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Crime: Nigerian Man Sentenced To Death For Murder In Malaysia

Crime: Nigerian Man Sentenced To Death For Murder In Malaysia

In 2019, a Nigerian man, Alowonle Oluwajuwon Gilbert, was found guilty of the murder of Siti Kharina, the Chief Nurse of Serdang Hospital in Malaysia. According to Malaysia’s TheSunDaily, on Wednesday, the High Court sentenced him to death by hanging.  Judge Datuk Ab Karim Ab Rahman handed down the decision after concluding that the prosecution had proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt in his opinion.

Gilbert has been given the opportunity to file an appeal with the Court of Appeal against the sentence.

It was pointed out by the judge that the accused’s testimony that he had left the victim’s home on May 8, 2019, had been proven to be untrue.

The assertion was in direct conflict with video footage captured by a closed-circuit television camera at the Third Avenue Condominium in Cyberjaya, which showed him exiting the building on May 9.

“The accused’s evidence that he was no longer with the victim on May 8, 2019, and that he had already left the residence by that time, is essentially a denial,” the judge stated in his ruling.

Ab Rahman went on to say that the defense was powerless in the face of evidence that included blood and Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) of the victim which was discovered on the shirt worn by the accused on the day of the occurrence.

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Tengku Intan Suraya Tengku Ismail was the prosecutor, while Gilbert was represented by Shafinah Taib, an attorney.

According to Section 302 of Malaysia’s Penal Code, the Nigerian was charged with the murder of Siti Kharina in a condominium unit in Cyberjaya.

She was last seen on May 8, 2019, after being spotted in the parking lot of the Serdang Hospital at 4 p.m.

Siti Kharina was later discovered dead in her home on On May 15, 2019, with slash wounds to her breast, neck, and head.

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