Alleged Port Harcourt serial killer confesses gory episode

By AdvocateNews on 20/09/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 684

Suspect Gracious David West
Suspect Gracious David West

Suspected Port Harcourt serial killer Gracious David West has told the Nigerian police that he used pillowcases to tie a victim before killing her in a hotel room in Rukpokwu, about 18 kilometres from Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital city.

26-year-old West, whom the police said is a cultist, was arrested on Wednesday on East-West Road en route to Uyo from Port Harcourt.

West said in a video the Nigerian police posted to its official Twitter handle he had transactional sex with a nameless victim. Hours later, the victim was killed.

“We went to the hotel,” West said in the confessional video. “I paid for the place. So they took her up [to the room].”

He said he ordered for food to be prepared for him and the victim after which they “slept,”, which seemed to be a euphemism for having sex.

The crime, he told the police, was committed in the early hours of the following morning.

“Around that 5:30 am – let’s say 4 or 5:30 – I brought out a knife and now threatened her.

“With that fear, she couldn’t shout. By then, the television…the volume was loud. So she kept quiet. After that, I used the wrapper to tie her hands at the back and then tie her legs.”

When asked by his interrogator, who was off the camera what sort wrapper he used, West said he did not use a wrapper but pillowcases.

“Investigation is on with a view to ascertaining his motives and possible accomplices,” police said on Thursday evening.

Before the Wednesday breakthrough, the police was criticised for its initial tepid handling of the series of identical killings in the state.

Women dressed black marched on the streets of Port Harcourt on Wednesday, asking the Rivers Government and security agencies to end the killings.

“We are here to make a demand because our sisters are being killed,” said Ibim Semenitari, a former commissioner in the state, who took part in the protest.

Photos shared on social media showed corpses of young women with pieces of clothes tied around their necks and legs. This, the police said, is an indication that killings may have been done for ritual purposes.

“There is an element of cultism in all the killings in the hotels that have taken place,” Rivers Police Commissioner, Mustapha Dandaura said.

“The serial killer normally drugs his victims and thereafter, he strangles them,” he added.

The police said eight persons have been killed in such a manner.

Posted 20/09/2019 07:03:47 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
INEC confirms Tambuwal as Sokoto PDP guber candidate...

ICC summoned Buhari because of killings in Nigeria...

Police dismiss killer-cop over murder of Kolade Johnson...

Trump to detain migrants for long, mulls ending...

Ogun community pupils, teachers desert schools over herdsmen...

Election: Man shot dead in Ayogu Eze’s compound...

NBC shuts down AIT, Raypower FM

Gunmen invade Abuja, kill seven police officers on...

Ekiti guber: Fayemi has hired INEC officials to...

Court strikes out Melaye’s assassination attempt case

Keyamo: Finally, Presidency admits Buhari has no WAEC...

Again, Atiku questions Buhari’s integrity

 

Latest News EFCC recovers N20m wristwatches from Mompha, to file charges Enugu Airport to be ready by April 2020 – Hadi Sirika How ethnicity will destroy Nigeria Police kill, dump Enugu apprentice mechanic in stream Battle rages over Magu’s fate as EFCC chairman Kogi CJ swears in Onoja as Deputy Governor One killed, two injured as thugs ambush Kogi PDP guber candidate’s convoy Naira Marley''s trial stalled Customs burst rice re-bagging syndicate, arrest 15 We didn’t indict Kogi Dep Gov, investigative panel insists Sexual assault: Nigerian Pastor Omotoso faces retrial in South Africa Terrorists smuggling fish into Nigeria, says Army

 

Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (14,939 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (14,714 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (13,921 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (12,886 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (12,114 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (11,949 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (11,710 views) Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants (10,782 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (10,754 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (10,410 views) England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final (10,276 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (10,264 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (1,793) EDITORIAL (8) POLITICS (432) SOCIETY (113) SPORTS (22) BUSINESS (280) HEALTH (17) EDUCATION (25) INTERNATIONAL (37) ENTERTAINMENT (14) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (15)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands