by Oge Okonkwo
A 37-year-old Nigerian student, Uchenna Onuzulike, has been sentenced to twelve years in jail and ten strokes of the cane by the High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia for possession of 90.99 grammes of drugs in Subang Jaya two years ago.
According to Malay Mail Online.com, the sentenced was passed down on Mr. Uchenna after he pleaded guilty to the alternative charge by Judge Datuk Abdul Alim Abdullah and was ordered to serve his sentence from the date of his arrest.
Onuzulike, was charged after he was caught with 80.59g of heroin and 10.4g of morphine, in two boxes of scooter roller board ready to be sent abroad at a delivery company, Traxenim Corp Sdn Bhd, at Jalan USJ 10/1 Subang Jaya at 1.30pm on May 24, 2011.
He was initially charged with drug trafficking, an offence which is punishable by death if found guilty.
However, he pleaded guilty of the alternative charge of possession of drugs , represented by deputy public prosecutor Harris Ong Mohd Jeffery Ong.