A court in Vietnam called the People’s Court which is located at southwestern province of Tay Ninh has sentenced a Nigerian man to death on April 13. The 25-year-old Nigerian was sentenced to death for illegally transporting narcotic substances into the country from Cambodia.
The young man called Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus was arrested last year in the Ta Pheng area of Thuan Tay hamlet in Loi Thuan commune, Ben Cau district, while transporting almost 3 kilogrammes of hard drugs.
Chiluba Paulinus told police that he came to Cambodia some time in 2019 and that was when he met an African man known as Oscar who employed him as a drug transporter. Paulinus told the court that he specialized in sneaking drugs from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City for 2,000 USD each. He said he was paid 650 USD in advance at first.
He further narrated how after traveling by taxi from Phnom Penh to the border, he crossed over into Vietnam where he was arrested by Ben Cau district’s police.
Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus also confessed to have transported drugs from Cambodia down to HCM where he delivered to a man he do not know.
The sentence was based on law Clause 4 in Article 250 of the 2015 Penal Code of Vietnam, the local media reported.