The notorious serial killer who was recently captured by a CCTV camera following one of his most recent killings has been apprehended.
On Thursday evening, the Nigerian Police force put out a statement on its official Twitter account, confirming the arrest of the man who has been Identified as Gracious David West.
"SERIAL KILLER NABBED BY POLICE IN RIVERS," the heading of the statement read.
"The notorious serial killer, Gracious David West was today September 19, 2019, arrested by the @policeNG in Rivers.
"The 26-year old killer from Buguma LGA of Rivers State, who is also a member of the Degbam cult group was arrested along East-West Road en route to Uyo from Port Harcourt. He has since made useful statements to the Police.
"Investigation is on with a view to ascertaining his motives and possible accomplices. The Commissioner of Police Rivers State, CP Mustapha Dandaura will be briefing the media on this significant Police breakthrough tomorrow, September 20, 2019."
A video of him confessing to his crimes was also shared. In the video, West narrated how he met his victims and the processes that led to their death.
Recall that there has been a recent trend of ladies being killed in hotel rooms in Rivers State which led to some ladies in the state going on the street to protest the killings.
It was in this period of panic that a CCTV footage which captured the suspect surfaced online a few days ago. On getting hold of the clip, the police began an investigation which led to his arrest today while he was trying to switch location.