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23 Years Old Nigerian Sentenced To Death In Vietnam For Drug Trafficking, Despite His Pleas That The Drug Was Planted In His Bag

by Anita Ogona
Theophilus Ugwu, a Nigerian of Igbo origin, was, on Tuesday, May 25, sentenced to death for smuggling nearly six kilos of methamphetamine from Cambodia to Vietnam.
Ugwu was charged with ‘illegally trafficking of narcotic substances’ by a Vietnam courtMay be an image of one or more people, people standing and indoor
Ugwu said he came from Nigeria to Cambodia last year, February, as a footballer, but, in March, found an African who promised to help him play for a famous Cambodian club.
The man, later, convinced and hired Ugwu to deliver the drugs for him at a fee of $1,000, but Ugwu was, eventually, arrested on the way.May be an image of one or more people, people standing and indoor
Despite Ugwu’s defense in court that he did not know the bag contained drugs, the court sentenced him to death.
Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. and those convicted of the offense could face capital punishment. Death
(Source: Thanh Nien newspaper)

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