Nigerian diplomat’s son jailed for rape, murder

Bala Chinda | Photo credit:

A court in Scotland on Friday sentenced a Nigerian man to life in prison after finding him guilty of raping and killing a sex worker in February 2016, Scottish press reported.

Bala Chinda, a 26-year-old son of a Nigerian diplomat, murdered Nkechi McGraa by asphyxiation at an apartment in Union Terrace, Aberdeen, Scotland’s Press and Journal reported.

The reports said Mr. Chinda approached Ms. McGraa, a 37-year-old mother of one and commercial sex worker, for her service the night before the incident on February 11, 2016.

A violent rage broke out between the two when Mr. Chinda could not pay for Ms. McGraa’s service the next day, which led to her death after being beaten and suffocated, according to court proceedings.

Mr. Chinda then fled the scene of the incident, destroying all evidence that could link him with the fatal attack.

His victim’s body, half naked, was found the next day on February 12 by neighbours, the paper said.

Jessica McGraa | Photo credit:
Jessica McGraa | Photo credit:

Although Mr. Chinda, whose father is said to be attached to Nigerian embassy in Beijing, China, denied the charges, a jury unanimously found him guilty of the murder and sentenced him to life with a minimum of 18 years behind bars.

The presiding judge, Lord Beckett, confronted Mr. Chinda with his offences shortly before sentencing him and thanked the prosecutors for doing a thorough job to secure a conviction.

“You raped a woman and made her undergo sexual intercourse without the protection of a condom,” Mr. Beckett said. “You then murdered her, by smothering her with a pillow, and strangling her, probably using her scarf.”

“You then sought to hide evidence which would link you to her.

“You might have got away with this but for the excellent police work which led to your detection, arrest and conviction,” he added.

Scottish press described Ms. McGraa as a Nigerian.


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  • Pirofessor2017

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    people of the world, busy in thought, turning their eyes towards the countless
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  • emmanuel

    If this bobo know say asewo nor dey offcer credit, he for kuku stay away. Asewo dey fight naked for their fee,see how he landed himself into a very destructive future for sex.
    May be the free diplomatic life make am feel say everything na free.
    Guy, answer your papa name for jail, no wahala as nothing dey happen here for naija. May be Naija go don good small before you come back if the damage wen Buhari put down don clean up by then

  • Alex

    Scottish government please forgive him he thought he was in Nigeria where murdering another human is noting because you can.

  • Dazmillion

    He would have gotten away with the murder in Nigeria where the police will effectively blunder the investigations, for a price of course

    • Julius

      Indeed especially being a big man son.

    • marc umeh

      Him for ask transfar of the case to Naija.

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  • amazing2012

    Christians life

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  • Sir Louis

    What a shame. A disgrace to his father who happens to be a Nigerian diplomat. His father Mr. Chinda, in better ordered societies should resign for breeding such a heartless character of a man with Nigerian money. A man who would liaise with a woman and still have the bestiality to treat her so brutally and inhumanly should never be allowed to be part of decent society, again. One hopes that the Scots will ensure he ends up in prison and not be set free after 18 years for so called good conduct!