Nigerian footballer jailed for drug trafficking in Cambodia


A 30-year-old Nigerian man, Francis Ihenwe Oderah, who claimed to be a footballer in Cambodia has been sentenced to 8 years in imprisonment and fined 40 million riel (about $10,000) for drug trafficking.

DailyMail reported that Oderah was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Choam Chao commune in January with about 100 grams of meth in his possession.

The accused on June 7 during his hearing by Judge Svay Tonh in Phnom Penh Municipal Court, reportedly admitted to have acted as a delivery man, insisting he was not a drug dealer.

In his ruling on Tuesday, Tonh ordered that the accused carry out his sentence in Prey Sar prison, where he had been detained since his arrest in January.

“Three phones and a passport taken from the defendant upon his arrest would be returned”, he judge said.

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Source:: PM Newspaper