I was reading about the case of a Nigerian immigrant who raped and murdered a Belfast mother-of-one and who was told yesterday he must serve at least 22 years of a life sentence before being considered for release. Jailing 25-year-old Kristoff Emmanuel Alauya at Belfast Crown Court, Mr Justice Weir told the massively built African he could find no evidence of remorse or contrition on his part for the gruesome killing.
After leaving Ms Moore for dead, Alauya ransacked her home, stealing perfume, jewellery, personal documents, a DVD player, cheque books and a switch card. The jury also heard that crime- scene investigators uncovered Alauya’s bloody fingerprint on a wall and a post-mortem examination revealed semen inside and underneath Ms Moore’s body. That examination also revealed that one of two stab wounds had partially severed the cartoid artery as it traversed the whole width of her neck and had caused massive bleeding which led to rapid death. Along with the wounds there were bruises to Ms Moore’s neck, indicating she had been strangled. Walking away from the bloody scene, the killer flagged down a taxi, asking the driver to stop at Creighton’s Garage where he bought microwave burgers because he was hungry.
I do NOT believe this sentence is in any way adequate. This savage will be free again when he is his late ’40’s and judging by his callous inhumanity, he will still present a real danger to women. I think it is a shame we do not have capital punishment for cases like this, so our next best option is to put him away for life – in a Nigerian jail.