Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Executed In Vietnam: Ejiogu Benjamin Ikechukwu To Die By Lethal Injection

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Oct 29, 2013 – Nigerian Man To Be Executed In Vietnam: Drug Smuggler, Ejiogu Benjamin Ikechukwu To Be Killed By Lethal Injection

A Nigerian has been sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Vietnam, state media said on Wednesday.

According to AFP, a court in Vietnam, whose drug laws are among the toughest in the world, on Monday handed a 31-year-old Nigerian man, Ejiogu Benjamin Ikechukwu, a death sentence for smuggling 3.4 kilograms of methamphetamines from Qatar to Vietnam.
Vietnam takes a hardline on drugs and anyone found guilty of attempting to smuggle more than 100 grams of heroin or cocaine can face the death penalty.
Convictions and sentences are revealed only by local media which is strictly under state control in the communist nation.

Ejiogu who was arrested at the city’s Tan Son Nhat Airport on June 23, 2012, after arriving from Thailand, with the drugs allegedly found in 19 nylon bags hidden in a battery charger, claimed during interrogation that he had been asked by another man to carry some goods including 16 pistons and the battery charger to Viet Nam, and that he did not know there were drugs inside.

Meanwhile, after a two-year hiatus in carrying out capital punishment due to problems of procuring chemicals for lethal injections, Vietnam executed its first prisoner by the method in August.

The country currently has more than 586 prisoners on death row, at least 117 of whom meet all the criteria for immediate execution, media reports have said.
Although the country does not release statistics on executions, rights group Amnesty International recorded five executions in 2011 and said 23 new death sentences were handed out that year, mainly to drug traffickers.

Foreigners frequently fall foul of the nation’s stiff drug laws.

In June last year, a Thai design student was handed a death penalty for trafficking three kilos of methamphetamine, while in October, a 61-year-old Filipina received the death penalty for smuggling five kilograms of methamphetamines.

Culled from Eagle Eye

33 thoughts on “Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Executed In Vietnam: Ejiogu Benjamin Ikechukwu To Die By Lethal Injection

  1. These foolish ibo drug dealers will not stop bringing shame to their family
    See how you are ending ur life while your mates are in their individual work places working hard
    U think life is this easy
    rot in hell bas**rd

  2. Congratulations Benjamin you can easily make heaven since you know u’re going to die start asking for forgiveness of sins now
    U have hope on the other side of life.

  3. Brother look at what you have done to yourself,do you know what harm your drug have been doing to people’s life that is if you are truly guilty? I do feel sorry for your parents and family.may God have mercy on your soul.ijeoma .

  4. It is unfortunate that is guy engaged in an unlawful business. This is one of the most stringent countries in Asia as far as illegal drugs is concerned. However,the deed has been done what our government should now is to intervene to see if the sentence can be commuted to life, the death of any Nigerian especially in a foreign country is worth fighting for no matter the circumstances. Other counties intervene in situations like this e.g the United Kingdom.

  5. It amazes me hw sb can leave his con3 4 anoda just 2 go n do drugs. Cldn‘t he hv engaged himslf in smtin worthwhile rada dan drugs dat has nw led him 2 a regretable goal? He wntd 2 “MAKE IT QUICK“ in lyf, anytym u r in a hurry, u‘ll run in2 trouble. Wat a sorry end. Goodbye 4eva broda.

  6. It is unfortunate that this guy engaged in an unlawful business. This is one of the most stringent countries in Asia as far as illegal drugs are concerned. However,the deed has been done what our government should now do is to intervene to see if the sentence can be commuted to life, the death of any Nigerian especially in a foreign country is worth fighting for no matter the circumstances. Other counties intervene in situations like this e.g the United Kingdom.

  7. If Nigeria was a good country to live, i dont think this young man will go to a country like Vietnam to live or do such business.. Lots of youths are dieing because of illegal business, and many are in jail. Our government need to do something fast and create job for the youth to stop them going abroad for any dubious business. Well Ejiogu may your soul rest in peace, I think next time if you want to come to life, you will come as a president .

  8. What a wicked Country. Who are you to KILL? Is time our Government intervene in such matters. We all struggle overseas as a result of our BAD GOVERNMENT IN NIGERIAN. Oh God, this handsome boy is too young to die for mare human-beings laws. God have mercy on him now!!

  9. THE FAST ROAD TO WEALTH HAS ENDED PREMATURELY, THERE ARE MORE OF YOU IN THE SOCIETY ONE BY ONE THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW WILL REACH THE OTHERS. I HAVE NO PITY FOR YOU AND THE LIKES OF YOU. MAY YOU ROT IN HELL

  10. @ tawa kalitu or wht ever u called ur name. u must be mad ok. people from ur dirty tribe is the real drug dealer. fooool. shame on u and ur entire generation. lazy coward.

  11. @tawa talitu-boko haram……i’m pretty sure u have no idea of the magnitude of gross decimation of souls committed @d instance of ur God4saken brodas since 2009 up2 last weekend in Borno & Yobe.u wouldn’t knw wat d indigenes of d both states are passing through at the moment as a result of d incessant unending massacre that has bedeviled these pple….u are a complete tribal bigot&unrepentant typical Nigerian 4 sowing a seed discord & disunity.aragbagbuokwa gi nga ahu…!onye iberibe dika gi.God help ur soul…………

  12. @Richard,I agree with you but,if the government do that,it will give room for other people like him,who are cooking such evil plans in their heart.But this will also serve as a lesson to other people.igbo guys should take life simple,their quest for quick money is on the high send.i respect some young Igbo guys who work tirelessly with their hands to make money.We know igbos to be great at businesses in those days,but now adays,is all about drug trafficking,Europe by road,risking their lives in the dessert,what a risk.Anyways,my advise to him,is to seek God,cos his heaven is sure,if he can make use of this opportunity wisely.i wish you safe journey ik,what a good looking guy.Great loss.

  13. Non is righteous, no not one. If the killer things he is righteous, he should kill whta he can’t create. judgment is awaiting all of us..!!!

  14. We all no that even in most Asian countries if you are caught smuggling drug the penalty is death. Igbo guys will never listen, Go well brother.

  15. I don’t know why people do not learn from other people’s mistakes. Success does not come easy but by hard work. Those people in his village who are expecting him to come home and errect what they term “Mansion” should now have a rethink. He knows the price of the risk he was taking if he gets caught. No pity. To those who are blaming Ibo people, you are lesser human beings. The people who started drug trade in Nigeria are the Yorubas. In the guise of performing Hajj, the carry drugs to Mecca and when they come back, started swimming in money and start answering Alhajis and Alhajas. Do you know how many of them that were caught and sentensed in Mecca?. That aside, Nigerians worship money no matter how ill gotten the money is obtained. If some luminaries should hold a church service and huge party for a big crook like Bode Thomas after he came out of jail for stealing billions of Naira, now you tell me where that country is heading to. The rot is all over the place. It does not reside with one tribe.

  16. what is wronge with u nigerians. It seems u have no love among u. Adress the issue with one voice as a nation. Stop fighting urselfs. What happend has happened it is no ones fault even ik.nigerians are not united i think. Even the presidents do the business…i wish i can help ik to live.

  17. Igbo people are the people spoiling nigeria passport all over Asia countries, stop doing this useless business for goodness sake, you no the risk of it and u people keep doing it, may God forgive ur soul bcos u cost ur dead urself?

    • PLEASE SHUT YOUR FRONT TEETH , MRS ELEYIN OKO, PLEASE DO NOT BE RACIST, BECAUSE DEALING WITH DRUG HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH TRIBE , IT CAN BE ANYBODY. RECENTLY TWO ENGLISH LADY WAS CAUGHT WITH COCAIN IN TAILAND, AND THERE WAS AN OLD LAD FROM OSHOGBO THAT WAS CAUGHT IN CANADA , HIDING THE DRUG ON HER WIG, AND THE CUSTOM HAS TO CUT THEM AND BROUGHT OU ALL THE DRUG ON HER HEAD, HOW ABOUT THE YORUBA LADY THAT WAS CAUGHT IN DUBAI RECENTLY.

  18. So sad….i feel 4 ik lord have mercy, nigerians should be careful in money making to save dis country(nigeria) from shame. Vietnan Govt should kill ik they wil never no peace, why not 5yrs inporsioment or so etc?…no peace 4 d wicked(vietnan Govt)

  19. IF THIS MAN WAS NOT CAUGHT , AND HE SUCCEED IN SELLING THE DRUG, AND COME BACK TO NIGERIA, HE WOULD THEN SAID HE HAS BECOME A RICH PASTOR , HE WOULD USE THE MONEY TO BUILD A CHURCH , THEN JUMPING UP AND DOWN AND SAY , SEE WHAT JAMES HAS DONE , IT IS BECAUSE OF THAT PRAYER, SINGING WITH AWON ODEDIRAN , OH BABA TI SEO , O TI SE O , WITHOUT TELLING PEOPLE WHAT HE HAS DONE THROUGH THE KEY HOLE.

  20. Everytime things like this happens,we always use the government as an excuse!If this young guy had invested half of the resources he expended to travel out of this country here in Nigeria,I am sure he would be better off.Desperate guys spend fortune just to travel to countries where u don’t have liberty as u have here in our country and engage in all kinds of shady activities to make money.I don’t pity them because those countries have laws guiding them and ignorance is not an excuse.So where there is no law,there’s no sin.Let’s do what projects the image of this country in good light and not jeopardise the life of those good hardworking Nigerians in the diaspora ccos most of them are subjected to some level of maltreatments due to the stupidity of few desperate Nigerians who can do just anything to make money.The change starts with you and I and make this country a better place.

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