A 24-year-old student at the University of Port Harcourt, Damian Okoligwe, has denied any involvement in the death of his 20-year-old girlfriend, Justina Otuene, during an interview with journalists at the Rivers State Police Command headquarters in Port Harcourt.
Okoligwe claimed he was unwell when Justina visited his home and that he discovered her lifeless when he woke up. He asserted that he did not harvest any organs from her body and that her remains were still intact.
According to Okoligwe, he sought medical treatment at his brother’s house and returned three days later to dispose of the body. He mentioned that their relationship was unstable and said that Justina had taken a Bolt ride to his house but was supposed to leave the same night.
However, he fell asleep, and upon waking, he discovered her lifeless.
He said: “On Wednesday, we got a call that a case of a dead person had been reported to the Ozuoba Police Station and that we should go to the Police Station.
“So, I reported to the IPO at Mini-Okoro Police station. We reported to the commander. The commander gave the IPO a go-ahead.
“All of us went to the Ozuoba Police Station and they met the officer there who confirmed that the missing person in the picture is the person that was killed.
“I need justice. The guy that did it should pay for it, and everybody that was involved, because definitely, he was not the only one that was involved. Justice is what we need,”
Justina’s elder brother, John Otuene, expressed the family’s desire for justice to prevail in the matter. He reported that they had been informed of a case involving a deceased person at the Ozuoba Police Station and that they wanted the individuals responsible for his sister’s death to face justice.
The investigation into this case is ongoing, and authorities will seek to determine the facts and the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident.