A 400-level student in the Department of Petrochemical Engineering of the University of Port Harcourt, Demian Okoligwe, has been paraded by the Rivers State Police command for allegedly killing and di§m£mbering the body of his girlfriend, Justina Otuene.
The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Nwonyi Emeka, who paraded the suspect, said Okoligwe, had invited his lover, Otuene, a 300-level student of the same university, to his house, where he killed her and harvested her organs.
Narrating how the arrest unfolded, he said: “On Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at about 3:30 pm, operatives of Ozuoba Division received a complaint from a Good Samaritan and neighbour (name withheld) of Road 20 at the back of NTA Ozuoba. He reported that he went to his house and perceived a very bad odour from the direction of the room where one Damian Okoligwe, a fellow tenant, lives.”
The DPO of the station led detectives to the scene and, on arrival, forced the door open to discover a ghana-must-go bag containing a lifel£ss body. The fleeing suspect was subsequently traced and arrested for an inquiry. The lifel£ss body of Justina Otuene, a 20-year-old Biochemistry 300-level UNIPORT student, was recovered and deposited at the mortuary. A preliminary investigation is in progress. The case has been transferred to the state CID for discreet investigation,” he said.
However, Damian during interrogation, denied killing his girlfriend claiming he came home to her di§membered body. Upon questioning by the Police on why he didn’t report the murder, he claimed he was sick and had gone to a pharmacy to receive treatment. Even though Damian stays alone, he insists he didn’t have a hand in her d£ath.
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