Nigerian Shot Dead By Indonesian Police During Alleged Drug Bust

by Kim Boateng Posted on April 26th, 2017

Nigerian Shot Dead By Indonesian Police During Alleged Drug Bust. An alleged Nigerian drug smuggler was shot dead after resisting arrest in Tanah Tinggi, Central Jakarta on Wednesday. Jakarta Police Chief Insp. Gen. M. Iriawan said the police shot Douglas Hope Onyebuchi, aka Kabaka, who was a suspect in a drug smuggling case in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta.

The police, Iriawan said, coordinated with the Directorate General of Customs and Excise to track Onyebuchi and his Indonesian wife Yani Andriani, after being suspected of smuggling a package containing two kilograms of methamphetamine from Guangzhou, China.

“Some drugs were shipped from Guangzhou, disguised in pairs of sandals. We later followed the shipment to Jl. Cengkir Raya in Kelapa Gading,” said Iriawan.

The police said Andriani was seen watching the package be placed inside one of the rooms in the dorm house. “We watched her for two days until we concluded that she was a suspect.”

The police proceeded to arrest Andriani. Further investigations led police to another location on Jl. Maladewa in Tanah Tinggi, where Kabaka was hiding.

“During his arrest, he fought back and tried to grab one of the officers’ guns. Therefore, we had no choice but to take him down,” he said.

Nigerians living in Indonesia have raised serious allegations against the Indonesian government accusing them of killing them extra-judiciously, according to Naij.

A Nigerian in Indonesia who provided this information on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter and his own safety claimed that any Nigerian suspected of crime is killed.

He said Nigerians have made a bad name in Indonesia which is why they are treated terribly there but called on the Nigerian government to intervene in this issue.

“The way the Indonesian Police is killing Nigerians in any slightest provocation and our Embassy is doing nothing about it. Nevertheless, the stringent law of Indonesian Government is not to be doubted but nobody’s guilty until the person is pronounced guilty by the appropriate Judge. The Indonesian police don’t care again because of the bad name we Nigerians here have given ourselves. On the September 6th, 2016, Ekene from Anambra State living in an Apartment in the West Jakarta was gunned down in his room after Police failed to nail him down with any evidence. On the 4th of January, 2017, Ike and Chiwetalu from Nsukka in Enugu State were gunned down too after their woman confessed to be trafficking drug for them.”

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