The University of Port Harcourt on Saturday denied knowing two of the three persons murdered by suspected cultists in a forest in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State.
UNIPORT Spokesman, Dr. William Wodi, who gave this hint to PUNCH, maintained that the only student of the institution was Joy Adoki.
Recall that three persons said to be students of UNIPORT were killed and buried in Eteo forest, Eleme LGA of the state by their assailants.
The State Police Command had exhumed the decomposing bodies of Nelson Nwafor ‘m’, Fortune Obemba ‘m’, and Joy Adoki ‘f’, identifying them as undergraduates of UNIPORT, who were abducted on 7/4/2020 at Choba.
“In the course of Investigation, one of the kidnappers was arrested on 30/4/2020, and on interrogation, made useful confessions that led to the arrest of two others. One of the suspects by name Friday Akpan, ‘m’, took the operatives to a forest at Eteo in Eleme LGA, where the bodies of the victims were recovered.
But UNIPORT spokesman said the two male victims were not undergraduates of the institution.
“Only the girl (Joy Favour Adoki) is a student of UNIPORT, the other two are not. The girl is from Management Science Faculty. She resides off-campus at Alakahia,” Wodi said.
He also stated that the girl was expected to be with her parents after the closure of the university since March.