The family of the deceased University of Port Harcourt student, UNIPORT, Justina Otuene, is demanding justice following her alleged killing by her boyfriend at his residence in Ozuoba.
The University management has also emphasized the need for justice to prevail.
The police on Thursday, 26th October 2023, paraded one Damian Chinemere, a 400-level student of Petrochemical Engineering of the same university in connection with the heinous crime.
Justina’s elder brother, Osas Otuene who is also a 500-level undergraduate of Chemical Engineering at the UNIPORT said his late sister recently turned 21.
While fielding questions from journalists in Port Harcourt, expressed the family’s distress, emphasizing the need for the law to take its course.
He stated, “On Wednesday we got a call from someone that a dead body was reported at the Ozuoba Police Station that we should go there. So I reported to the Investigating Police Officer at Mini-okoro Police Station and together with some of my relatives we went with the Ozuoba Police Station and met the police officer there who confirmed the corpse.Osas Otuene – Justina’s elder brother
All we need is justice. Let the law take its course on the guy who did this to my sister and everyone else who is involved in this heinous crime because he was not working alone.
She was the only daughter of the family, my dad is late. My mum is alive but she is distraught right now. So it is a hard one on us.”
The Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Port Harcourt, Chima Wokocha said the Vice Chancellor, Prof Georgewill Owunari, also stressed the institution’s desire for a thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident.
Story: Christy Dung