Ahmad Otak Given Life Sentence For Double Murder In Wakefield
A man who stabbed two women in a house in Wakefield has today been told he will spend more than 33 years behind bars for their murders.
He had previously pleaded guilty to both murders which were uncovered in March this year after the bodies of both girls were discovered at an address in Wakefield. A post mortem revealed they had died as a result of stab wounds.
Otak will now not be eligible to even be considered for release from prison until at least 2046.
Senior Investigating Officer, DCI Simon Atkinson, said: "Today has seen the culmination of a double murder investigation that started in March 2012. That investigation spanned the country and I would like to thank the members of the public that intervened in Dover, Kent and prevented Ahmad Otak fleeing the country. I am convinced that their actions prevented further violence and tragedy occurring. I am also indebted to my colleagues in the Kent Police Force for the invaluable assistance they provided throughout the investigation in ensuring Otak was brought to trial.
"Whilst today's sentences will not bring back either Samantha or Kimberley they will ensure that a very dangerous man rightly spends a very long time in Prison. I would also like to pay tribute to the remarkable bravery and dignity shown by the families of both Samantha and Kimberly. They have been a real credit to themselves and the two girls and one cannot begin to imagine the pain and suffering that they have and continue to endure."
In sentencing him, Mr Justice Coulson QC said Otak's actions demonstrated sadism and described him as an, ' inadequate man with controlling and violent tendencies,' whose actions had inflicted a devastating impact on his victim's families. 'Because of you they will never be the same people and the same families ever again, ' he added.