Three Battalion, Nigerian Army, Effurun, near Warri.
Late Lieutenant Musa Yusuf was allegedly shot last Friday along the link road beside Urhobo College, Effurun in Uvwie Local Council of Delta State.
The Guardian learnt that the late Yusuf was driving in his private vehicle when he was allegedly shot by the suspects and others now at large.
The deceased has been buried according to Islamic rites.
Army spokesperson in Asaba, George Okube told The Guardian, yesterday that they have commenced a full-scale investigation into the gruesome murder of the late Yusuf, adding that no stone will be left unturned in the case.
Police spokesperson in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, said they will be prosecuted upon conclusion of investigation.