The Rivers state police has arrested another suspect in connection with the recent serial killings of women in Port Harcourt while he was attempting to strangle another woman.
According to the Rivers state Police spokesperson, Mr Nnamdi Omoni said the arrested suspect has been moved to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department as preliminary investigation revealed he is an indigene of Akwa Ibom state. The incident occurred at a hotel in the city in Mile 4 area.
The suspect had attempted to stealthily strangle the lady while she was asleep around 2am but she managed to scream for help which prompted the hotel to call the DPO.
The police reacted swiftly and had to kick down fine door to arrest the suspect and rescue the lady.
“The woman went into the hotel on the man’s invitation and when she slept off, the man tried to killed her with a pillow. She was lucky to have woken up as the man tried to pin her down.
“The woman immediately shouted for help and the people in the hotel called the police, who raced to the scene and forced the door open. The police eventually rescued the woman and arrested the man” a source told Punch.
Mr. Omoni said,
“The young woman escaped, because she was able to raise the alarm around 2am. She was sleeping and suddenly woke up to see the man, who brought her to the hotel, charging at her.
“The man tried to strangle her and he was arrested by our men. He is from Akwa Ibom and is a builder. He told us that he was a school dropout. The people in the hotel called the police, who rushed to the place, rescued the young woman and arrested the man.”
This is coming after the police arrested two suspects the day before.
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