A Nigerian man identified as Adili Ejike, escaped death by hanging by the whisker following the Supreme Court judgement in Singapore.
The Nigerian man who escaped death by hanging in Singapore, had earlier been convicted for drug-related offences. The Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Ministry in Abuja who confirmed that the Supreme Court Judgement in its statement on Wednesday, said;
“Mr Adili Chibuike Ejike earlier sentenced to death for importing nearly two-kilogramme of methamphetamine has been granted an acquittal by Singapore’s 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’.
“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.”