On Friday, a court in Scotland jailed the son of a Nigerian government official for life after raping and murdering a sex worker, a few weeks after he arrived the country to study at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
Reports said 26-year-old Bala Chinda killed Nigerian-born sex worker, Jessica McGraa, on 11 February 2016.
McGraa’s partially clothed body was found the following day in the bedroom of a flat she had rented in the city’s Union Terrace.
Chinda denied the allegations, but CCTV footage showed that McGraa, 37, had travelled to his student accommodation in the city’s King Street in a taxi. They returned to her apartment a short time later, where she was found dead the following day.
The mother of one made her last call on her mobile phone a few minutes before surveillance cameras recorded Chinda walking down the street away from her flat.
The court heard that Miss McGraa died of asphyxiation and was “probably smothered with a pillow and possibly strangled with her scarf”.
The taxi driver taking Chinda and Miss McGraa back to her apartment had heard the two discussing money before she was killed on February 11.
Chinda changed his phone number after her death.
On Friday, a jury of eight women and seven men, after more than six hours, unanimously found Chinda guilty of murdering Miss McGraa.