Two Nigerians Sentence To Life In Prison For Drug Trafficking In Cambodia (Photos)

at 10:58 AM, 23/07/2018 (3 weeks ago)
(6995 | Gistmaniac) (f)

Two Nigerian men were on Wednesday, July 18, sentenced to life in prison and 30 years for drug trafficking and were also fined $17,500 each, by a Phnom Penh Municipal Court sitting in Cambodia.
The convicts, 28-year-old Boniface Okoro Chukwuka, and 34-year-old Frank Obiora Dozie, who went on trial on July 5th, were charged with smuggling more than a kilo of cocaine into Cambodia from Colombia.
Presiding Judge, Seng Rithy said the two were arrested on July 13, 2017 by Anti-Drug police working with customs police at the Phnom Penh airport.
He added that after their arrests, police seized 189 packs of cocaine, weighing 1.1 kilos, which were hidden in a box containing imitation jewellery that had been couriered to Cambodia.
During the trial, Chukwuka, who got life imprisonment, had admitted to the crime while Dozie claimed innocence.
Chukwuka said that he bought the drugs for $15 000 from a Nigerian man in Colombia and intended to sell it in Thailand.
Quote
“The drugs seized belonged to me. I imported them from Colombia,” he told the court. “I acknowledge that I have made a mistake. I would like to request a lenient sentence.”
Dozie said he knew Chukwuka, but did not know anything about the drugs. He said that he was arrested because he was staying with Mr Chukwuka when police raided his rental house in Chom Chao commune last year.
“I am innocent,” he said. “I would like to ask the court to drop the charge and release me.”
However, deputy prosecutor Kol Bun said the two accused belonged to a group of foreign drug traffickers who were hiding in Cambodia.
Outside the courtroom following the sentencing, Dozie said he plans to file an appeal. "It's a great injustice, " he said.
"I do not accept the judgement because I did not know about the drugs and was not involved in the trafficking. I will file an appeal."




kp45 at 12:02 PM, 23/07/2018 (3 weeks ago)
(7287 | Gistmaniac) (m)
Say cheese
Reply
osarobo62 at 02:04 PM, 23/07/2018 (3 weeks ago)
(11439 | Hero) (m)
as you make your bed,...so you lie on it.
Reply
slimber at 10:47 PM, 23/07/2018 (3 weeks ago)
(11539 | Hero) (f)
Hmmmm goodluck yo them
Reply

LATEST COMMENTS

  1. Wazubia on: Davido Gives Chioma Lift On His Private Jet (Photos)
    THIS JET SELF GO SENIOR DAVIDO SINCE THEM PRODUCE..AMSO OLD.... 5 mins ago ago
  2. Isuzomao on: Snake Preacher Gets Bitten Four Years After His Father Was Killed By A Rattlesnake (PHOTOS)
    look at u....u wan add God to ur stupid gimmicks....u for dey there die... 12 mins ago ago
  3. waffibabe on: Cute Photo Of Actor IK Ogbonna's Beautiful Wife, Sonia Morales And Their Son (Photos)
    This is not the right time to show celebrities kids as dbanj is still mourning the loss of his son.s... 1 hr ago ago
  4. waffibabe on: Kim Kardashian Flashes Her Pub!c Area in Thongs As She Gets Wet And Wild On The Beach - PHOTOS
    Sooo fake... 2 hrs ago ago
  5. philipnice on: Snake Preacher Gets Bitten Four Years After His Father Was Killed By A Rattlesnake (PHOTOS)
    fake people... 2 hrs ago ago