The Police Command in Delta State has denied media reports that it has released one Louis Okandeji who reportedly defiled a four years old girl in Ogunu, near Warri, Delta State.
The denial followed media reports (not from our Correspondent) credited to one Joe Israel in various social media platforms alleging that the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri released one Louis Okandeji who was arrested for allegedly defiling a three year old girl (name withheld) in Ogunu community, Warri, Delta state.
State Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Edafe Bright who refuted the allegations, equally stated that the said victim is four years old and not three years as alleged in the publication.
“The said Suspect Louis Okandeji ‘m’ 34yrs was arrested for the offence of defilement on 1st June 2021, after the mother of the victim reported at ‘A’ Division Warri that her Daughter who is 4yrs old was allegedly defiled on the 1st of may 2021 by the said suspect.
“At no time did the Police release the alleged suspect as he is still in custody.
“Case is currently under investigation.
“Members of the public are urged to ignore any report contrary to the fact stated above, as such post is only aimed at discrediting the image of the Command by some disgruntled elements who are only bent on sabotaging the effort of the Delta State Police Command and also put the image of the Police in a bad light”.