A Nigerian, Mr Adili Chibuike Ejike, earlier sentenced to death for importing nearly two-kilogramme of methamphetamine, has been set free by Singaporean Supreme Court and released with no outstanding charges.
The Nigeria High Commission in Singapore, in a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said “a three-member panel that delivered the judgment was led by the Chief Justice of Singapore, Sundaresh Menon”.
The letter was signed by head of Mission in Singapore, High Commissioner Akinremi Bolaji.
The mission said that Ejike’s freedom from death by hanging by the court made history as the first time such a decision was made in a case involving a Nigerian.
Ejike was arrested in November 2011 and has since been behind bars till May 2019 when he was discharged and acquitted.
The letter partly read: “The High Commission affirmed that the prosecution had failed to establish that Ejike knew that the drug bundles in his suitcase were in his possession.