Delta State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old man, Kome Ogaga, who shot and killed an 11-year-old boy, Hossanna Merritt, while testing a locally made handgun in Ozoro, Delta.
It is recalled that the Nigerian Tribune had previously reported that the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, on behalf of the force, on Thursday, August 25, declared the man wanted for the gruesome murder of the boy.
However, while taking to his Twitter account to share the latest update on the story, DSP Edafe said the suspect has finally been arrested.
According to him, the suspect was arrested with the help of one of his relatives who took him to the station after coming across the police’s viral tweet on social media.
He assured that the young deceased will receive justice as the accused will not escape the wrath of the law for gruesomely murdering the boy while testing his locally made gun.
DSP Edafe equally appreciates the members of the public who contributed their quota to the arrest of the suspect by retweeting the post where he was wanted.
“The commando has arrested the suspect, Kome Ogaga, who shot and killed 11-year-old Hosanna in Ozoro on 22/8/2022. He was brought to the station by a family member today after seeing our tweet that went viral. Thanks to everyone who retweets. The little boy will surely get justice now,” he wrote.