A 45-year-old Nigerian man, known to be Ekwegbalu James Nzube, has been sentenced to death in Vietnam, for trafficking nearly four kilograms of methamphetamine from Cambodia.
James Nzube was caught by the border guards in Tay Ninh province while trying to cross the Vietnam boarders.
James, who was accused of trafficking over four kilogrammes of methamphetamine from Cambodia said he got acquainted with another Nigerian, known to be Jone, in China in 2014, and the latter had hired and persuaded him to transport drugs from Cambodia to Vietnam.
Confirmed reports by Sahara reporters, said on march 2020, he arrived in Ho chin mhin city first before going to Cambodia to get the drugs. He also said he was paid $2,000 (N800,000).
It should also be noted that james’s fate is awful considering the fact that Vietnam has one of the toughest drug laws.
Anyone convicted of smuggling or possessing more than 600g of heroin or in this case 2.5 kg of methamphetamine faces death penalty.
Reacting to the news, Nigerians took to their official handles to air their views about the death penalty.
BiafraParting shots tweeted “While crime musn’t be condoned, we must ask if the punishment is appropriate.
Death penalty has no place in a civilised society. Thats why EU states or the U.K always intervene to protect their citizens convicted abroad.
Were nigeria an effective state, it’d do same”
Do you think death penalty was too harsh?