The suspected ritualist who was paraded on Saturday for raping and killing an eight year old girl in Eliozu axis of Port Harcourt, Ifeanyi Dike has escaped from Police custody.
Father of the child, Earnest Mezuwuba said the suspect escaped from the Police custody shortly after giving his statement at the State Criminal Investigation Department same day he was paraded by the police.
Dr. Mezuwuba however urged the Police to ensure the re-arrest of the suspected ritualist, who is an undergraduate of the University of Port Harcourt.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, Zaki Ahmed has confirmed the incident.
CP Ahmed in a telephone interview said the Police officer that caused the escape of the suspect has already been arrested.
He however urged the public to help the Command with useful Information to re-arrest the suspect.