Nigerian to die in Malaysia for drug offence


A Malaysian High Court on Monday sentenced a Nigerian national, Ekene Collins Isaac, to the gallows after he was found guilty of trafficking 915.6 grammes of methamphetamine, three years ago.


Judge Datuk Wan Afrah Wan Ibrahim, made the decision after she was satisfied that the prosecution has proven the case against the accused, Isaac, aged 37, beyond reasonable doubt.

The prosecution presented 13 witnesses while the defense had one witness who testified during the trial.

The accused, who was a cleaner in Nigeria, committed the offence at Wad 6C, Serdang Hospital, at Jalan Puchong, Kajang, between 7.20 am on March 3, 2012 to 1pm on March 5 of the same year.

He was charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and Section 39B(2) of the same Act which carries the mandatory death penalty.

The drug was found inside the accused’s body and he was alleged to have swallowed it before flying to Malaysia.

The accused was represented by V. Samynathan while deputy public prosecutor, Nazir Amir Johari, prosecuted.

Ekene did not show any reaction when the sentence was read out by Afrah.

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