The Presidency has lamented the execution of Chijoke Obioha, a Nigerian footballer who was recently executed in Singapore for drug trafficking.
The 35-year-old footballer was said to have gone to the Asian country for trials when he was caught trafficking 2.5kg 0f cannabis on April 9, 2007.
Consequently, he was sentenced to death about four years ago and remained on the death row until he was executed yesterday.
Reacting to Obioha’s execution in a statement yesterday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President […]
Two foreigners, including a Nigerian convicted of drug trafficking have been executed in Singapore.
Singaporean authorities confirmed this a day after the city-state’s highest court rejected final bids for both men to escape the gallows.
The Nigerian and Malaysian were hanged after their last minute appeals were thrown out.
“A 38-year-old male Nigerian national, Chijioke Stephen Obioha, had his death sentence carried out on 18 November 2016 at Changi Prison Complex,” the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a statement.
Obioha, who came to […]
A Nigerian man was arrested at the Mohammed V International Airport, Morocco after he was found in possession of 1.99kg of cocaine.
According to the National Police, the Nigerian passenger, who arrived onboard a flight coming from the Brazilian city of São Paulo on Tuesday August 30th allegedly concealed the banned substance in his luggage. He is remanded in custody pending the completion of the
According to reports, the Bengaluru police on Monday, August 22, arrested a Nigerian national for alleged drug peddling and recovered cocaine worth Rs lakhs.
The suspect, Adinife Raphael, 37,was arrested after police received a tip-off on his activities. They raided his home on Monday in the Bengaluru police station limits. The police found out that he had destroyed his passport.
Adinife arrived India in 2010. After two years in Mumbai and New Delhi, he settled down in Bengaluru in 2012. His visa […]
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Church, popularly called MFM, has denied that eight Nigerians arrested by Cambodian authorities for alleged drug trafficking are its members.
Eight Nigerians were on Tuesday arraigned in Cambodia for allegedly using the MFM premises to deal in illicit drugs.
The accused were: Nnamezie Victor, 30; Francis Nnamdi, 30; Sunday Nwabuisi, 31; Tony Mmaduka Chukwuonye, 34; Okorom Kizito, 35; Favour Nnabuife Okorom, 36; Maduka Simon Ukandu, 37; and Izuchukwu Chukwuma, 40.
Also charged along with them is a […]
A Nigerian man who claimed to be a footballer was on Monday July 4, sentenced in Phnom Penh Municipal Court, Cambodia to eight years in jail and fined 40 million riel (about $10,000) for drug trafficking.
30-year-old Francis Ihenwe Oderah had 100 grams of meth in his possession when he was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Choam Chao commune in January.
During his hearing on June 7, the accused admitted having acted as a delivery man but said he was not a dealer. […]
A certain Nigerian private college student has been arrested in Malaysia for allegedly being involved in drug trafficking, Malaysia Mail Online reports.
The Nigerian, male, whose name is yet to be mentioned, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the seizure of 20.8kg of syabu (methamphetamine) worth about RM3.2 million, which was smuggled from China via courier service.
This disclosure was reportedly made known on Friday by Federal Police Narcotics Investigation Department Deputy Director, Datuk Pahlawan Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim, at a press […]
A Nigerian man and his Vietnamese wife have been found guilty at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for smuggling 1.5 kg of heroin from Cambodia to Australia and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Samuel Amechi Okeke a 34-year-old Nigerian man, and his 26-year-old Vietnamese wife, Ho Thi Nhu Thuy, were on Thursday, March 24th, found guilty at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court of smuggling 1.5 kg of heroin from Cambodia to Australia and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
It was […]