Appeal Court upholds death sentence for retired NNPC staff, Godwin Elewana who killed his daughter’s boyfriend in 2015
The Court of Appeal in Cross River State, has affirmed the death sentence by hanging of one Godwin Elewana, a retired staff of NNPC, for shooting to death, a 22-year old, Douglas Ojugbo, in 2015.
Elewana who shot and killed Douglas Ojugbo whom he suspected was having an affair with his daughter, Mercy, on March 10, 2015, was sentenced to death by hanging in a judgement that was passed on Wenesday 21st March, 2018 in the federal High Court.
He, however, approached the Court of Appeal in Calabar, where Hon Justice Y. Nimpar, in his judgment, on Wednesday, upheld the decision of the High Court.
When the initial judgment was passed in 2018, mother of the deceased, Maria Ojugbo, said, “I thank God for doing what should be done. It is stated in the Bible that anyone who kills by the sword, will die by the sword. Elewana had no reason whatsoever to kill my son in such a manner and conceal the act by burying him. It was Almighty God that gave approval for this judgement.”