Police arrest ex-lover of murdered RSU student

Police Command in Rivers says it has arrested an ex-lover of the murdered 500-level Law student of the Rivers State University, Miss Matilda Mark Itonyo.

Although the police did not reveal his name, the command said he is being investigated in connection with the gruesome killing.

Miss Itonyo was raped and murdered in her off-campus apartment on Tuesday morning.

She was said to have been stabbed multiple times on the neck.

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Her killers also took away her cell phone.

The Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, explained that the ex-lover was arrested for interrogation in connection with Itonyo’s murder.

“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.”