Alhaji Usman Adamu Suspect In The Death OF 200 Level Cross River State University Female Student Surfaces
The prime suspect in the case of the death of Joy Odama the 200-level student of Cross River State University surfaced suddenly in the meeting between the Inspector General of Police and the members of the deceased family. Alhaji Usman Adamu Suspect In The Death OF 200 Level Cross River State University Female Student Surfaces
The sudden appearance of the Prime suspect who claimed he had not been on the run made the case take a new turn as the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris ordered a new autopsy to be done to confirm the cause of the girl’s death. The IGP gave this order through his monitoring Unit. Alhaji Usman Adamu Suspect In The Death OF 200 Level Cross River State University Female Student Surfaces
The initial autopsy report released by the National Hospital, Abuja states that the death of Joy Odama was caused by cardiogenic myocardial infection secondary to possible acute cocaine poison.
Rose Mbata, the lawyer to the family of the deceased and representatives of Yala community in Abuja, disclosed this at a meeting held at the Force headquarters yesterday by the Inspector General of Police represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police with family members of late Joy Odama.
Those present at the meeting are the deceased’s mother, Mrs. Philomena Odama; Lead Counsel, Lady Rose Mbata & Co; Yala Community, Abuja, represented by Godwin Offiono (Esq.); the family, represented by Godwin Okuja (Esq.); Augustine Okechukwu of Basic Rights Enlightenment Foundation; other witnesses, including the cook, Ms Victoria, and Elizabeth, who took the late Joy Odama to Alhaji Usman Adamu.
Mbata said: “On arrival at Force headquarters, the Inspector General instructed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the IGP Monitoring to conduct a preliminary hearing on the matter and revert to him.
“In the cause of the preliminary hearing, surprisingly the prime suspect in the case, Alhaji Usman Adamu, who the police had said was at large, suddenly appeared at the meeting room in the company of some policemen. “With a stern and fiery look on his face, he exchanged pleasantries with the police and took his seat. At the end of the hearing, all parties were now taken to see the IGP, who was not on the seat.”
She also mentioned that the Deputy Commissioner of Police told the parties that on the instructions of the IGP, a fresh autopsy shall be conducted.
Mbata continued, she said “Parties were requested to report tomorrow (today) by 7 a.m. at the National Hospital, Abuja, for a fresh autopsy to be conducted where other consultant pathologists shall participate in the exercise.
“The DCP Monitoring later informed us that the Nigeria Police shall bear the cost of the fresh autopsy contrary to the Police earlier refusal to foot the bill.”
It surprised the family of the deceased that the senior officers involved in the saga including the then DPO, Karmo Police Division, were not present at the meeting.
However, it has not been revealed why a new autopsy is required instead of the former report.