River state police command on Wednesday, arrested six persons in connection with the murder of a 19-year old girl in Elekahia, Portharcourt.
The victim, Chiburuoma Boms, was alleged to have been strangled to death and thrown into a Septic Tank by persons said to be her relations.
NNAMDI OMONI, the police public relations officer, said during a statement that the Elekahia police area command was acting on credible information that led to the arrest of the six persons.
Omoni, a police DSP, said that the victim’s corpse has been deposited to the mortuary for autopsy.
He, however, stated that the police in a bid to forestall breakdown of law and order have stationed personnel in the area while efforts are being made to apprehend the rest of the suspects.
He appealed to people living in the area to go about their normal business.
The statement also said that the Rivers state Commissioner of police, Zaki Ahmed, has ordered that the case be transferred to the State CID.