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David West, the 'Serial Killer' of Women in Nigeria Sentenced to Hang


The serial killer in Nigeria, linked to the nine women death has been sentenced to death in the southern city of Port Harcourt.

The 26-year-old Gracious David-West killed his victims in hotel rooms across Nigeria between July and September 2019, Prosecutor Said. 

Justice Adolphus Enebeli said he is to die by hanging. The judge found him guilty of attempted murder on that charge.

He was arrested on 19 September while trying to leave Port Harcourt as investigators closed in on him. CCTV had captured him leaving a hotel and the circulated photo went viral on social media.

Police say he also confessed to the murders of six other women elsewhere but he was not charged for those murders for lack of evidence. He had sex with his victims before binding their arms and feet with strips of white sheets.

Police say David-West was a member of the Greenlanders - also known as Dey Gbam, a mafia-styled street gang that sprung out of the armed militant groups.

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