Published: Sunday August 26, 2012 MYT 3:42:00 PM
Gallows for drug trafficking Nigerian
ALOR SETAR: The High Court here on Sunday sentenced a Nigerian man to death after finding him guilty of trafficking drugs, last year.
Judicial Commissioner Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab sentenced Moses Chinedu Nwosu, 50, after the prosecution successfully proved, beyond doubt, the case against him.
Moses, who owned a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand and was also a university student there, trafficked in 14.302 kg of marijuana at the Shahab Perdana Bus Terminal here on the night of March 25, 2011.
He was charged under Section 39(B) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the mandatory death penalty, upon conviction.
In his judgement, Mohd Zaki stated that Moses' testimony amounted to a mere denial and failed to raise a reasonable doubt on the case against him.
"The accused testified that the black bag (with the drugs) seized from him belonged to a Malay man who traveled in the taxi with him from Bukit Kayu Hitam to Alor Setar.
"However, according to a witness, Moses was seen carrying the black bag from the parking lot to the terminal and its key was found in his pocket," he concluded.
Deputy public prosecutor Nor Shuhada Mohd Yatim prosecuted and Moses was represented by RSN Rayer. - Bernama