Nigeria Man to Hang in Malaysia for Drug Trafficking

A Nigerian man, Sidrey Shalod Dike, has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Malaysian court after he was convicted of drug trafficking.

According to reports, the 46-year-old Nigerian was found guilty of trafficking more than 700gm of methamphetamine into the country in May, 2017.

Dike, a part-time delivery man, was charged with trafficking 727.1gm of methamphetamine at a lane at Jalan Segambut, Kg Segambut Luar here at 2.30pm on May 3, 2017.

He was charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under Section 39B(2) of the same law, which provides the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Judge Datuk Azman Abdullah sentenced Dike to death after finding that the defence had failed to puncture holes in the prosecution’s case.

“After examining arguments by both the defence and the prosecution, the court found that the defence failed to raise reasonable doubt and the accused is found guilty and sentenced to death,“ he said.

The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Nadiah Isa, while Dike was represented by lawyer J.Kuldeep Kumar.

He joins a growing number of Nigerians to bag the death sentence having being found guilty of drug trafficking in the Asian nation.

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