PH serial killer Gracious David-West to die by hanging


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

David-West who was found guilty for the multiple murder of several ladies in hotels in different parts of the state and in other states had earlier been charged with ten counts of murder and attempted murder.

David -West was found guilty of the murder of Jennifer Nwokocha, Linda Warifa Samuel, Maureen Ewuru, Kelechi Bridget Onuoha, Dorcas Francis, Anthonia Ibe, Rose Samuel and the attempted murder of Benita Etim.

Justice Enebeli passed the judgment based 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.

 The second defendant, Nimi Thankgod who was accused of dumping the remains of one of the victims of the convicted in a dustbin was however discharged and acquitted.

The court held that the prosecution were not able to prove their case against him.