Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus, A Nigerian Man Of 25, Was Sentenced To Death In Vietnam For Drug Trafficking
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On Tuesday, April 13, the People’s Court of Vietnam’s southwestern province of Tay Ninh sentenced Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus a Nigerian man, 25, to death for illegally smuggling narcotic drugs into the country from Cambodia.
On February 19, 2020, Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus was apprehended while trafficking nearly 3 kilograms of methamphetamine in the Ta Pheng region of Thuan Tay hamlet in Loi Thuan commune, Ben Cau district.
Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus told police he arrived in Cambodia in 2019 and met Oscar, an African man who paid him to transport drugs from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City for 2,000 USD. He received a payment of 650 USD in advance.
After taking a taxi from Phnom Penh to the border, he entered Vietnam and was apprehended by police in the Ben Cau area.
He also admitted to transporting a backpack containing narcotics from Cambodia to HCM City and delivering it to an unidentified individual.
According to local media, the decision was based on Clause 4 of Article 250 of the 2015 Penal Code.
Meanwhile somewhere in Nigeria, Mohammed Gidado tried to take his own life after the men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) paraded him.
On March 28, the suspected kidnap kingpin who has been wanted by the security agency in Taraba was arrested in the Jebjeb community of Karim Lamido LGA after garnering reliable intel on his whereabouts.
Confirming the development on Friday, April 9, the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Muhammed Waksha revealed that Mohammed wanted to slit his throat to escape arrest however he was rescued immediately.
He added that Gidado and his sect barricade roads along the borders of Plateau, Bauchi, and Gombe State where they attack travelers and abduct them. He said;