The suspected murderer of Justina Otuene, a 20-year-old Biochemistry student of the University of Port Harcourt, Damian Okoligwe has explained why he allegedly dismembered his late girlfriend’s body after killing her. Okoligwe, made the confession while he was being paraded along other suspects before journalists during a media briefing at the Police Command headquarters, Moscow road, Port Harcourt on Thursday.....CONTINUE READING
The suspect, who reportedly invited his girlfriend to his house where he killed her, removed some parts and attempted to dispose of the body before he was arrested by the Police, admitted to have dismembered the body, but denied having anything to do with her death.
He said, he only found out about his girlfriend’s death the following morning after she slept over in his house, adding that he decided to dispose the lifeless body therefore to avoid receiving the blame.
He said, “I put her into a Ghana must go bag when I was trying to get rid of her body, because I was thinking in my head that if I report this thing I would surely be blamed for everything that is going on.
“So I was trying to wrap and get rid of the body which was very wrong of me to do.”
He admitted that the victim was his girlfriend,but denied inviting her over to his house, explaining that the victim slept over in his house in error because he slept off and forgot to discharge her to go home.
He narrated, “We used to date for a while, we kept on going back and forth. She entered bolt and came to my house. We planned that we were going to see each other on the day she came.
“She came to the house on her own around 4 o’clock and she was supposed to leave that night but I slept off because I was already sick and when I woke up, she was already lying down on the bed in the room while I slept in the parlour.
“I don’t know how she died, I didn’t cut her into pieces, I only borrowed a wheelbarrow from a security guard to dispose the body
“She visited me in my house and slept over and in the morning, I became very sick. I went to check on her but she was not moving at all, she was stiff and strong.
“I did not know what to do, I had to carry her body into another room and I called my brother to come to the place, he came and took me out of the place, without knowing that there was a dead body there.
“He (my brother) took me to his place where I received my treatment because I was very sick like I said. So as I came back to the house that Wednesday to wrap her body, that was when the Police issue came about.”