SHAH ALAM: A Nigerian private college student was sentenced to death by a High Court here for trafficking 9,189 grams of cannabis at an apartment in Gombak in 2011.
High Court judge Justice Abd Halim Aman handed down the decision after the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt against Prince Batholowmew Obitube, 28.
Justice Abd Halim meted out the sentence after considering testimonies given by three prosecution witnesses and the accused and submissions given by both parties.
“Up till end of the defence case, it is clearly that the prosecution has succeeded in establishing a case beyond reasonable doubt.
“Therefore, the accused is convicted to the charge,” he said in his judgement on Wednesday.
He said there was only one punishment under Section 39B (2) of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 which was the death sentence.
Obitube was accused of trafficking the drug at Level 5, Desa Satu Apartment, Desa Aman Puri in Gombak at about 6.05am on Aug 20, 2011.
He was charged under Section 39B (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 and punishable under Section 39B (2) of the same act which provides a mandatory death sentence on conviction.
Fazillah Begum Abdul Ghani was the deputy public prosecutor while counsel Gurmit Singh Hullon acted for Obitube.
By maizatul nazlina