Bala Chinda, the son of a Nigerian government official was yesterday jailed for life after raping and murdering a £1,800-a-night high-class escort in Scotland, a few weeks after he landed in the country.
Chinda killed “Jessica McGraa only a few weeks after he arrived in Scotland to study at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen,” reports MailOnline.
“The 37-year-old £200-an-hour sex worker’s partially clothed body was found the following day in the bedroom of a flat she had rented in the city’s Union Terrace. Extensive police investigations carefully pieced together the call girl’s last movements following the grim discovery on February 12, 2016,” the website adds.
Miss McGraa, also a Nigerian was seen on CCTV for as she travelled to Chinda’s student accommodation in the city’s King Street with him in a taxi before they returned to her apartment a short time later.
“McGraa’s double life as an escort was only exposed to her closest friends after her sudden death, with many believing she travelled round the country selling hair extensions. Her services were advertised online with her contact number so clients could get in touch with her.She was dating 21-year-old student Peter Dignam, whom she met in Belfast and who was surprised to find out after her death that he had been seeing an escort.”
A jury of eight women and seven men unanimously found Chinda guilty of murdering Miss McGraa in the city centre flat yesterday. They took more than six hours to reach their verdict and also found him guilty of raping the mother of one and stealing her two mobile phones in an attempt to defeat the ends of justice.
Bala Chinda will spend at least 18 years in prison…