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Police Arrests Boyfriend of murdered Rivers state university final year Law student

The Rivers State Police Command has arrested one suspect in connection with the gruesome rape and murder of a 500-level Law student of the Rivers State University, Miss Matilda Mark Itonyo.

The suspect, whose name was withheld by the police, was only identified as a former boyfriend of the murdered Matilda.

The police had in the early hours of Saturday tracked the suspect to his house somewhere in Port Harcourt before taking him away to the State Criminal Investigation Department.

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 incident had thrown the university community into mourning and panic.

the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Nnamdi Omoni while confirming the arrest of the suspect explained that he was apprehended for interrogation in connection with Matilda’s murder and will be released if innocent.

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