The family of the murdered female student of the University of Port Harcourt, Justina Otuene has called for justice.
Otuene was allegedly killed by her boyfriend at his residence in Ozuoba in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state, reports The PUNCH.
Similarly, the management of the institution said it would not rest until justice is done on the matter.
Recall that the police had yesterday paraded one Damian Chinemere, a 400-level student of Petrochemical Engineering of the same university who was arrested in connection with the heinous crime.
But fielding questions from newsmen in Port Harcourt, the Elder brother of the deceased, Osas Otuene said the family is highly devastated by the news of her death.
Osas, who is also a 500-level undergraduate of Chemical Engineering at the institution said his late sister recently turned 21.
While commending the police for their efforts in arresting the suspect, he said all the family wants is justice for his late sister.
He stated, “On Wednesday we got a call from someone that a dead body was reported at the Ozuoba Police Station that we should go there.
“So I reported to the Investigating Police Officer at Mini-okoro Police Station and together with some of my relatives we went with the Ozuoba Police Station and met the police officer there who confirmed the corpse.
“All we need is justice. Let the law take its course on the guy who did this to my sister and everyone else who is involved in this heinous crime because he was not working alone.
“She was the only daughter of the family, my dad is late. My mum is alive but she is distraught right now. So it is a hard one on us.”
Meanwhile, the Dean of Student Affairs, University of Port Harcourt, Chima Wokocha said the Vice Chancellor, Georgewill Owunari, has called on the police to do everything in its power to ensure that justice is done on the matter, saying the institution is embarrassed by the incident.
Wokocha stated, “I want to assure you that the university will not try to stop the process of law. And the university is also worried about its image with this kind of incident.
“The vice chancellor has insisted that justice will be done because there is no student here who has the right to kill or get physical with anybody. It is wrong.
“The punishment for fighting or getting physical in the university is outright expulsion and in the University through then vice chancellor has told the police to do everything possible to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of this very promising young lady.”
The UNIPORT Dean of Student Affairs also called on parents to always advise their wards and children against the urge for quick wealth.
“They (parents) should warn their wards about this quick wealth thing and this thing about relationships. It didn’t used to be like that in those days.
“People used to be serious about what they were doing. These days you see a girl of 19, 20, she has strings of lovers. I mean what benefit, what gain?
“And so I implore parents and guardians to try and caution their wards, control and monitor them. And if they see their wards doing things that they ought not to, they should report immediately to the university authority if they are in UNIPORT or to the Police so that this kind of thing can be curbed,” Wokocha added.