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Infamous Murderer David-West Sentenced To Death

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Gracious David West

David West who killed nine women in a case that caused outrage in Nigeria has been sentenced to death in the southern city of Port Harcourt.

40-year-old Gracious David-West strangled his victims in hotel rooms across Nigeria between July and September 2019.

Gracious David West with police officers

Prosecutors say 40-year-old Gracious David-West strangled his victims in hotel rooms across Nigeria between July and September 2019.

Justice Adolphus Enebeli said he is to die by hanging.

The death penalty is not commonly carried out in Nigeria – the last three executions were in 2016.

One of his victims survived the attack, but was not a witness during the trial. Authorities say her whereabouts are unknown despite being told not to leave the state.

The judge found him guilty of attempted murder on that charge.

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