A 38-year-old Nigerian national, Alowonle Oluwajuwon Gilbert, was sentenced to de*th by the High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia, for the murder of Serdang Hospital nurse Siti Kharina Mohd Kamarudin on August 1.
Judge Ab Karim Ab Rahman handed down the sentence to Oluwajuwon, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, after the prosecution had proven its case against the accused beyond all reasonable doubt.
The judge said the testimony by the accused that he left the house of Siti Khairina Mohd Kamarudin, 40, on May 8, 2019, contradicted with footage of a closed-circuit television camera at the Third Avenue Condominium, Cyberjaya, which showed him leaving the premises the following day (May 9)
Ab Karim said the accused also could not provide an explanation why there were blood stains carrying the DNA of Siti Kharina on his shirt on the morning of May 9, 2019.
Gilbert was first brought to court on May 27, 2019, and charged with the murder of Siti Kharina at her residence in Cyberjaya between 12.41am on May 9 and 2.30pm on May 15, that year. Siti Kharina, a mother-of-three was reported to have gone missing on May 8, 2019, after she was last seen at the Serdang Hospital parking lot at 4pm, that day.
The head nurse was later found dead with slash wounds to her chest, neck and head at the condominium unit on May 15, the same year.The victim was believed to have died between four and five days before her body was discovered.