Port Harcourt serial killer gets death sentence for killing 11 women

October 9, 2020
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Gracious David West, the infamous Port Harcourt serial killer has been sentenced to death after he was convicted for killing 11 women across the state in 2019.

After almost a year of trial, Justice Adolphus Enebele of the Rivers High court said the prosecution team was able to convince the court that David-West was the killer of the several females, and therefore sentenced to death by hanging.

He also found guilty for the attempted murder of one Benita Etim.

Meanwhile the second defendant, Nimi ThankGod, a female hotel manager, who is facing one count charge of misconduct with corpse was discharged and acquitted.

Gracious David West had confessed killing 15 women in different hotels after making love to them.

He was arrested on the September 19 in Bori, headquarters of Khana local on his way to Uyo in Akwa-Ibom State and paraded before journalists at the Rivers State Police, headquarters, Moscow road,Port Harcourt,by CP Dandaura.

The bodies of these ladies were found in similar conditions – strangled and with a white piece of cloth tied on their legs, necks and hands.

The 26-year old killer from Buguma, in Asari-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, is also a member of the Degbam cult group, and was arraigned in Court on Friday 18 October, 2019.

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