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Court sentences serial killer Gracious David West to death by hanging


Ugochukwu Iwuchukwu

A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has sentenced the serial killer Gracious David-West to death by hanging.

Gracious David-West was standing trial on a ten-count charge of murder and attempted murder of one BENITA ETIM.

The Presiding Judge Justice Adolphus Enebeli during his judgment found Gracious David-West guilty of a six-count charge of murder and attempted murder.

The judge said he based his judgment on the CCTV footage evidence brought by the state prosecuting team showing how the serial killer entered a hotel in Port Harcourt with one of his victims.

The judge while passing the death sentence said Gracious David-West does not deserve any mercy for his crimes.

The second defendant Nimi Thankgod was discharged and acquitted after the prosecution failed to prove that she disposed of the corpse of one of David-West’s victims.

In a related development, the International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, has described the sentencing of GRACIOUS DAVID WEST as a landmark justice for crimes against women and girls.

FIDA lawyer KEMI OGUNNAIKI said the group is happy with the decision of the court.

KEMI OGUNNAIKI also said that FIDA will continue to protect the rights of women and girls in the country.



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