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Court Orders Police Officer Who Aided Escape Of Child Killer In Rivers Be Remanded In Prison. Photos
A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrate court has ordered that the Investigative Police Officer, IPO, Sergeant Johnbosco Okoroinze who allegedly aided the escape of Ifeanyi Dike, the twenty three year old child-killer be remanded in the Port Harcourt Prison.
Sergeant Johnbosco was slammed with two count charge of aiding and abetting and perverting the will of Justice.
According to Chief Magistrate, Andrew Jaja, the crime committed by the Sergeant was punishable by life sentence.
The case file was referred by the court to the Director of Public Prosecution for advice just as the matter was adjourned to September 14 for mention.
The Counsel to the remanded sergeant,Womor Sunday told newsmen that the magistrate court lacks the jurisdiction to hear the matter because of the magnitude of the crime.
Reports revealed the Commissioner of Police has shown sincerity in fishing out the fleeing suspect as it has been revealed that Sergeant Johnbosco has been dismissed from the Police Force for his laxity.