State Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Zaki while redeeming the one million naira pledge said the beneficiary put his life on the line when he raised the alarm about the wanted suspected killer.
CP Zaki thanked all Nigerians for standing by the Police during the search for Ifeanyi Dike.
CP Zaki said, “Behind the re-arrest of Ifeanyi Dike is Thomas Gwom was attacked and almost murdered by the escaped suspected riualist, safe for God’s intervention.
The beneficiary, Thomas Gwom who hails from Barikin Ladi Local government area of Plateau state said Ifeanyi Dike would have been lynched to death but for the prompt intervention of the Police.
“I noticed a strange smell in my window so I decided to check what it was. Then I saw Ifeanyi Dike loitering around my kitchen. I confronted him to know who he is and what he was doing in my house before I knew it he brought out a small knife and attacked me.
“While that was on something struck me that this guy is a wanted man. We fought and he stabbed me beside my head so I immediately raised an alarm.
“As my neighbors came to my rescue I dashed to the Police station. Before I returned with the Police my neighbors were almost lynching him.
“That was when they took him away to acertain who he really is.
“Sincerely, I did not know that there was a bounty on him until after I was informed by someone,” he said.
Twenty-three year old Ifeanyi Dike is facing charges in the High Court over the the alleged murder of eight year old Chikamso Mezuoba in Port Harcourt.