by Isi Esene
There are reports that twelve people have been arrested in the Aluu Community where four students of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) were on Friday killed. The students names were given as Ugonna, Ilyod, Tekana and Chidiaka.
The police had earlier promised to arrest the perpetrators of the crime urging the youth of the university community not to take laws into their hands.
The Rivers State commissioner for Information, Ibim Semenitari tweeted at 4.22pm today from her handle (@ibimtoby) “PH government is outraged. The Governor has ordered investigations and already some arrests have been made.”
The Rivers Police Public Relations officer (PPRO), Ben Ugwuegbulam, a deputy superintendent of Police (DSP), in a telephone interview confirmed that four persons were killed on Friday at Aluu for allegedly stealing, but could not ascertain if the victims were students of UNIPORT or not.
We shall continue to update you with details as they come in.