In a shocking turn of events, Damian Okoligwe, a 400-level Petroleum Engineering student at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), has been apprehended on charges of brutally ending the life of his 20-year-old girlfriend, Justina Otuene, a 300-level student majoring in Bio-Chemistry at the same institution. The gruesome act is suspected to be connected to sinister money rituals.
The horrifying incident came to light when a concerned neighbor living in Mgbu Oba Town, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state, alerted the authorities. This alert prompted the swift response of the Ozuoba Police Station, where the case was reported.
According to Commissioner of Police Nwonyi Emeka, speaking at a press conference in Port Harcourt on Thursday, the neighbor became alarmed when they detected a foul and disturbing odor emanating from Damian Okoligwe’s residence. The neighbor promptly reported this unusual occurrence to the police.
Emeka stated, “On Wednesday, at about 2 pm, the neighbor went to his house where one Damian Okoligwe, a fellow tenant lives and had perceived a very offensive odor. He immediately reported the issue at the police station, where the DPO led detectives to the scene.”
Upon arrival at the scene, the police forcefully entered Damian’s residence and discovered a gruesome scene – a dismembered lifeless body wrapped in a ‘Ghana must-go’ bag. The victim, identified as Justina Otuene, had been mercilessly butchered. Her remains were taken to the mortuary for further examination.
Damian Okoligwe, a 24-year-old petrochemical engineering student and the boyfriend of the deceased, was subsequently identified as the prime suspect. He had been the last person seen with Justina before her tragic demise and had gone into hiding.
After an intensive search, Damian Okoligwe was located and taken into custody for questioning. The investigation is currently underway, and the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for a thorough and discreet inquiry.