In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, October, 2020

Nigerian Man, Two Others Sentenced To 10 Years Imprisonment For Drug Possession In India

Nigerian Man, Two Others Sentenced To 10 Years Imprisonment For Drug Possession In India

Chukwu Simon Obinna,

The convicts

A Nigerian nationwide and his two Indian accomplices have been jaield in India.

A particular courtroom for unique trial of instances below NDPS act in Chennai convicted and sentenced them to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for the possession of narcotic substances.

In response to Instances of India, the three accused, Chukwu Simon Obinna, 30, Okay Kumaresan, 26 and C Arun Diwakar, 33, had been arrested close to an house in Porur in 2018, for the possession of the narcotic substances.

In response to the prosecution, SRMC police acquired a tip off about alternate of Narcotics in Porur and on December 17, 2018, they apprehended the trio close to an house advanced.

Police discovered the trio to be in possession of psychotropic and narcotic substances of their baggage, which that they had deliberate to promote. Police seized 220 grams of ecstasy capsules, 18 grams of Cocaine, eight grams of MDMA, 9 gram of Meth from them.

In response to investigating officers, Obinna had come to India on an employment visa. His modus operandi to broaden his enterprise was allegedly to produce medication to vacationers in Goa earlier than luring them to hitch him as brokers. That was how Kumaresan and Diwakar grew to become a part of the drug community.

When the case got here for trial on October eight, the counsel for the accused contended that their shoppers aren’t responsible and argued that there have been irregularities within the arrest and lack of clear proof.

Among the many many arguments, the counsel for the accused submitted that unbiased witnesses weren’t cited by the prosecution and the identical may be very a lot deadly to the case prosecution.

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The Decide, nevertheless noticed from the data that the scene of crime is a service street and held that for the mere motive of non manufacturing of unbiased witnesses the case of the prosecution can’t be rejected.

“The oral testimony of official witnesses can’t be disbelieved. When the proof of seizure officer is credible, non manufacturing of unbiased witnesses isn’t deadly to the prosecution,”
Decide V Thenmozhe acknowledged.

The courtroom additional noticed that persons are usually reluctant to present proof in a legal case on the bottom that it could invite issues and expose them to nice danger.

“Although the responsibility of the citizen is to help the State to set the legal regulation in movement as to fee of an offence and adduce proof in favour of prosecution, there is no such thing as a efficient mechanism to offer security to them,” extra district decide, V Thenmozhe acknowledged.

The courtroom additionally imposed a superb on the accused- Rs three lakh on the Nigeria nationwide and Arun Diwakar and a superb of Rs four lakh on Kumaresan.

In the meantime, it was gathered that Obinna had sought deportation to Nigeria however it was denied.

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