Court sentences Ex-NNPC worker Godwin Elewana to death by hanging for shooting his daughter’s 22 year old lover to death (photos)

The Appeal Court which sat in Calabar, Cross River State, upheld a High Court ruling of an Ex-NNPC worker who killed his daughter’s lover to die by hanging. Godwin Elewana who appealed against the ruling of the Calabar High Court, which sentenced him to death for allegedly shooting to death a 22-year-old student, Douglas Ojugbo, said to be the boyfriend of his daughter, had it turned down as the appeal court affirmed the decision of a High Court.

Justice Y. Ninpar, on behalf of three other judges of the Appeal Court, said, “The court, having gone through all the evidence and addresses by counsels for both parties, finds the judgement of the lower court credible and therefore valid before the law.”

Before the ex-NNPC worker who killed his daughter’s lover was told he was to die by hanging, the presiding judge of the High Court in Calabar, Justice Ukpa Ebitam, had said in his ruling that the prosecution team proved its case that the accused committed the crime.

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