COURT IN RIVERS STATE SENTENCES SERIAL KILLER, DAVID-WEST TO DEATH BY HANGING
A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital has sentenced the serial killer, Gracious David-West to death by hanging for the multiple murder of several ladies in some hotels in different parts of the state.
The Court presided over by Justice Adolphus Enebeli, found Gracious David-West guilty of the charges levelled against him.
He was charged with ten counts of murder and attempted murder is reported to have committed the crime in hotels in Port Harcourt where he strangled his victims to death.
After killing his victims, he used a white cloth to tie their hands and legs before making away with their valuables in 2019.
The trial Judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli in his judgment noted that, “Gracious David-West should be hanged on his neck until he is dead.”
The Court resolved that the prosecution was able to prove their case beyond reasonable doubts with all the evidence and witnesses brought before the court.
Justice Enebeli, who based his judgment on the voluntary statement and confession of the David-West as well as the CCTV footage of the convicted, which was tendered and displayed during trial proved that he is guilty of the crime which was carried out between 30th of July and September, 2019.
Our correspondent reports that the court however discharged and acquitted the second defendant, Nimi ThankGod who was accused of dumping the remains of one of the victims of the Serial killer in a dustbin.
The Court upheld that the prosecutions were not able to prove their case that ThankGod actually committed the crime.
Speaking to newsmen outside the courtroom, counsel to the convicted, Vincent Chukwu said he would try the judgment at the higher court, if his client gives him nod to do so.