The case which lasted for over thirteen years brought relief to the family of the victim.
Justice Chioma Okirie, who made the pronouncement, said that the convict had in his confessional statements to the police admitted to the crime.
The trial judge noted that Ogonor had confessed to have committed the crime by pouring petrol on the victim and ignited it with matches.
Okirie stated that the convict and the victim did not have issues of misunderstanding that could have led to the killing.
The court revealed that Ogonor set his girl friend ablaze out of jealousy, after he saw her strolling with another man.