The Nigerian police are said to be quizzing one suspect in relation to the murders of at least eight young women killed at various hotels in the southern city of Port Harcourt.
The killings of about five ladies in what appears as a ritual practice in the last month, raised serious concern, sparking fears on social medial, followed by a wave of protests women activists in River State.
The recent killing was that of a lady murdered in a hotel on Monday night in Port Harcourt, where CCTV captured the suspected killer. This was barely three days after a girl was also strangled to death inside a hotel room in Rivers State.
After the killings, a white cloth material is rolled on the victims’ necks or waists. So, there is an element of cultism in all the killings in the hotels that have taken place.
The serial killer normally drugs his victims and thereafter, he strangles them.
The man suspected to be the killer of the latest victim was captured by the hotel’s CCTV. According to the video, currently being analyzed by the police, the guy checked-in around 11:30 pm.
According to the Rivers State police commissioner Mustapha Dandaura, security operatives have arrested a suspect who had made “useful confessions” and they were pursuing other accomplices.
Although local reports suggested more than 10 women had been killed, Dandaura said they had only eight verifiable cases, with the first of the victims murdered in July.
The latest incident happened on Monday night and the body of the victim was discovered on Tuesday morning, inside the room of the hotel located along Stadium Rd, Rumuomasi, Port Harcourt.