Port Harcourt serial killer, Gracious David-West has pleaded guilty to nine out of the 10 murder charges against him.
Gracious who was arrested on September 19th, was arraigned at Rivers State High Court ,October 22nd, on a 10-count charge.
Gracious asked the court to temper justice with mercy and admitted to killing the girls in the hotels he took them to.
“My Lord, I killed all other girls in the hotels but that one in Bendel Street, which is the 10th charge. I did not have in mind to kill her, I only tied her to the chair,” he said.He said he committed the crimes under satanic influence. He asked the court to compel the police to return to him the N60,000, necklace and wristwatch, that was taken from him when he was arrested.
The presiding judge, Justice Adolphous Enebeli, adjourned the case to November 18th, 21st, 27th and 29th and December 4th 2019, for hearing and remanded the suspect in prison.
Meanwhile, the state government through the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Zacchaeus Adango, applied to take over the prosecution of the matter and was granted by the judge.