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Police arrest businessman over missing 12-year-old girl in Delta

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By NosaAkenzua, Asaba

officers at the OgwashiUkupolice division in Delta state have arrested a 27-year-old for alleged complicity in the disappearance of a12-year- in the area.

Divisional Officer of the station, CSP Tobi Debakeme, who confirmed the of the suspect to journalists in OgwashiUku on Tuesday, said that the suspect was arrested on Monday evening, disclosing that investigation was ongoing.

It was gathered that the suspect, identified as Reuben Dominic, allegedly lured the victim, one Miss Chidera Nwankwo, out of a river where Dominic and his peers had gone to fetch water when he requested her to go and buy him cigarettes from a nearby petty trader.

Elder sister of the missing girl, Miracle Nwankwo, who spoke to journalists in Asaba, said they had been pleading with the suspect to tell them where their sister was sent to buy cigarettes for him. “We are six girls, while Chidera is the smallest one and it was her playmate who told us that the suspect sent her to buy cigarettes for him and he didn’t come back again and we are appealing to him to tell us where our sister went”, She said.

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She said that the suspect was on the run when some good Samaritans helped them to call the police who eventually arrested him on his way out of OgwashiUku. She appealed to the police to help ensure the discovery of their sister.

Meanwhile, the police in OgwashiUkucommunity have advised hoodlums in the area to relocate to avoid the wrath of the police.

Debakeme who confirmed this to journalists said that the police were ready to rid the community of all criminal activities, disclosing that itsofficers and men had embarked on routine patrol to the bushes around UbuluUnor and other communities where suspected hoodlums operate.

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