By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Gracious David-West, the Port Harcourt serial killer, has been sentenced to death by hanging by a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for the alleged murder of several ladies in different hotels in the state.
David-West was arraigned on a ten-count charge of murder and attempted murder. Trial Judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli based his ruling on the voluntary statement and confession of the culprit, as well as the CCTV footage of the convict which was tendered and displayed as evidence during the trial.
Enebeli, while ruling that all the evidence and statement obtained pointed to Mr. David-West as being responsible for the serial crimes committed between the 30th of July and September, 2019, also pronounced the discharge and acquittal of the second defendant, Nimi Thank-God, who was accused of dumping the remains of one of the victims killed in a dustbin as the prosecution counsel failed to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt.
However, counsel to Gracious David-West told newsmen that his client will try the judgment at the higher court.