Since July 2019, a serial killer has been luring women to nondescript hotels in Port Harcourt (and maybe in Owerri, the Imo State capital), probably having sex with them, drugging them and then proceeding to strangle them with white cloths. As at today, nine cases of similar pattern of killing has been established, with just one in Owerri, Imo-State. Although it has not been confirmed whether the killings is an act by just a single person identified as David West or a gang of serial killers, unleashing these terrors in the same style.
What has been established so far is that, the serial killer or killers as the case maybe, lures unsuspected victims to a motel, drug them, tie their legs and hands, infuse tissue papers in the mouth of the victims and strangle them with white handkerchief
Yesterday evening, a picture surface on internet, the brainchild behind the unsettling recent serial killings in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State, has been unmasked.
Among those who shared the photo was Ibim Semenitari, a seasoned journalist who was at various times Commissioner of Information in Rivers State and Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Mrs. Semenitari posted on her Facebook wall: “This is the face of the alleged serial killer in Port Harcourt, Rivers state from the CCTV video. Facebook name: Gracious David West”.
Another post (not by Mrs. Semenitari) threw more light on the alleged serial killer. It said: “This same Gracious David West was an ex militant and a renowned armed robber that was rehabilitated by Opm church. The church even helped him to secure a job in Federal university of Technology, Owerri.
He continued in perpetrating crime and he was subsequently declared wanted by the police in June 2018.
He is now part of the serial killer syndicate responsible for the death of over 13 young females in PortHarcourt.