Serial killing in Rivers: Police rescue woman in hotel, arrest attacker

Serial killing in Rivers: Police rescue woman in hotel, arrest attacker

- A suspected killer has been arrested in Rivers state

- The suspect was about to kill the victim with a pillow when the latter struggled and raised alarm

- At least eight women have been murdered in different hotels in the state in the last two months

As Rivers state continues to live in fear over activities of a serial killer or syndicate, the police claim a suspect who was “about strangling” a woman at a hotel in the Mile 4 axis of the state has been arrested.

According to Mustapha Dandaura, the state commissioner of police, the victim woke up around 2am and noticed that the suspect was about using a pillow to choke her, The Cable reports.

The commissioner had also said the force arrested two suspects in connection with the killings.

Going further, he said one of the suspects was trailed to Kaduna state while the other was arrested after he was reported by a young woman who alleged that the suspect was trying to lure her into a hotel with a promise of N30,000.

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“So far, we have made substantial progress in the investigation of these killings. In one of the cases, the actual murder suspect has been arrested and he is making useful confessions. He would have been paraded today but we are still working on some clues given by him that may aid our investigation.

“Regrettably, it has come to my notice that some hotels have yet to comply with my directive on CCTV camera, hence my order to arrest the managers, receptionists and desk officers in two hotels, where two separate murders were recorded," the commissioner added.

According to the police commissioner, they will be investigated and if found guilty will be charged with culpable homicide.

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"Today, I want to reinforce our commitment to tackling the menace and assure you that we have come to the end of this monstrous act by desperate cultists and ritualists,” he added.

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