Nigerian man to hang for murder of Serdang Hospital chief nurse

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SHAH ALAM: The High Court here today ordered a Nigerian man to be sent to the gallows after finding him guilty of murdering the Serdang Hospital chief nurse two years ago.


Judge Ab Karim Ab Rahman handed down the sentence on Alowonle Oluwajuwon Gilbert, 38, after finding that the prosecution had succeeded in establishing the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

However, he allowed a stay of the sentence pending an appeal to the Court of Appeal.

When reading out the decision, he 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).

“Therefore, the accused’s testimony that he was no longer with the victim on May 8, 2019, and had left the residence by then, is merely a denial,” he said.

He also said the defence had not disputed the traces of blood and DNA belonging to the victim found on the shirt worn by the accused on the day of the incident.


The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Tengku Intan Suraya Tengku Ismail, while Gilbert was represented by lawyer Shafinah Taib.

Gilbert was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code with murdering Siti Kharina at a condominium unit at Third Avenue Condominium in Cyberjaya between 12.41am on May 9 and 2.30pm on May 15, 2019.

Siti Kharina 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.-BERNAMA