Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
Feminine youths yesterday marched by the streets of Port Harcourt to the State Police Command in protest in opposition to the serial killings of ladies in motels in Rivers State for supposed rituals.
The youths demanded that the police take stronger measures to guard girls within the state.
Displaying placards with completely different inscriptions, they decried the concentrating on of ladies by suspected serial killers working within the state.
Among the placards learn: ‘Lodge house owners should be accountable and be liable for their company’, ‘She might be your sister, daughter, spouse or pal’, ‘There isn’t a life with out girls’.
Convener of the protest march, Soibi Ibibo Jack, mentioned the feminine youths have been on the State Police Command to demand stronger measures by the police to apprehend the killers.
She mentioned as soon as apprehended, the killer should be made to face the total weight of the legislation, irrespective of his/her political or social standing.
“There’s a serial killer on the free in Rivers State. We need to exit and return house with out concern.
“We acknowledge the police for what they’re doing, however we urge them to do extra in order that the killer is arrested, tried and made to face the total weight of the legislation,” she mentioned.
In her remarks, a protester, Cecilia Dikibo, urged the police to deploy extra assets to make sure the security of females in Port Harcourt.
Additionally Talking, Peace Pepple, from Opobo-Nkoro, mentioned because the police work to safe girls, there was the necessity for everybody to watch out.
Bidemi Edward-Odoi steered the arrest and strict interrogation of managers of affected motels to compel others to take the safety of their motels severely.
Addressing the youths, Rivers State Police commissioner, Mustapha Dandaura, mentioned the police command was working with different safety businesses to safe the lives of ladies and different residents.
Dandaura, who was represented by DCP Chuks Enwonwu, mentioned: “The police are principally involved about these serial killings within the motels and we’ve got arrested suspects, and investigation is ongoing and if they’re discovered responsible, the lengthy arm of the legislation will take its course.
“We are going to do our greatest to make it possible for this evil stops. Now we have despatched message throughout to all enterprise locations particularly the motels to have full information of the shoppers who need to lodge, in order that they might give account if something occurs. We aren’t saying that they need to set up CCTV cameras of their rooms that’s invading folks’s privateness, however because the buyer are available, take information of the individual.”
Not lower than 9 girls have been murdered in motels within the state capital since July.