Nigerian gets life for drug possession. Prosecutors to push for death sentence


On Monday, an Indonesian court handed down a life sentence to Uzoma Elele Alpha, 33, an illegal immigrant, for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana worth an estimated Rp 6 billion ($451,400). The sentence was
lighter than the death penalty sought by prosecutors. Chief prosecutor, Eddy Abdul Aziz, said his team would consider mounting an appeal to obtain the death sentence.


Alpha was arrested at his apartment last December during a raid by authorities from the immigration office. He failed to present valid papers for being in the country, prompting his arrest and subsequent drug testing, which came up positive for marijuana use. Police then searched his apartment where they found 7kg of meth and 300g of marijuana. Indonesia’s justice system takes a notoriously hard line on foreign drug offenders. 12 foreign nationals ( 4 Nigerians ) and two Indonesians were executed early this year for drug offenses….. d juju tied to Uzoma left wrist helped him. Amadioha never sleeps….

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