Nigerian student gets death for drug trafficking

ALOR STAR, Jan 22 — A Nigerian man was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of trafficking in 16,936gm of cannabis two years ago.

Judicial Commissioner Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab handed down the sentence on John Amaechi Eze, 23, after finding that the prosecution had established the case beyond reasonable doubt.

Eze, a student at a private college in Kuala Lumpur, was charged with committing the offence in front of Dewan Lye Huat Garden, Jitra, about 9.30pm on May 10, 2011.

Eze, who looked calm when the Mohd Zaki handed down the sentence, then requested permission to contact his family in Nigeria and informed the court that he had not contacted them since he was arrested.

Mohd Zaki said the matter would be arranged by his lawyer, Ali Munawar

Razak, and deputy public prosecutor Wan Nor Hasnita Wan Daud, who prosecuted in the case. — Bernama



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