One Bestman Lekia has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Rivers State High Court for the murder of four people. He and members of a terror gang who are still at large were said to have killed the four persons and used one of the victim’s intestines to prepare and eat prepare plantain porridge. The victims of the homicide include Gbodu Nobale, Etim Ekpe, Nenalebarri Mmeabe and Loveday Mmeabe. Lekia and his gang first kidnapped Loveday Mmeabe, took him to a place where they removed his intestines and used them to prepare a plantain meal in Okwalie community in Khana area in 2019. The trial Judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli, found Lekia guilty of murder, kidnapping, cultism and armed robbery, saying the prosecution lawyer proved his case beyond every reasonable doubt.
Justice Enebeli said the attitude of Lekia throughout his trial proved that he was a hardened criminal, cultist and terrorist. The state prosecutor, Chidi Ekeh, described the judgment as erudite saying the judgment would save the Ogoni community and Rivers State.

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