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Drugs: FG Reacts To Hanging Of Obioha By Singapore

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The Federal Government has reacted to the execution of Mr Chijoke Obioha by Singapore authorities for reportedly being caught with hard drugs.

Reacting to the killing of Mr Obioha, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, described it as heart-breaking.

In a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun in Abuja, she said it was obvious that Singapore is determined to enforce its laws as a deterrent to drug trafficking, nothing much can be achieved with repeated appeals.

According to Channels TV, Dabiri-Erewa noted that drug peddling and abuse has reduced in Singapore because of its stringent laws and added that Nigerians are the ones to warn themselves against committing such crimes, especially in their host communities.

“While we regret the death sentence passed on the Nigerian, we once again appeal to Nigerians to avoid crimes like drug trafficking with most countries especially in Asia declaring zero tolerance for drug trafficking.”

There had been appeals by various organisations including Amnesty International for the world to come to the aid of Mr Obioha after the Singaporean government announced it was taking the action on November 18.

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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