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Man Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Killing Daughter’s Boyfriend With Pump Action Rifle

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Man Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Killing Daughter’s Boyfriend With Pump Action Rifle

The Appeal Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, has affirmed the decision of a High Court that sentenced a former employee of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Godwin Elewana, to death by hanging for murder.

Elewana, in suit Number CA/C/278C/2018, had 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.

Delivering the judgement, 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.”

The presiding judge of the High Court in Calabar, Justice Ukpa Ebitam, had said in his ruling that the prosecution team, led by Mr. Eneji Amajama, a Deputy Director in the Department of Public Prosecutions in the State Ministry of Justice, proved its case that the accused committed the crime.

He made reference to the several confessional statements, hospital reports and exhibits presented during the trial as reasons why the accused was convicted.

He had stated, “The prosecution team also proved the second ingredient of the murder, which was the intentional act. To have fired the victim twice with his pump action gun, I agree that the killing was intentional and I hereby find the accused person guilty of murder.

“Subject to Section 319 of the Criminal Code of Cross River State, any person who commits murder is sentenced to death by hanging.”



  1. Francesca Adjoa

    May 17, 2019 at 5:53 AM

    Good judgement. Thanks Judge

  2. DB

    May 17, 2019 at 7:35 AM

    What kind of useless temper is this? Even if you want to chase boys away from your daughter, couldnt you have deployed other means? Now that you have killed yourself, do you know what your daughter will do with her life?

  3. iron bar

    May 17, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    cases of murder,kidnap,rape,public funds embezzlement. should be swift ..This is the only way out.

  4. Jilo

    May 17, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    What really annoys me most is most of these killers always think it is okay to kill another man’s son or daughter and expect the court system to set them free. You want the Court to set you free so that you can go home and continue eating Aporoko, Ogbono soup and Ofe-Owerri soup. Mr. Killer you must be out of your damn mind. This is Country of law even-though Nigeria has been corrupted to its inner fabric but not to allow killer like you go scot free.

    You want to justify your killing because a young man trying to woo your daughter. You could have controlled your hanger by reporting him to his patents or using different dimension. You earn that hanging rope.

  5. Rosy

    May 18, 2019 at 2:23 AM

    These are type of men that likes using other people’s daughters but will not to see anything that looks like man to come close to their own daughter

  6. Fifelomo

    May 20, 2019 at 7:43 AM

    Judgment well delivered! Nonsense and idiot!

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