SHAH ALAM (Bernama) – A Nigerian man who swallowed 65 capsules containing Methamphetamine was sent to the gallows to be hanged to death by the High Court yesterday for drug trafficking.
Judicial Commissioner Colin Lawrence Sequerah handed down the decision after finding that the defence by Adiele Chinenyeze Sylvanus, 34, failed to raise reasonable doubts against the prosecution case.
In the judgment, Sequerah said he could not believe the defence by Sylvanus that he was forced to swallow the capsules and that it was an afterthought.
Sylvanus, who works at a shop selling used handphones and laptops, was charged with trafficking 478.4 grammes of Methamphetamine at the toilet of Ward 6C, Room 27, Serdang Hospital, between 2.30 am and 3.30 pm on March 20, 2012.
Deputy public prosecutor Muhamad Asyraf Md Kamal prosecuted, while lawyer N Subramanian represented the accused.