Court Sentences Port Harcourt Serial Killer, Gracious David-West to Death by Hanging

A Port Harcourt serial killer Gracious David-West has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Port Harcourt High Court.

Justice Adolphus Enebeli handed down the sentence after finding David-West guilty of series of murders of females in different hotels in Port Harcourt.

Pieces of evidence gathered suggest that David-West had a signature of strangling his victims to death.

The 40-years-old was arraigned on a ten-count charge of murder and attempted murder.

The trial Judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli based his Judgment on the voluntary statement and confession of the culprit added as well is the CCTV footage of the convict which was tendered and displayed during

According to the Judge, all the evidences and statements obtained pass for valid proof that Mr. David-West is guilty of the crime which was carried out between the 30th of July and September, 2019.

The court also discharged and acquitted the second defendant, Nimi Thank-God who was accused of dumping the remains of one of the victims killed in a dustbin.

Justice Enebeli said the prosecution counsel failed to prove their case that the accused actually committed the crime.

Addressing newsmen outside the courtroom, counsel to the convicted, Vincent Chukwu said his client will try the judgment at the higher court.

The state prosecution counsel, Chidi Eke who welcomed the judgment said this would serve as a deterrent to all those involved in such an act.

Counsel to Nimi Thank-God the second defendant in the matter expressed happiness over the judgment that exonerated his client.

 

 

 

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