MELAKA -Â A Nigerian man was sentenced to death by the High Court here today for trafficking in 251.66 gm of methapethamine, two years ago.
Abuchi Ngwoke, 35, was found guilty by Justice Datuk Zulkifli Bakar, of committing the offence at Melaka General Hospital between 5 am on May 23 and 2.50 pm on May 25, 2012.
The judge said the defence had failed to cast any reasonable doubt on the prosecution’s case.
He described Ngwoke’s testimony about swallowing gemstones in Nigeria before travelling here as absurd.
Fourteen prosecution witnesses and one defence witness testified in the trial which commenced on April 28 this year.
The prosecution was represented by deputy public prosecutor Nurfarhana AhmadÂ and Fairuz Syuhada Amran, while Ngwoke was defended by counsel Tiu Leong Kim.- BERNAMA