Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia : Two Nigerian college students, Mustafa Azmir, 28, and Jude Nnamdi Achonye, 30, were on the 20th of December sentenced to death by a Malaysian High Court for trafficking 3.5 kilogrammes of methamphetamine three years ago.
According to the criminal charge brought against them, Mustafa and Jude were accused of trafficking the drugs at an apartment in Petaling Jaya at 3.30pm on Sept 2, 2014.
The facts of the case stated that the accused, who studied at a private college in Kuala Lumpur, were arrested by police when they accepted several boxes containing the drug which was delivered by a courier company at the apartment.
Shah Alam High Court judge Datuk Abdul Halim Aman, in his ruling, said the court had studied testimonies from 13 prosecution witnesses and two defence witnesses, alongside 73 exhibits tendered during the trial.
“The defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt at the end of this case and presented no testimony that thoroughly refutes the prosecution.
“Besides that, there were also discrepancies in testimonies of the accused and their defence only amounted to denial without concrete evidence,” he said.
Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Rehan Mohd Aris appeared for the prosecution, while the accused were represented by lawyer Leonard Anselm Gomes.