Rivers State Police have arrested Gracious David West, an alleged notorious serial killer.
According to the Nigeria Police Force, the 26-year old killer from Buguma LGA of Rivers State, who is said to be a member of the Degbam cult group was arrested along East-West Road enroute Uyo from Port Harcourt. He has since made useful statements to the Police.
Speaking on the development, CP Mustapha Dandaura, the Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, said the murders were being perpetrated by a serial killer.
Dandaura told BBC News that one of the suspects was arrested after a tip-off that he had offered around $80 (£70) to spend the night with a woman, revealing that other suspects had been arrested in Kaduna in central Nigeria.
The Police chief further said a special task force including the region’s police, hotel associations and tourism board had been set up to improve security at hotels.
Several women have been reported dead in similar style since July 2019. On Wednesday, residents had a walk in protest of the killings.
The police has also shared a video of the suspect confessing to the crime.
Confession of a serial killer pic.twitter.com/aatiOdj969— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) September 19, 2019