The rivers state police command has paraded the prime suspect killing women in hotels in Rivers state.
The commissioner of Police in Rivers state Mustapha Dandaura while parading the 39 years’ suspect named Gracious David-West at the command headquarters said the suspect willingly confessed to killing 7 women one in Lagos, Owerri and 5 in port Harcourt.
The commissioner of police Mustapha Dandaura said the command was able to arrest the suspect due to the command insistence on compulsory CCTV in all hotels entrance, reception and hallway to hotel rooms
Rivers Commissioner of Police. Mustapha Dandaura, said David-West was arrested by policemen on routine stop-and-search duty along the Ogoni stretch of the East-West Road.
According to him, the suspect was arrested inside a commercial bus that was travelling to Uyo from Port Harcourt.
“The suspect is definitely not alone in these killings. So far, three suspects are in our custody and are being investigated in connection with these killings,” the Police chief said.
Recall that Our correspondent had earlier reported the serial killing attracted series of condemnation, with protests erupting across the city by women activists fearing a rise in killings targeting suspected sex workers the police swung into action and two days after the protest a viral video of the suspect surfaced on social media.
Police investigating the murders immediately launched a manhunt for the suspect and later arrested him while he attempted to flee Port Harcourt to neighboring Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State.