Bestman Lekia, also known as Biggie, a kidnapper, has been sentenced to death by hanging for murdering four people and using their intestines to prepare a peppered soup meal in Okwalie, Khana Local Government Area, Rivers State.

The Rivers State High Court found Lekia guilty of murder, armed robbery, burglary, kidnapping, and cultism in Port Harcourt.

Bestman Lekia was found guilty of murder, kidnapping, cultism, and armed robbery by trial Judge Adolphus Enebeli.

According to Justice Enebeli, the prosecution counsel could prove his case using the evidence and presentations.

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He claimed that the convict’s demeanor throughout his trial showed that he was a hardened criminal, cultist, and terror who was supposed to be hanged four times and died four times.


Justice Enebeli ruled that he be hanged on his neck until his death is confirmed.

Chidi Ekeh, the state prosecutor’s counsel, expressed satisfaction with the decision to reporters outside the courtroom.

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Ekeh stated, “As a human being, I do not take delight because he (Lekia) is going to die. But I feel happy that the law and the state did not fail society”.

“That Ogoni community will know peace that they will never see him again. So to me, it was a hard-nosed judgment. The judge has shown once again that he is worth his salt.”

The defense counsel, N. O. Megwari, declined to comment on the judgment.



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