Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Vietnam Court converts death sentence of Nigerian man to life


A Vietnam court, Monday, converted a death sentence previously handed to a 33-year-old Nigerian, Ejiogu Benjamin Ikechukwu, for bringing methamphetamine into Vietnam, to life imprisonment.

The accused was apprehended in June 2012 with 3.3 kilograms of methamphetamine, which had been banned. It was concealed in metal tubes and a laptop charger in his luggage as he flew to Tan Son Nhat in Vietnam.

When he was arrested, Ejiogu said he had no idea about the drug in his luggage. “I only planned to come to Vietnam to buy clothes to resell them in Nigeria,” he said.


According to him, a man asked him to carry the tubes and the charger to Vietnam and that someone would pick them up.

A case and charges, however, were proffered against him by Vietnam police in August 2013.

According to Vietnam law, anyone convicted of smuggling more than 600 grams of heroin or more than 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine in Vietnam, faces the death penalty. “I only planned to come to Vietnam to buy clothes to resell them in Nigeria,” he said.

According to him, a man asked him to carry the tubes and the charger to Vietnam and that someone would pick them up.

A case and charges, however, were proffered against him by Vietnam police in August 2013.

According to Vietnam law, anyone convicted of smuggling more than 600 grams of heroin or more than 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine in Vietnam, faces the death penalty.

Daily Post.ng

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