Singapore Frees Nigerian Sentenced To Death For Drug Pushing

Nigerian man Mr. Adili Chibuike Ekije, who was sentenced to death in Singapore for entering the country with close to two kilograms of methamphetamine, has been acquitted by the Singaporean Supreme Court and cleared of all charges.

In a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the Nigerian High Commission in Singapore signed by the Head of Mission, High Commissioner Akinremi Bolaji, said that a three-member panel that passed the judgment was led by the Chief Justice of Singapore, Sundaresh Menon.

Mr. Ekije was arrested in Singapore in 2011 and has remained in Singaporean custody ever since until his release. This marks the first time in history that such a decision was made in a case involving a Nigerian.

It would be recalled that a similar case also transpired in Saudi Arabia with Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar, who was recently also released after being charged by Saudi authorities on drug-related charges


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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