A Nigerian, Moses Chinedu Nwosu sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Malaysia

Moses Chinedu Nwosu, a Nigerian, has been sentenced to death by a High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Nwosu was found guilty of drug trafficking last year.

Judicial Commissioner Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab sentenced the 50-year-old after the prosecution successfully proved the case against him beyond doubt the case.

Zaki said that Moses' testimony amounted to a mere denial and failed to raise a reasonable doubt of the facts against him.

Moses, who owned a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand and was also a university student there, trafficked in 14.302 kg of marijuana at the Shahab Perdana Bus Terminal, Malaysia on the night of March 25, 2011.

He was charged under Section 39(B) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the mandatory death penalty, upon conviction.

"The accused testified that the black bag (with the drugs) seized from him belonged to a Malay man who travelled in the taxi with him from Bukit Kayu Hitam to Alor Setar.

"However, according to a witness, Moses was seen carrying the black bag from the parking lot to the terminal and its key was found in his pocket," he concluded.