Jealous Father Who Killed Daughter’s Lover To Die – Appeal Court


The Appeal Court Calabar has affirmed the decision of a High Court that sentenced a jealous father, Godwin Elewana, who killed the boyfriend of his daughter, to death by hanging for murder.

Elewana, former employee of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, had appealed 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 his daughter’s lover.

Justice Y. Ninpar, on behalf of three other judges of the Appeal Court, struck out his appeal, saying “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 proved its case that the accused committed the crime.


Categories: Crime, News


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