Alleged 'Serial Killer' Denies Making Statements
By Joshua Ezedike and Samuel Victor Akpan
The case between alleged Port Harcourt serial killer and the Police is getting trickier by the day.
In a latest twist, Gracious David West has denied statements he supposedly made at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) office in Rivers state. He says the statements and the signatures presented in court are not his.
While under cross-examination at the High Court in Port Harcourt on Friday, West had told the court that five armed SARS officials intimidated him to make his statement.
He also says that the statement read out to him by the Police, and which he signed was different from the one shown to him in court.
The accused claims he has been denied access to his lawyer. He also says a lawyer who came in for him was chased away and embarrassed by the SARS officers during the investigation.
West denies killing any woman as alleged by the Police.
After hearing the case, Justice Adolphus Enebeli adjourned to February 28 for further hearing.
Police had said the suspect had confessed to committing the crime after he was arrested. He was apprehended along East-West Road on his way to Uyo from Port Harcourt in September.