Nigerian diplomat’s son jailed for killing prostitute after raping her

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Bala Chinda arriving at Aberdeen High Court, accused of mudering and raping an escort girl at a property in Aberdeen.

The son of a Nigerian government official, Bala Chinda, has been jailed for life in Scotland for killing a Nigerian prostitute, Jessica McGraa after raping her in her flat.

Chinda broke down in the dock on Friday as he was convicted of carrying out a sustained and violent attack on the 37-year-old high-class escort, The Press and Journal reported.

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The report said 26-year-old Chinda. a student of Robert Gordon University student had been on trial at the High Court in Aberdeen over allegation of murder, and stealing the phone of his victim(pictured right) in order to dispose of any evidence linking him to the crime.Jessica2

On Friday after seven hours of deliberation a jury of seven men and eight women unanimously found him guilty of murder, and was also convicted of rape by a majority verdict.


The paper said the court heard throughout the trial that Chinda had been desperate for sex on the evening before and the morning of Miss McGraa’s death.

And having searched for prostitutes and brothels nearby he eventually ended up meeting his victim at her flat in Union Terrace.

But the diplomat’s son did not have the cash to pay her for her services and killed her during a frustrated rage.

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