Imo CP Redeploys DPO of Orji Police Station Where R3pe Suspect ‘Escaped’ From


The Orji Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Udom Godwin has been redeployed to the command headquarters, Owerri after a suspect in custody escaped from detention.


The Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma ordered the immediate redeployment of Godwin.


He was alleged to be involved a conspiracy that saw one Ihee Andrewa, ‘m’ of Ahiazu Mbaise, a suspected 30-yrs-old serial r3pist detained at the Division to escape. 


Recall that two out of three suspects accused of gangr3ping a 20-year-old girl were arrested and detained at the Orji police division. On Monday, November 27, the police confirmed that one of the suspects, Ihee Henry, ‘’escaped’ from its custody.


A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, ASP Henry Okoye, says in addition, CSP Udom Godwin and other officers serving in the division who 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 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 and make sure that the suspects involved in the alleged case of raping a 20yrs-old lady in Orji are all arrested 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 Sabo BABA who is a seasoned police officer has been deployed to take charge as the DPO Orji.

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