Suspected money ritualist, Alhaji Usman Adamu, who allegedly killed one Miss Joy Odama, a 200 Level Mass Communication undergraduate of Cross River State University, has finally been declared wanted by the Nigerian Police.
Aside declaring Alhaji Adamu wanted, the Force Headquarters also said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Karmo, where the alleged murder took place CSP Nkem Raphael, has been queried, removed and transferred over what was described as “professional misconduct” over Joy’s death.
Confirming the issuance of arrest warrant on Alhaji Adamu, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said: “The said Alhaji Adamu is on the run, but we are looking for him because he has a case to answer.
“All Police Commands across the country have been alerted that the Alhaji is a suspect in the death of Miss Joy Odama and should be arrested if seen anywhere.”
On the transfer of Karmo DPO, Moshood confirmed his query and removal, saying it was for inefficiency.
AFRIPOST recall that the mother of the deceased, Mrs Philomena O. Odama on Tuesday (06/06/2017) addressed a press conference in collaboration with an NGO, Basic Rights Enlightenment Foundation in Abuja appealing to Nigeria government and well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aid to ensure that justice prevails over the murder of their daughter, Joy Odama.
Narrating how Police officers, AIG Umoru Usman Shehu (AIG Intelligence, Force Headquarters), CSP Nkem Raphael (DPO, Karimo Police Station), SP Michael Obiora (DCO, Karimo Police Station), Inspector Silas Ishaya (IPO of the case) and Inspector Nkechi (accomplice of the culprit) have frustrating their effort to know the cause of their daughter’s death in the hands of Alhaji Usman Adamu, Mrs Odama said it was the DPO, CSP Nkem Raphael that personally followed the Alhaji Usman to the hospital, Federal Medical Center, Jabi, Abuja on whose order the mortuary attendants embalmed the body of our daughter without our knowledge, she cried profusely.
Mrs Odama further disclosed to the Press that when the DPO invited the family for a meeting with Alhaji Usman Adamu in his office, it was the AIG, Umoru Usman Shehu that allegedly drove the culprit, Alhaji Usman in his official Hilux vehicle to the Police Station, Karimo where he compelled the aggrieved family to collect N400, 000 from Usman Adamu for the burial of their daughter threatening that he (AIG) has closed the case from that day onward.
Earlier, the family through the Basic Rights Enlightenment Foundation had sent a petition to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; the Senate President; Bukola Saraki; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Bem Angwe and the Director General of DSS yet, according to the poor mother, because of Alhaji Usman Adamu’s connections with the power that be, no action has taken so far against the culprit and his accomplices since December 2016.
Aggravating the pains in the hearts of the aggrieved family, Alhaji Usman Adamu and the DPO, Nkem Raphael who allegedly went to deposit the body of late Joy Odama in the mortuary did not drop a kobo for the mortuary bill. The family was shockingly subjected to pay the bill up to the tone of about N430,000 before transferring the corpse to the National hospital for autopsy.
According to the autopsy result sent to AFRIPOST, late Joy Odama died of acute cocaine poison.