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Life imprisonment in SA for former Nigerian athlete

06 February 2014, 08:33

Lagos – Ambrose Monye, a former Nigerian athlete, was sentenced for the murder of a young mother in South Africa and is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars, AllAfrica reports.

Monye and an accomplice, Andre Gouws, both confessed to the crime. They also revealed that they were contracted to kill the woman, Channelle Henning, by her ex-husband, Nico, who she was involved in a custody battle with.

Gouws and Monye were the middle men who organised the hit. The two killers who carried out the job are already serving an 18 year sentence.

Monye represented Nigeria in 1988 Olympics in Seoul. He was also accused of beating a man to death but he was acquitted. He was believed to be a crime lord in Pretoria and a known drug dealer.

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