In a shocking and gruesome incident that has sent shockwaves through the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) community, a final-year student identified as Collins has been apprehended for the alleged ritual murder of his lover, Justina Tiffany Otuene.
Justina Otuene Nkang, a promising student majoring in Biological Chemistry at UNIPORT, had been reported missing for four days, sparking a frantic search by her friends and family.
The 22-year-old victim was undergoing her Industrial Training attachment at a prominent private hospital situated in the D/Line district of Port Harcourt, where she was last seen.
Sources close to the investigation have disclosed that the harrowing circumstances surrounding Justina’s demise point to a ritualistic motive. Shockingly, her body bore mutilation, with her breasts, eyes, and other sensitive parts grievously tampered with.
Authorities have yet to release comprehensive details regarding the incident, but early reports indicate that Collins was taken into custody by security operatives following the alert raised by vigilant residents.
This shocking incident is part of a disturbing trend that has increasingly plagued Nigeria in recent times, as the country grapples with the activities of internet fraudsters, commonly known as “Yahoo boys.” Their insatiable quest for quick riches through diabolical means has been the root cause of several similar cases of ritualistic killings across the nation, leaving communities in despair and demanding swift justice.
The UNIPORT community and the broader Port Harcourt society are reeling from this horrific tragedy. Grief and outrage have swept through the student body, and calls for stringent measures to curb such heinous acts are mounting.
As the investigation into this heart-wrenching incident unfolds, the nation watches with bated breath, hopeful that justice will be served, and that stringent measures will be enacted to combat the scourge of ritualistic killings and internet fraud.