A magistrate court in Port Harcourt has freed seven suspects arrested in connection with the killing of four students of the University of Port Harcourt in Umuokiri, Aluu in October last year.
The chief magistrate Emmanuel Woke said the seven persons including a woman were released based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP.
The DPP had told the court that the seven were victims of circumstance arrested on mere suspicion by the police.
The Director of Public Prosecution however referred eleven other suspects including the paramount ruler of Umuokiri, Aluu and a police sergeant to the Port Harcourt high court to face charges on murder and negligence in the killing of the four Uniport students.
However some of those released expressed joy at their freedom.
Police investigation and findings revealed that the prime suspect of the lynching of the four UNIPORT students Coxson Lelebari Lucky popularly known as Bright and five others are still at large.