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Singapore court acquits Nigerian on death row

The Federal Government has praised the choice of the Supreme Court of Singapore to free a Nigerian, Mr. Adili Ejike, who was prior condemned to death for a medication dealing in the nation.

NAN reports that the acting Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Akpan Friday, said this in an announcement on Thursday in Abuja. Ejike was captured in 2011 and condemned to death for bringing in about two-kilogram of methamphetamine into Singapore.

He was allowed an exoneration by the Singaporean zenith court on May 27, 2019, and discharged with no remarkable charges. Akpan said the Ministry cheered with the group of Ejike on the divine judgment. “The service additionally cautioned Nigerians are making a trip abroad not to acknowledge to go with any sack or holder that they have not by and by pressed independent from anyone else for the voyage,” he said.

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He cited the High Commission of Nigeria in Singapore, Mr. Akinremi Bolaji, as saying that “Ejike’s vindication left a mark on the world as the first run through such a choice was put forth in defense including any Nigerian.

“Ejike was released and cleared dependent on the way that the indictment had neglected to build up that he realized the medication packages in his bag were in his ownership.

“This was because; he argued not liable for wilful visual deficiency or intentionally closing his eyes to the reality of his ownership of the medications. “Amid the preliminary, the examiner concentrated on his insight into the substance; while the barrier guaranteed he had no information of the essence.

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“The examiner guaranteed he thought about it thus the milestone judgment that verified the opportunity of the Nigerian.” He said that Ejike guaranteed that his cherished companion in Nigeria gave him the pack that contained the medications to be conveyed to an unspecified individual in Singapore.

“This bolstered the way that medication vendors are utilizing clueless honest Nigerians as courses to transport their committals, at the danger of the lives of the holders of such substances.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along these lines, approach pertinent partners to venture up mindfulness crusade for Nigerians heading out abroad not to acknowledge to go with any sack or compartment that they have not stuffed without anyone else for the voyage,” he said.