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Uniport student who escaped from police custody years ago, sentenced to death for raping and killing little girl

Two Uniport students identified as Ifeanyi Dike and Ugochukwu Nwamiro have been sentenced to death by hanging for raping and killing an eight year old girl.

The 200 level students of Physics department were sentenced at the High Court in Port Harcourt. One is to be hung on his neck until he dies while the other is to be hung on the leg till he dies as well.

Recall that in 2017, Dike was apprehended with a sack containing Chikamso’s remains following a tip-off. He was later handed over to the police for further investigations and prosecution. Dike reportedly removed the victim’s eyes, vagina, finger and tongue, after defiling and murdering her with the assistance of his cousin, Ugochukwu.

Few days after he was handed over to the police, Dike escaped from the premises of the State Criminal Investigation Department, (SCID), with the aid of the police personnel on duty, Sgt Johnbosco Okoronze who failed to handcuff him after he had finished writing his statement. Few weeks later, he was rearrested in Jos, Plateau state and taken back to Port Harcourt for trial. The judge also sentenced Sergeant Okoronze to one-year imprisonment for aiding the escape of Dike from Police Custody.

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