The suspect paraded by police in Rivers state on Thursday 7th May, 2020.

Uchendu Mark – Port Harcourt

Five suspects linked to the killing of three undergraduates in Rivers state, paraded on Thursday by the Rivers state police command have confessed why they killed the victims.

The commissioner of Police Rivers state, Joseph Gobum-Mukan paraded the five-man gang at the command headquarters in Moscow road.

The suspects said they abducted and killed the three victims after a foreign exchange deal with one of the victims went wrong.

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The prime suspect, one Bright, said one of the victims withheld his money paid into the deceased account.

“I did a money business with with of them, so they paid in the money into his account and he instead of paying me, started playing games with me instead of bringing the money out.”

“When I call him, he will say ‘I travelled’, or ‘I’m not around’. I notice he was playing games so I told my friends, so when he was coming, he came with his own friends to where I ask him to come.”

The second suspect added, “when they arrive, Bright told us that if we don’t kill them and kill only the main boy, it will be exposed, so Bright now brought the gun and we took them to the bush in Eleme where we killed them and buried them in a shallow grave”.

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The commissioner of Police, Joseph Gobum-Mukan while parading the suspects at the police headquarters said four of the suspects were arrested in Rivers state while the fifth was tracked down to Imo state by men of the Anti-Kidnapping unit of the command.

CP Gobum-Mukan reiterate the commitment of the command to serve the people of the state, pledging to tackle all manner of criminality in the state.

Correspondent reports that the parent and relatives of the deceased were at the headquarters while commending the police for their job well-done in also called for justice in the matter.

Items recovered from the suspects includes AK47 rifle, three magazines and 72 rounds of ammunitions .