By Newsie Events Media:
A Nigerian Man, identified as Alowonle Oluwajuwon Gilbert, has been sentenced to death by a Malaysian court for killing a nurse.
The presiding Judge, Datuk Ab Karim Ab Rahman found the 38-year old Gilbert guilty of killing Siti Kharina, a mother of three and handed down the death sentence.
In his sentencing. the Judge. Ab Karim said the prosecution team were able to prove its case beyond reasonable doubts.
“The accused is therefore sentenced to be hanged to death,” the judge said.
Upon hearing the verdict, Gilbert who was standing inside the dock looked down and burst into tears.
According to New StraitsTimes, the Judge in his decision, said that Gilbert’s defence was a mere denial and an afterthought.
The deceased, Siti Kharina, who was the Chief Nurse of Serdang Hospital Malaysia, went missing on May 8, 2019.
Reports have it that she was last sighted at the Serdang Hospital parking lot at 4pm that same day.
However, Kharina was found dead on May 15, 2019, with slash wounds on her chest, neck and head.
Gilbert was charged with murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
The accused had told the court that he left the deceased’s house on May 8, 2019, a testimony the judge said was false.
The judge added that the accused’s “claims contradicted the footage of a closed-circuit television camera at the Third Avenue Condominium, Cyberjaya, which recorded him leaving the premises on May 9.”
This, he said was because the accused’s testimony was inconsistent with the close circuit television (CCTV) recording at the condominium where the incident happened.
“The accused said he was not with the deceased after 8pm on May 8 until the next morning. He said he left he condominium unit at 8pm on that day.
“The court finds that the accused’s testimony is a mere denial and an afterthought as it is inconsistent with the CCTV recording,” he said.
Ab Karim said the accused also could not provide an explanation why there were blood stains carrying the DNA of Siti Kharina on his shirt on the morning of May 9, 2019.
The judge added that the defence had never disputed the accused’s clothing during trial.
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