Forensic report Reveals Killers of Shell Worker, Onyenkwere in Rivers
The use of forensic technology in criminal investigation by the Rivers State Police command has paid off to unravel a mysterious killing incident at Shell Industrial Area in Port Harcourt.
This, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police in Charge of Operations, Ahmed Magaji was used in apprehending suspected killers of one Cletus Onyekwere.
DAILY POST gathered that Late Onyekwere until his death was a staff of a sub-contracting firm with SPDC located at Rumuobiakani and was murdered on the 13th of April this year at his residents within the Industrial Area of the SPDC.
Parading the suspected killers of Onyenkwere who are identified as Kingsley Nwankor and Joseph Francis, DCP Ahmed said the effort of the forensic tools paid handsomely three months after submitting the forensic exhibits which proved a match that was found belonging to the suspects.
“The ground breaking achievement recorded by the Command on the arrests of the killers of Late Cletus Onyekwele ‘m’ who was murdered in cold blood in his office.
“It could be recalled that on the 13th day of April 2017 at about 2345hrs, the Elekahia Police Station reported a case of murder of Cletus Onyekwele ‘m’ who was found dead in the pool of his own blood at the Industrial Area of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Rumuobiakani, Port Harcourt. The deceased until his death was a staff of Alfamead Nigeria Ltd (A Sub- contracting firm with SPDC).
“As soon as the case was reported, the Divisional Police Officer Elekahia Division led a Police Team to the Scene, where they condoned and preserved the scene of crime, evacuated the deceased and deposited him in the mortuary.
“Subsequently, the case was transferred to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department SCIID in the wee hours of 14th April 2017 for further Investigation.
“Investigation into the case commenced in earnest with the main focus on the use of Forensic Science. Consequently, DNA samples, pieces of physical evidence and eye witnesses’ accounts were deployed in tackling this case.
“In the course of our Investigation, we invited a total of fifty (50) suspects made up of contract and Security Staff of SPDC for questioning.
“They were unconditionally released on Bail after recording their statements and obtaining relevant Forensic Exhibits which were later processed and forwarded to the appropriate laboratories for analysis and report.
“This effort paid off handsomely when after three Months of submitting the Forensic Exhibits, a match was found belonging to one of the profiles earlier sent, identified as that of Kingsley Nwankor 40yrs, a staff of MB $ C Investment Ltd, a sub-contracting firm with SPDC who will be paraded today.
“His confession led to the arrest of the second suspect, Joseph Francis 37yrs also a staff of MB $ C Investment who is currently helping us in our Investigation.
“We are proud to inform you that the Command has not only made a ground breaking achievement through the use of sophisticated Forensic technology but has secured justice for the family of the deceased and equally guaranteed a safer environment for all workers and visitors within the SPDC Industrial Area and members of the public at large.”