A 26-year-old student of Robert Gordon University in the UK, Bala Chinda, has been handed a life sentence over the death of a Nigerian S3x worker in Aberdeen, Jessica Nkechi McGraa.
Chinda, who is a son of an official at the Nigerian embassy in Beijing, capital of China, arrived Aberdeen a few weeks before the tragic incident.
He denied the allegation of killing the escort, whose corpse was found in her apartment in February 2016.
It was also alleged that he stole her mobile phones to erase any evidence linking him to her.
A high court in Aberdeen gave Chinda a life imprisonment sentence with a minimum term of 18 years.
According to BBC, a CCTV footage revealed that the deceased followed Chinda to his apartment before they returned to her residence where she was killed.
McGraa, who died of asphyxiation, was probably smothered with a pillow and strangled with her scarf.
During the trial, it emerged that McGraa had a seven-year-old son living with her adopted mother in London.
A detective, Stuart Houston, said;
“At the heart of this horrific crime was a young mother, daughter and friend whose life was cut tragically short in what must have been terrifying circumstances,”
“Throughout, Chinda has shown no real remorse for his depraved action and taken no responsibility for robbing a young boy of his mother.”