MALAYSIA: TWO NIGERIAN STUDENTS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUGS TRAFFICKING
December 20, 2017:
Two Nigerian college students were handed the death sentence by the Shah Alam High Court after they were found guilty of trafficking 3.5 kilogrammes of methamphetamine three years ago. (Sources: yabaleftonline.ng, 20/12/2017)
Judge Datuk Abdul Halim Aman made the ruling after finding the prosecution had proven a prima facie case against both the accused.
Mustafa Azmir and Jude Nnamdi Achonye, aged 28 and 30, were accused of trafficking the drug at an apartment in Petaling Jaya on September 2nd, 2014.
The duo, who studied at a private college in Kuala Lumpur, were arrested by police when they accepted several boxes containing the drug, delivered by a courier company at the apartment.
The offense under the Dangerous Drugs Act provides a mandatory death penalty upon conviction.