The port Harcourt serial killer, Gracious David-West, has been sentenced to death by a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
David-West will be executed by hanging for murdering nine young women at different hotels in the state.
Davis-West. who hails from Rivers, killed his victims between July and September, 2019 and his attempt to kill his 10th victim identified as Benita Etim triggered an investigation that led to his arrest.
The trial judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli, who found him guilty following diligent prosecution by the state, said he should be hanged in the neck until he was confirmed dead.
The second defendant in the case, Nimi ThankGod, a manager of one of the hotels in Port Harcourt where one of the young women was killed, was however discharged and acquitted by the judge following failures of the prosecuting lawyer to link her to the crime.
The lawyer to David-West, Vincent Chukwu, in his plea of allocutus on behalf of his client, begged the court for leniency on the grounds that he was a father of three young children.