The Oasis Reporters
September 19, 2019
Many more Nigerians are factoring secret closed circuit Television, CCTV cameras into their buildings, either offices, factories or homes, as it has proven to be the humbler of the haughty liar, as well as the tormentor of thieves, because what they fear the most is being found out.
Many murders would have remained as unsolved mysteries, but for the fortuitous ubiquity of CCTV snooping cameras.
Photos and reports circulating online, on Wednesday evening suggest that the brainchild behind the unsettling recent serial killings in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State, has been unmasked.
Among those who shared the photo was Ibim Semenitari, a seasoned journalist who was at various times Commissioner of Information in Rivers State and Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Mrs. Semenitari posted on her Facebook wall: “This is the face of the alleged serial killer in Port Harcourt, Rivers state from the CCTV video. Faceboook name: Gracious David West”.
Beyond that, the breaking news is that he has been arrested in Bori. And he’s talking already.
Another post (not by Mrs. Semenitari) threw more light on the alleged serial killer. It said: “This same Gracious David West was an ex militant and a renowned armed robber that was rehabilitated by OPM church.. The church even helped him to secure a job in Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
He was said to have continued in perpetrating crime and was subsequently declared wanted by the police in June 2018.
He is now alleged to be part of the serial killer syndicate responsible for the suspected death of over 13 young females in Port Harcourt.. Indeed the lord disappointeth the devices of the crafty so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise,” read a news report monitored online.
Awarenessng also reports that protesting
Port Harcourt women in their hundreds yesterday marched through the streets of the city and gave NPF and the government 14 days to arrest the white handkerchief serial killer(s)
Drawn from over 70 organisations, the protesters faulted the claim by the police that the victims were prostitutes, demanding a public apology from the force.
The women, who were all dressed in black, stormed the Government House, Port Harcourt to present a petition to Governor Nyesom Wike and ascertain what the state and security agencies were doing to check the decimation of the gender by unidentified killers in recreational centres across the state in the last two months.
Attempts by security agents to restrict the movement of the demonstrators were resisted by one of them and former Commissioner of Information, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, who insisted that they would not leave the premises until an official addressed them
After chanting songs for over 30 minutes, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Tammy Danagogo, showed up and received a copy of the endorsed petition.
With a few other suspected accomplices equally in Police net, the mystery shall be unraveled, and it shall be all thanks to the power of closed circuit television cameras.