Justice Theodora Uloho of a Delta State High Court, Orerokpe has sentenced a 27-year-old university worker, David Wonder Erhirhie, to death.
The court found Erhirhie guilty of the murder of Chinoso Ijezie, an admission seeker at Abraka in 2009, an offence punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Law State Cap C 21 Law of Delta State.
Erhirhie, a worker of the State University, Abraka, was involved in admission racketeering. He collected N155,000 from the deceased to assist her to secure admission into the university.
The convict, however, could not secure the admission.
In a bid to cover up the fraud, he lured the deceased to his house under the pretence that he wanted to refund the money. He killed her and buried her body in a shallow grave close to his house.
The judge said:
The punishment for a crime of this magnitude is death penalty. This accused does not deserve less. I hereby sentence you to death by hanging of the neck until you be dead.
“May God have mercy upon your soul”.