Justice Emembolu of high court 1 Awka judicial division, Anambra State has sentenced one Wisdom Onyekwa to death for the gruesome murder of a female lecturer of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Dr. Phyllis ifeoma Okoli and her 8 year old daughter little jewel Okoli.
Also convicted in the murder case was Michael Madu who was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for conspiracy.
Dr. Phyllis and her daughter were murdered at her residence at Udoka Housing Estate in Awka in the year 2009 by Onyekwa who was hired by the deceased lecturer to do a menial job in her residence.
Onyekwa had with the intention of stealing money and cars belonging to the lecturer murdered her and her daughter in cold bold after raping the lecturer.
The Prosecutor, a senior state counsel in the Department of Public Prosecution, Ministry of Justice, Awka, Mr. Ifeanyi Oguejiofor who secured the conviction of the duo told our correspondence that trial in the murder case has been on since 2014.