From Paul Osuyi, Asaba
An indigene of Udu in Delta State, Mr Solomon Odjivwuderhie, allegedly arranged the disappearance of his daughter, Stephanie, in a ploy to pay off a huge debt by his wife.
Delta Commissioner of Police Ari Muhammed Ali made the disclosure in Asaba on Wednesday while parading suspects arrested for various crimes by the Police Command.
Ali said the suspect confessed to masterminding the disappearance of his daughter upon interrogation after his arrest.
He said that on July 20, a case of the missing 21-year old Stephanie was reported at ‘B’ Division, Warri, prompting the Command to issue a press statement to the effect.
‘Members of the public who saw the publication on various online media and newspapers informed the police that she was seen around Okpaka in Udu.
‘The police moved to the area and arrested a friend of the girl. The suspect confessed that the father of the girl, Mr Solomon Odjivwuderhie asked to please allow the girl to stay with them for some time.
‘The girl’s father was immediately arrested, and he confessed that he masterminded the girl’s disappearance because the mother of the girl is owing to the girl’s boss a huge amount of money close to N50 million.
‘They believe that with the disappearance of the girl, her boss won’t have the guts to demand his money,’ Ali said.
Although Odjivwuderhie was not paraded, Mr Ali, while parading other suspects arrested for various offences, restated the resolve of the Command to rid the state of crime, warning those with criminal minds to steer clear.