Former Nigerian athlete bags life jail in South Africa for murder!

Former Nigerian Olympic athlete, Ambrose Monye, has been sentenced to life in prison in South Africa for the murder of 26 year old Channelle Henning.

Monye, who represented Nigeria at the Seoul 1988 Olympics, is accused of killing Henning just after she dropped her son at the Morning Star Montessori Preschool in Faere Glen, East Pretoriaon November 8, 2011. He and another accomplice, Andre Gouws, who was also sentenced to life in prison, were contracted to kill the woman by her estranged husband, Nick Henning.

After having denied for months, they finally confessed to being involved in the gruesome murder.

Channelle and her husband had been locked in a custody battle for a while, so Henning decided the best way to have full custody of his son was to permanently get rid of his wife.

His best friend, Gouws told the court that Henning offered him a million Rands to have his wife killed, so Gouws offered Monye R 50,000 to find killers who would do the job.

Ambrose then contracted two men, Gerhardus du Please (Doepie) and Willem Pieterse (Tattoo or Pike) who carried out the murder. The two killers are already serving 18-year jail terms, following their guilty pleas to the murder charge.

Described by the investigative team as the kingpin of Pretoria's underworld, Ambrose has a history of being involved in murder cases and drug dealing. In 2011, he was acquitted of murder after he allegedly beat a man to death.

The former athlete ran a security outfit, “Big Dog Security”

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