November 11, 2016

Another Big Boy, Chijioke Obioha, To Be Executed For Drugs

The level of greed pushing guys into drug trafficking mess at the expense of their life is worrisome...

A Nigerian big boy, Chijioke Stephen Obioha, is set to be executed in Singapore on November 18, Amnesty International has reported.
Chijioke was found with over 2.6 kilograms of cannabis, an offense which, under Singapore law, mandates the death penalty.

It would be recalled that Chijioke was sentenced to death on December 30, 2008 after being arrested on April 9, 2007 for the possession of cannabis.

He appealed his sentence in August 2010, saying he is innocent, but the court refused to commute his death penalty down to a prison sentence. According to Amnesty International, in Singapore, the burden of proof lies on the defendant rather than the prosecutor. The human rights organization explained that this is a violation of the right to a fair trial.

He has since filed an appeal to clemency. Amnesty International is urging human rights activists to petition the Singapore government to grant Chijioke clemency.

But it is unlikely the government would listen since the drugs were found on him.

The Court of Appeal has already lifted the stay of execution with effect from 24 October, resulting in Chijioke's execution date to be set for November 18. 

Chijioke is still appealing to the country's President, who has power to commute his death sentence to a prison term.

15 comments:

Amiesco Abhala said...

Igbo with drugs. They are in prison everywhere just for drugs. Greedy set of people.

Anonymous said...

Government should improve the economy of Nigeria to save our youths from suicide mission.

Charles

Bosede Osewa said...

Fake big boy ooo

Anonymous said...

Nigerians and crime... don't b sentimental on dz matter.. u might hate igbo's bt seriously u cares!

Anonymous said...

Why go for something you know might lead you to death

Hassan Aderemi said...

Shortcut palaver.

Edith Adeniyi said...

This is greed mission done only by the zoo watchers. No one hate igbos. Igbos are so vainly, egotist and greeeedy....

Banks Ola said...

Another igbo about to bite the dust- when will this stop?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said
greedy people will always look for money desperately. why not wait for God's time? everybody wants to drive big cars live big with quick money. quick money sometimes leads one to death and does not last. those that still want to go into carrying drugs should think twice.

Anonymous said...

How many ibos are involved in Halliburton scandal, money laundering cases & DassukiGate

Anonymous said...

Abacha, Babangida, Abubakar, Obasanjo, Kashimu, Aregbsola, Daniel, Oshiomole, Halliburton, Umaru Dikwo, Danjuma,Dasuki,etc are all Igbos , mentally deranged people.

Adams said...

Anyone who speaks sentiment even at a point of a fellow man's death is a lowlife

Anonymous said...

2.6kg of cannabis might be for his personal consumption..and you people are tagging it to how igbo's like money.

Osita odoh said...

Igbos has the heart of making it. I pray for your soul my big bro.....you are a man, you died while craving for serenity go in peace.......

sam okafor said...

The first Nigerian to face a firing squad, was OYENUSI ,he killed two police men during a robbery . He was from Ibadan. The most notorious criminal in Nigeria history was a man nicknamed MIGHTY JOE he was from OGBOMOSHO. In recent history we all remember ANINI a Benin man.As we speak, there are more Yoruba and Benin boys in American prisons than all the Igbos combined.you are entitled to your opinion, you can blame the Igbos all you want the facts can never be changed.