The former boyfriend of a 500-level Law student of the Rivers State University, Miss Matilda Mark Itonyo who was recently murdered has been arrested by the Rivers State Police Command in connection to the crime.
The suspect, whose name was withheld by the police, was arrested from his house and traced to the State Criminal Investigation Department.
Bittertruth Media recalls that the 24-year-old Matilda was stabbed several times in the neck and head by her assailant(s) at her private apartment outside the university campus.
The killers were said to have broken into her room in the early hours of Tuesday and allegedly raped her before snuffing life out of her.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the arrest explained that he was apprehended for interrogation in connection with Matilda’s murder.
He stated, “We cannot say that we have arrested the killer of the student. He was only arrested for interrogation and at the end, if he is found culpable, he will be prosecuted. But if he is innocent, he will be allowed to go.
“Yes, the suspect is the former boyfriend of the late student. He was arrested on Saturday morning after being tracked to his residence.”