Suspected PH Serial Killer Claims Another Victim as Police Blames Killings on Prostitution

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SWITZERLAND, SEPTEMBER 16 – For the umpteenth time, another lady has been murdered in a hotel in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The Unclad lifeless body of the yet to be identified lady was discovered, today, inside one of the rooms of the hotel located at Rumuola.

The circumstances surrounding her death is still unknown, but police officers are current at the hotel. This is coming few days after another lady was found strangled to death at another hotel in the State. .

This year alone, more than 10 ladies have been murdered in similar manner in the State, prompting people to believe a serial killer is on the prowl in Port Harcourt.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian police has blamed the killings on prostitution

Deputy Commissioner of Police Administration for Rivers state Chuks Enwonwu whille addressing protesting women in Port Harcourt, advised women against prostitution, saying they are usually the victims of such crime.

Police operatives in Rivers State have advised women not to go into prostitution to avoid being victims of killings in the state.

In August, police confirmed the killing of three women in three different hotels in the state, adding that two of them died by strangulation with a white piece of cloth hanging round their necks.

Various reports suggest that a serial killer who drugs and kills ladies in hotel rooms, while deploying the same technique, has been on the prowl in Port Harcourt.

Addressing a group of protesting women at the police headquarters in Port Harcourt, Deputy Commissioner of Police in the state, Chucks Enwonwu said the police have received several complaints about the serial killing of women in the state.

“In as much as societal values degenerate, you need to go back to educate your fellow women and advise them against prostitution because they are the targets and victims of such crimes,” BBC Pidgin quoted Enwonmu to have said.

However, Soibi Ibibo Jack, who organised the protest said the women are worried that police described all the victims who died in the hotels as prostitutes. She said that was not true, adding that ‘even if they were sex workers, their lives matter because they were human beings too.’

Women protested at Police headquarters in Port Harcourt over serial killings of women in hotels in the state.
Women protested at Police headquarters in Port Harcourt over serial killings of women in hotels in the state.
One of the protesters, Ruby Yobana said she is a makeup artiste and she goes to wherever her business takes her; including hotels.

She said “So, if I go to do my legitimate job as a makeup artiste and something like this happens, would they say I am a prostitute? That’s not good. The police should arrest this person. We want to be safe in Port Harcourt day and night.”

The Police boss also told the protesting women that they have made some arrests concerning the issue, adding that investigation is still ongoing.

He added that the police and management of hotels in the state are meeting to plan how to properly go about documentation of evil people who use their hotels to perpetrate crimes as well as installation of surveillance cameras at the hotels

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