A court in Malaysia has sentenced a Nigerian man to death for drug trafficking, after he was caught four years ago. The accused person, identified as 36-year-old Alexis Zogbelemow, was arrested on February 28, 2012 at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang.
Zogbelemow was sentenced yesterday by Judge Datuk Akhtar Tahir of the Shah Alam High Court on charges bordering on trafficking of 824.1 grammes of Methamphetamine. According to reports, the judge ruled that the accused person’s defence was a mere denial and a fabrication.
Zogbelemow ran a successful rental car business in Nigeria before he went on the trip of no return and was unlucky to be caught at the main arrival hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang, on February 28, 2012, with 824.1 grammes of Methamphetamine.
The presiding Judge, Justice Datuk Akhtar Tahir, sentenced Zogbelemow on Wednesday, January 6, after finding him guilty of the offence.
Zogbelemow is the second Nigerian in months to be sentenced to death on drug charges, after another court sentenced 37-year-old Emma Collins Isaac to death on drug charges on December 28th, 2015.
Seorang pengusaha kereta sewa warga Nigeria dihukum gantung sampai mati selepas tertuduh, Alexis Zogbelemow didapati bersalah mengedar 824.1 gram dadah jenis methamphetamine.Dalam penghakiman di Mahkamah Tinggi Shah Alam, Selangor, Hakim Datuk Akhtar Tahir berkata hujahan tertuduh direka dan lebih bersifat penafian. Alexis, 36 tahun, didakwa mengedar dadah pada jam 8.50 malam di Balai Ketibaan Utama, KLIA Sepang, 28 Februari 2012. Lapan saksi pendakwaan dan seorang saksi pembelaan dipanggil memberi keterangan sepanjang perbicaraan kes.Tertuduh didakwa mengikut Seksyen 39B(1)(A) Akta Dadah Berbahaya 1952 yang membawa hukuman mati mandatori jika sabit kesalahan.
Posted by Buletin TV3 on Tuesday, January 5, 2016