A Magistrate Court has remanded a 400-level student of Petrochemical Engineering in the University of Port Harcourt, Damian Okoligwe, who was accused of killing his girlfriend, Justina Otuene, a 300-level student of Biochemistry at the same university.
When the matter came up on Monday, the prosecuting counsel appealed to the court to remand the accused based on the gravity of the offense, a request which was not objected to by the defense counsel, O.G. Nweke.
Chief Magistrate Nnenda Obiageri-Onugbum, after listening to both counsels in the matter ruled that the accused, Okoligwe be remanded in the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre and ordered that the case file be transferred to the Department of Public Prosecution, DPP, for legal advice.
Chief Magistrate Obiageri-Onugbum thereafter adjourned the case to 15th December 2023 for the DPP report.
He was earlier paraded at the Rivers State Police Command headquarters in Port Harcout, where he admitted that his girlfriend died in his house.