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Nigerian and Australian nurse face death penalty for drug Trafficking in Malaysia

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The possibility of facing a death penalty seem to be confronting a Nigerian and an Australian nurse after a Malaysian court on Tuesday charged them with trafficking methamphetamines in the country.

The Nigerian Esikalam Ndidi alongside  The Australian Emma Louise L’Aiguille were charged in a Kuala Lumpur court two weeks after police said they were arrested in possession of one kilogramme of the banned drug.

It is said that Drug trafficking carries a mandatory death sentence by hanging in Malaysia, where hundreds of people are on death row, mostly for drug offences.

Anyone found to be in possession of at least 50 grams of methamphetamine is considered a trafficker.

The duo were in a car when police arrested them, attorney Muhammad Shafee Abdullah told reporters after the court appearance.

Muhammad Shafee was representing the Australian nurse while Ndidi was not represented by legal counsel at the hearing.

Police told L’Aiguille, who had been driving, that drugs were later found in the car, the attorney said.

Muhammad Shafee said two other Nigerians — L’Aiguille’s boyfriend and another man — had also been in the car but had left the vehicle just prior to the arrests. Police are currently searching for the boyfriend, he added.

“She is completely depressed. She just does not understand how all this could happen to her. She was just driving the car,” Muhammad Shafee said.

He said L’Aiguille was a nurse who was in Malaysia as a tourist and had visited the country several times over the past two years.

He complained that defence lawyers were only allowed one ten-minute meeting with her before the court appearance.

The next court appearance was set for October 1. Please are not normally heard at the time defendants are charged.

Since 1960, more than 440 people have been executed in Malaysia, including two Australians put to death in 1986 for heroin trafficking that made headlines as they were the first Westerners to be executed under tough new anti-drug laws.

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Wazobia

    August 6, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    GOOD TO GO. JUST KILL THEM. TRAFFICKERS SHOULD TAKE NOTE. YOU CAN NOT BEAT ALL THE LAWS.

    • frank

      October 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      you are a big fool for saying that instead of sympathizin with them. idiot travel ‘n see

  2. Pharmacy Ebook

    August 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    The drug trafficking is the biggest and most heinous crime in the world. They should not be left free because they not only killing people but also creating fear among human being by spreading wrong information on drugs.

    • frank

      October 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      i doubt if you are educated ,was that your best contribution ? travel ‘n see

  3. PLEASE

    August 7, 2012 at 12:14 am

    NO, NO, NO. PLEASE. I HATE THOSE WICKED COMMENTS UP THERE. NO KILLING PLEASE. MANY HAVE DIED.

  4. bevan

    August 23, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Damn what the hell are you guys talking of..you mean they should kill your follow guy? oh that is shit mehhh please u guys should have mercy on them it is written in BIBLE that thou shall not kill

  5. USA

    September 14, 2012 at 10:31 am

    @Wazobia u full of shit for saying that… Come abroad make you see how life be.. If not Nigerian’s bad governments we all should have been at home (9ja)with mind rest. 9ija abeg try better. world people feel this…

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

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Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.

 

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

Olufon of Ifon

Oba Adegoke Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon under Ose Local Government Area Ondo State, has been murdered by unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits.

Oba Adeusi was reportedly killed on Thursday evening at a spot around the Elegbeka axis of the town.

According to reports, the monarch was initially kidnapped before he was eventually killed.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Raises Alarm As Bandits Allegedly Kidnap Scores On Kaduna-Abuja Road

The monarch reportedly died at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, as a result of gunshots he sustained during the attack.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Tee Leo-Ikoro, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

Describing the event as an unfortunate one, the Police spokesman in the state also revealed that two people in the monarch’s convoy were kidnapped.

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