Drug Trafficking: Nigerian Sentenced To Death In Malaysia

A High Court in Malaysia today sentenced a Nigerian national to the gallows after he was found guilty of trafficking 915.6 grammes of methamphetamine three years ago.

Judge Datuk Wan Afrah Wan Ibrahim made the decision after she was satisfied that the prosecution has proven the case against the accused, Ekene Collins Isaac, 37, beyond a reasonable doubt.

The prosecution presented 13 witnesses while the defense had one witness who testified during the trial. The accused, who was a cleaner in Nigeria, committed the offence at Wad 6C, Serdang Hospital, at Jalan Puchong, Kajang, between 7.20am on March 3, 2012, to 1 pm on March 5 of the same year.

He was charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and Section 39B(2) of the same Act which carries the mandatory death penalty.

The drug was found inside the accused's body and he was alleged to have swallowed it before flying to Malaysia. Ekene did not show any reaction when the sentence was read out by Wan Afrah.