Nigerian escapes death sentence in Singapore over drugs trafficking
Posted By: Dj Devoskid
on May 30, 2019
A drug trafficking conviction in Singapore usually results in death by hanging [Premium Times]
The Supreme Court of Singapore has acquitted a Nigerian, Adili Chibuike Ejike, of drug trafficking charges after he was initially sentenced to death.
According to a statement by the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ejike was arrested in 2011 for importing nearly 2 kilogrammes of methamphetamine into the country
Despite a previous death sentence at the lower and appellate courts, the Singaporean Supreme Court discharged and acquitted Ejike on Monday, May 27, 2019 because the prosecution failed to establish that he knew that the drug bundles in his suitcase were in his possession.
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