The River state police command on Thursday said it has arrested a suspected serial killer, Gracious David West, in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers state.
West who usually strangled his victims, with a white piece of cloth tied around their necks, is believed to have killed eight young women in different hotels in Port Harcourt in the past two months.
The command announced the arrest of the suspect via its official twitter handle, @policeNG in Rivers.”
According to the command, the suspect was arrested while travelling to Uyo from Port Harcourt.
The Tweet read, “The notorious serial killer, Gracious David West was today September 19, 2019, arrested by the police”
“The 26-year old killer from Buguma LGA of Rivers State, who is also a member of the Degbam cult group was arrested along East-West Road en route to Uyo from Port Harcourt. He has since made useful statements to the Police.
“Investigation is on with a view to ascertaining his motives and possible accomplices. The Commissioner of Police Rivers State, CP Mustapha Dandaura will be briefing the media on this significant Police breakthrough tomorrow, September 20, 2019.”