The Port Harcourt serial killings occurred in the year 2019 at various hotels in the city of Port Harcourt in Rivers state, Nigeria. The sad incident remained a mystery for a while until a prime suspect – Gracious David West – was arrested by the Nigerian Police. His fate was decided today, October 9, 2020 in court as the final judgment had him sentenced to death by hanging. This article contained the list of victims of the Port Harcourt serial killings, and also the hotels where the sad incident occurred with dates.
Before you proceed, let me first of all give you a rundown of how the incident started from last year.
Timeline of the Port Harcourt Serial Killings
- August 1, 2019: hotel workers discovered a dead body of a lady known as Maureen Ewuru in Brooklyn Hotel D/Line Port Harcourt
- August 14, 2019: Another dead body was discovered in a hotel along Woji Road, GRA Phase 2 in Port Harcourt.
- Between August and September 2019: Dead bodies of nine different ladies were discovered in different hotels across Rivers State. This raised tension among inhabitants of the city, especially among women.
- As the tension increases, the Rivers state Police command advised women not to go into prostitution so as not to fall victim of serial killings.
- September 18, 2019: A group of over 70 women carried a protest in the city of Port Harcourt against the serial killing of women across the state.
- September 19, 2020: Police arrested Gracious David-West as the prime suspect of the ongoing serial killings in hotels across the Rivers state.
Full List of Victims of the Hotel Serial Killings in Port Harcourt
Below is the list of victims of the Port Harcourt hotel serial killings that took place in 2019, with Gracious David-West as the prime suspect.
- Maureen Ewuru who died at Brooklyn Hotel D/Line Port Harcourt on 30 July, 2019
- Jennifer Nwokoch who died on 14 August 2019 at Venice Hotel GRA Phase 2 Port Harcourt
- Blessing Effiong who died at Toki Hotel Port Harcourt
- Linda Waripa who died at Avery Guest House Oyigbo on 6 September, 2019
- Dorcas Francis who died at Imperial Hotel Trans Amadi Port Harcourt on 9 September, 2019
- Rose Samuel who died at Lasus Steve Hotel in Omoku, Ogba Egbema Ndoni local goment on 12 September, 2019
- Kelechi Bridget Onuoha who died at Pachik Hotel, Rumuodumanya on 13 September, 2019
- Patience Hamo who died at Torox Guest House, Bende Street Old Port Harcourt Township on 18 September, 2019
- Anthonia Ibe who died at TM Hotel Wimpey, Port Harcourt
The only survivor is Benita Etim.