Nigerian student to die by hanging in Malaysia for drug trafficking

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29-year-old Luke Nnaemeka Ugwu, studying at a private college in Malaysia, has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Malaysian High Court for drug trafficking.

Ugwu, who was found guilty of trafficking 725.4gm of methamphetamine in 2012, was sentenced by Justice Datuk Abdul Alim Abdullah of the High Court Shah Alam on Friday, according to Malaysian National News Agency, Bernama. He committed the offence at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport arrival hall in on May 15, 2012.

However, two other Nigerian students escaped a similar sentence after one of them, Onyeme Chibunna Okechukwu, 31, pleaded guilty to an alternative charge.

Okechukwu and Obdiegwu Chinwuba Sigismund, 29, initially claimed trial to trafficking in 4,432 gm of cannabis, under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the death sentence. Authorities accused them of committing the offence at the parking lot at Magna Villa Condo, Selayang on Feb 20, 2012.

Onyeme, last Friday, pleaded guilty in court, to the alternative charge of drug possession and received a 12-year sentence and 12 strokes of the cane, while Obdiegwu was acquitted.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Those guys at times don’t know they are carrying those drugs. Let us also make laws that can easily trap those people killing our people as well. God help these boys. Governance!

  2. It could be a setup by someone, don’t be surprise dat someone might have hidden d drug without their knowledge. Nigeria should start killing foreigners caught wit drugs than sending them back to receive punishment in their country’s.

  3. Igbo pple r misrepresentting nigeria. anywhere they go they must tarnish d name of dis great nation, frm stealing, arm robbery, kidnapping, drug tracffiking and so on. bad pple.

  4. 95% of Ibo boys in Malaysia don’t do online hustling like other tribes….. they prefer quick money by dealing and trafficking drugs (OGU) and they end up making noise in every African Restaurant in Malaysia.
    Malaysia visas from Abuja Nigeria, has a clear warning written in red capital letters…..

    TRAFFICKING OF ILLEGAL DRUGS CARRIES A DEATH PENALTY…

    Yet they prefer drugs over other form of hustling….. for every action, there’s a reaction.
    Success comes with a Price!!! Patience is Key!!! The Choice is Yours!!!

  5. Although crime is committed, Nigeria Government should do more in protecting her citizen.

    It’s a shame the way Nigerians are been executed in different parts of the word.

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