Varsity Worker Sentenced to Death for Killing An Admission Seeker

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A 27-year old Delta State University (DELSU) clerk named David Wonder Erhirhie has been sentenced to death by the Orerokpe High Court for killing a female student named Princess Chinoso Ijezie who was seeking for university admission in 2009.

Prosecution leader Theophilous Omenuwoma told the court:  “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.”

The prosecution called 6 witnesses to prove the case. On the other hand, Erhirhie testified himself and never called any witness.

The high court stated: “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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