Gracious David-West, Port Harcourt serial killer arrested by the police last week, in a fresh revelation, allegedly murdered 15 women across seven states. He had earlier claimed that he killed seven women in Lagos, Rivers and Imo states.
Nnamdi Omoni, Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers State yesterday revealed that David- West killed one person each in Abia, Edo, Ibadan in Oyo, Owerri in Imo, Ikeja in Lagos where the act started two months ago and nine in Port Harcourt, Rivers.
David-West was apprehended while trying to escape the intense heat his actions were generating in the state after a CCTV of him in a hotel emerged and went viral on social media.
He was on his way to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State apparently to continue in the evil act, before the viral CCTV video of his last attack got in his way, making his arrest easy for the police.
The police spokesman said David-West, who belonged to the Dey-gbam fraternity confessed to killing the 15 ladies in a similar manner at different hotels.
It would be recalled that over 10 young women were allegedly killed in different hotels in Rivers in the past two months. The number escalated last week when at least five were killed within three days, a situation that caused grave panic in the state, leading to a series of protest by women bodies and civil society groups.
The protesters urged security agencies in state, especially the Department of Security Services (DSS) and the police to do everything within their powers to fish out the person(s) or even group behind the dastardly act and that the judiciary must ensure justice is done when arrested, even as they seriously demanded for the enactment of very stiff laws against such unprovoked killings in the state
The protesters also demanded that hotels and entertainment outfits in the state install security gadgets in their business premises, reception, especially the Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) to document all guests to the hotel.
David-West, an alleged repentant cultist revealed that he derives joy in strangling young women in hotels whenever the urge to kill comes. He claimed that he did not cut his victim’s vital parts.