Police Arrest Two for Missing 200-level UNIDEL Student

Adibe Emenyonu in Benin-city

Two suspects have been reportedly arrested by operatives of Edo State Police Command in connection with the missing 200-level undergraduate of University of Delta, Agbor, Miss Faith Omodon.

On March 30, inhabitants of Iru Egbede community in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State reported the sudden disappearance of their daughter, Faith Omodon, who was studying Business Administration in the above mentioned university.

According to the father of the missing girl, Mr. Edward Omodon, she was last seen on March 30, after leaving home for farm and never returned.

He said the incident occurred when the community was holding their national conference.

Omodon stated that: “We usually have Iru national conference at this time of the year. We were seated inside the community hall when we heard loud wailing outside that my daughter was missing.

“She had left for the farm earlier that morning with a motorbike taking her breakfast flask with her.”

Corroborating Omodon’s story, Mr. Ikpoba Johnbull, head of the village vigilance group, said: “Soon after the news of her disappearance broke that evening, we followed the girl’s mother to the farm.

“We immediately mobilised and combed the area up to Izighiri and Uwumuwe, two neighbouring villages, but could not find any trace of her.

“We only found the leftover of her lunch flask. We informed our neighbouring vigilance groups as we spent that night in the bushes but there was no result.”

Then the matter was reported at the Abudu Police Division which was confirmed by Divisional Police Officer, Mr. Iyayi Kenneth, who said: “We have transferred the case to the state Police Command for further investigation.”

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, also confirmed the story, saying investigation was on to unravel the circumstances surrounding Miss Omodon’s disappearance.

However, barely a month, the vigilance group in the community said two suspects have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Omodon, and are now in police custody.

Speaking also, the National Youth Chairman of Iru-Egbede, Mr. Donald Isioma, disclosed that the suspects were arrested last Saturday afternoon.

He said the two were arrested when they tracked the phone of the missing girl that was in possession of the suspects.

According to Isioma, “So far, the police have recovered the phone from the suspects and the motorbike, Miss Omodon rode to the farm on the day she got missing.”

Unfortunately, he disclosed that one of the suspects, who is a member of the community has confessed that they have killed the girl while being interrogated at Okpaihe Police State before their onward transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Benin-city.

When contacted, the state PPRO, Nwabuzor, said any piece of information concerning the arrest was yet to reach him, but promised to get back as soon as he contact men of the SCID.

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