by Our Correspondent
The Anti-kidnapping unit of the Rivers State Police Command has arrested a bolt driver over the disappearance of a girl he gave his service.
It was reported that the bolt driver, Mr Kelechi Uzor, drove Elizabeth Edoukumor , the now missing girl to Harmony Estate at Eliozu, Port Harcourt on October 9th,October,2023 where she was last seen.
According to sources, the bolt driver was arrested on Friday night, October, 27 2023 by the antikidnapping unit at Miniokoro, Port Harcourt, when Mr Uzor voluntarily reported himself to the Police Station.
The arrest of the bolt driver, Mr Uzor by Anti-kidnapping comes barely forty-eight hours after he voluntarily reported himself to the Police station.
A Human Rights Activist, Prince Wiro who is also the National Coordinator of Centre for Basic Rights Protection And Accountability Campaign who led Mr Uzor to voluntarily submit himself to Okporo Police Division to aid Police investigation after he (bolt driver) has repeatedly rejected the missing girl’s family to meet them privately,confirmed to our reporter that Mr Uzor was arrested by the Anti-kidnapping unit on Friday night at the Okporo Police Division.
Mr Wiro said personnel of the Anti-kidnapping unit after a brief talk with the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Okporo Police station, handcuffed Mr Uzor and whisked him to the Anti-kidnapping unit .
Recall that Mr Uzor had in an earlier interview with journalists stated that he only took the missing girl,Elizabeth from Eastern by-pass to Harmony estate dropped her and left, after the girl’s sister booked him on that fateful day.Mr Uzor had also denied culpability in the disappearance of the girl.
In the meantime the Centre for Basic Rights Protection And Accountability Campaign has called for an encompassing investigation which should include the bolt driver,the relative where the bolt driver took the missing girl to and the Harmony estate.
The National Coordinator of Centre for Basic Rights Protection And Accountability Campaign,Prince Wiro in a statement on Saturday October 27,2023, said the Harmony estate should make available the CCTV footage and the access register containing log in and log out of visitors to the Police on that fateful day to ascertain if the bolt driver and the missing girl, Elizabeth left the estate together or differently.
The rights group stated that it will monitor the development in the case while adding that any one found culpable in the course of investigation should be dealt with in accordance with the law.