Alleged money ritual: Court remands UNIPORT student for killing girlfriend


A Magistrate Court has remanded Damian Okoligwe, a 400-level student of Petrochemical Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt, who was accused of murdering his girlfriend, Justina Otuene, a 300-level student of Biochemistry at the same university.


When the case was heard on Monday, the prosecution attorney asked the court to remand the accused because of the gravity of the offense, a request that was not objected to by the defense attorney, O.G. Nweke.

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After hearing both counsels, Chief Magistrate Nnenda Obiageri-Onugbum decided that the accused, Okoligwe, be remanded in the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre and directed that the case file be submitted to the Department of Public Prosecution, DPP, for legal advice.

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Chief Magistrate Obiageri-Onugbum thereafter adjourned the case to 15th December 2023 for the DPP report.


Okoligwe was arrested by the police after his neighbours raised an alarm over his attempt to dispose of the body of his girlfriend, Justina, who he allegedly killed for money ritual.


He was earlier paraded at the Rivers State Police Command headquarters in Port Harcout, where he admitted that his girlfriend died in his house.

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