The Rivers State police command has said that it had arrested 13 persons, including an Aluu community chief, in connection with the killing of four University of Port Harcourt students last Friday.
This came on the heels of the promise by the Rivers State governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, to get to the root of the matter and ensure that all those found culpable were made to face the law.
Also, the student union of the university has appealed to government and its security agencies to ensure that their murdered colleagues get justice.
Confirming the arrests to journalists in Port Harcourt on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer of Rivers State police command, Ben Ugwuegbulam (DSP), said investigations were still on and that every culprit would be made to face the wrath law.
He, however appealed to both the families of the murdered students and students of UNIPORT to be patient and not take the laws into their hands as the command would not rest until it had unraveled the mystery surrounding the killings.
“The Rivers State police command unequivocally condemns the gruesome killing of four UNIPORT students on Friday, 5/10/2012 by an irate mob from Aluu community. The command sympathises with the families of the slain students and also appeals to them not to take the laws into their hands. Students of UNIPORT are urged not to engage in any reprisal attack as such could lead to chaos and anarchy.
“The command has commenced diligent investigation into the ugly incident. An amazing success has been recorded in that regard as 13 persons, including the chief of the community suspected to have been involved in the reprehensible and barbaric act have been arrested, based on credible intelligence and video clips of the killings, “the PPRO said. [Tribune]