Vanguard (Lagos)

30 January 2013

Nigeria: Varsity Worker to Die By Hanging for Killing Admission Seeker

Asaba — A 27 year-old clerical officer of the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, one David Wonder Erhirhie has been sentenced to death by an Orerokpe high court in the State, having found him guilty of killing a female student, Princess Chinoso Ijezie who was seeking for admission at the University some time in 2009.

Prosecution led by Mr. Theophilous Omenuwoma had told the court that "David Wonder, until the ugly incident was a junior staff with DELSU was an admission racketeer who collected the sum of N155,000 from the deceased to assist her to secure admission into the University.

"He however could not secure the admission for the deceased but in a bid to cover up the fraud he lured the late Princes Chinoso Ijezie to his house under the pretence that he wanted to refund the said amount but instead, he murdered and secretly buried her in a shallow grave close to his house before nemesis caught up with him", prosecution added.

Prosecution called six witnesses to prove its case while the accused testified by himself and called no witness.

The court in convicting him stated that "the punishment for a crime of this magnitude is death penalty. This accused does not deserve less.

He is therefore sentenced to death by the neck until he is dead".

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