June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

Okereke Abraham Chukwudi: ‘Deceased Was Member Of Dey-Gbam Secret Cult Gang’, Rivers Police Clears Air

The Rivers State Police Command is aware of a press conference held on May 23, 2024, by Civil Society Organizations regarding the death of one Okereke Abraham Chukwudi, who was a suspect in Police custody.

It was revealed that the deceased belongs to the the Dey-Gbam secret cult gang, which has been involved in Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, and Cultism.

This relates to the kidnapping of a female business tycoon (name withheld) in the Diobu area of Port Harcourt on September 7, 2023. The victim was kidnapped by five armed gunmen and taken to a hideout in Elechi waterside.

The kidnappers were armed with AK-47 rifles, a pump-action shotgun, and locally-made pistols. The victim was held captive for seven (7) days and was released after the victim’s family paid a ransom of ₦3.5 million.

“Investigations revealed that the deceased was a member of the Dey-Gbam secret cult gang. He and his accomplices purchased one of the AK-47 rifles used during the operation. Two of the kidnappers have been arrested, and they are also members of the Dey-Gbam cult group.

“Sometime last month, the Police held a meeting with the parents and spouse of the deceased, who were accompanied by two of their family’s legal representatives. During this meeting, it was agreed that the family would participate in the autopsy to determine the cause of death.

“The case of the death of the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for discreet investigations to ensure a thorough and impartial examination of the circumstances surrounding this incident.

“We remain committed to ensuring transparency and accountability throughout the investigative process.”

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