Police confirms murder of 300 level UNIPORT student for money rituals


The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 400-level student of Petrochemical Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt, UNIPORT, Demian Okoligwe, for allegedly killing his girlfriend and harvesting her organs.

According to reports, Damian had invited his late girlfriend, Justina Otuene, who is a 300-level undergraduate student studying Biochemistry also in UNIPORT, to his residence along NTA Road, Ozuoba, near Port Harcourt, when the incident occurred.

Parading the suspect before newsmen in Port Harcourt on Thursday, the state Commissioner of Police, Emeka Nwonyi, said the suspect after butchering his female lover, harvested some parts of her body allegedly for ritual purposes, concealed her decomposing corpse in his apartment for days until one of the suspect’s neighbours who became suspicious after perceiving a strong smell oozing from his apartment reported to the police.

The Police commissioner said, “On Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at about 1530hrs, operatives of Ozuoba Division received a complaint from a Good Samaritan and neighbour of Road 20, back of NTA Ozuoba, that he went to his house where one Demain Okoligwe, a fellow tenant and perceived a very bad odour and immediately rushed to the police station, where the DPO led detectives to the scene.

“On arrival, the door was forcefully opened, and a Ghana must-go bag containing a lifeless body was recovered.

“Back to the station and in a search of the fleeing suspect and boyfriend of the deceased, one Demain Okoligwe, ‘m’ 24, a petrochemical engineering 400 level student of UNIPORT boyfriend of the victim, occupant of the house, now the prime suspect who was traced last with the deceased was arrested for an inquiry.

“The lifeless body and butchered body of Justina Otuene, ‘f’, 20, a biochemistry 300-level student at UNIPORT, was recovered and deposited at the mortuary.

“Preliminary investigation is in progress, but the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department for discreet investigation.

“Meanwhile, the command has condoled with the family of the deceased victim while urging young ladies to be cautious and careful about the person they involve with in any form of relationship.”

The CP also called on parents to talk to their children to carefully choose their friends in order not to fall into the hands of such wicked and dangerous characters.

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