History news: Meet the Nigerian woman who killed her white lover for cheating in 1953

Ada Esther Johnson, popularly known back in the 50s as Ada Ocha Ntu pictured above with her lover, Mark Hall,

 

 

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whom she murdered in 1953 after she found out he’d used the 400pounds she loaned him for business, to go to England and marry an English bride. According to history, Mark used part of Ada’s money to buy his new bride a car which she would use to start a transport business in the UK.

He returned to Nigeria and told Ada what he’d done with her money and a very furious Ada used a pair of scissor to stab Mark. Mark eventually died from injuries sustained from the attack.

Ada was tried and convicted in 1956 and was placed on death row at Broad Street Prison in Lagos. She was however pardoned by former head of state Chief Nnamdi Azikiwe, who changed her death sentence to life imprisonment in 1961

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