- The elder sibling of the late Uniport student, Justina, has opened up about her tragic demise, shedding light on her exceptional qualities and underscoring the immense burden her passing has placed on the family.
- In a subsequent interview, he didn’t pull any punches – he came out swinging, demanding justice from the powers that be, making it clear they won’t let this slide.
The family of the University of Port Harcourt student, Justina Otuene, allegedly a victim of homicide at the hands of her boyfriend, has fervently called for justice.
WITHIN NIGERIA had previously reported that Otuene was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend at his residence in Ozuoba, situated within the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state
On Thursday, the police publicly paraded the suspect, Damian Chinemere, a 400-level student majoring in Petrochemical Engineering at the same university, who was apprehended in connection with this dreadful incident.
In a viral video where he fielded questions from journalists in Port Harcourt, Osas Otuene, the elder brother of the deceased, expressed the family’s profound devastation upon hearing the news of her tragic demise.
Osas, who is also a 500-level undergraduate of Chemical Engineering at the institution said his late sister recently turned 21.
Her older brother highlighted her admirable qualities and expressed how her loss has taken a significant toll on the family.
He mentioned that Justina was the family’s only daughter and held the position of the fourth child before she tragically lost her life at the hands of her boyfriend.
Reporters also inquired whether their mother had been notified about her daughter’s passing and how she was handling the news. Justina’s elder brother confirmed that their mother was already aware, and so far, she’s holding up well.
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In a subsequent interview with The PUNCH, as he praised the police for their diligent work in apprehending the suspect, the older brother stressed that the family’s sole desire is to see justice served 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.”