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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Photos: Chijioke Obioha to be executed in a few hours after Appex Court dismissed last minute appeal filed by his lawyer

Nigerian man, Chijoke Stephen Obioha, who came to Singapore for a football trial, is set to be hung early tomorrow morning after the Court of Appeal dismissed an Urgent Criminal Motion filed by his lawyer, Mr Joseph Chen, today, November 17th. 
 
Chijioke has been taken to the prison and it's believed no one from his family is there to visit him or arrange his funeral.
 
Chijoke was first arrested in 2007 and sentenced to the Mandatory Death Penalty in 2008 after being found guilty of trafficking more than 2kg of Cannabis. His execution tomorrow will bring and end to possibly the longest delay between sentencing and execution. Chijoke has spent almost 8 years on death row and more than 9 years behind bars.

The Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign member, Mr Ravi, who is assisting Mr Joseph with the research for the case, shared that Singapore's Apex Court had dismissed the motion in a Facebook post. The post was published 7 hours ago, after the Court begun to hear the case.

"The court of appeal has dismissed Chijioke's constitutional challenge on the ground that Article 9(1) of Singapore's constitution does not prohibit cruel and inhuman punishment and degrading treatment as previously held in the case of Yong Vui Kong in 2010," Mr Ravi wrote.

"The court was not prepared to review its previous decision despite changes to the mandatory death penalty regime in 2012 and failed to consider the evolving standards of customary international law that prohibit cruel and inhumane and degrading treatment. We have to live with another judgement that says that the Singapore constitution allows cruel and inhumane punishment and degrading treatment. What was most disturbing was despite the court having put on notice that Chijioke's counsel was only instructed yesterday , the court repeatedly kept asking why this application was made at the 11th hour. Chijioke is now being led to the prison to be executed in less then 11 hours . I understand that no one from his family is here to visit him or arrange his funeral. Another case of the death penalty being disproportionately imposed on the poor and the disadvantaged." Mr Ravi added.

His imminent execution drew condemnation from International Organizations and local civil society groups. As this article went to press, the United Nations, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Amnesty International, the European Union, and the Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign.

Chijoke had consistently maintained his innocence - to the point that he initially turned down a chance for re-sentencing for fear that it may be perceived as an admission of guilt. Some have also raised the issue of Chijoke being executed for Marijuana - a substance that is being legalised, for both medicinal and recreational purposes, in many cities and countries around the world.

"Chijioke has endured more than 9 punishing years in prison. He has been detained not for the purposes of treatment nor rehabilitation but for the purposes of awaiting execution," Mr Ravi wrote in a earlier Facebook post. "He has faced unprecedented mental anguish. Changes to the law in 2012 gave him a glimmer of hope but this was again snatched away from him. To our knowledge, Chijioke’s case is possibly the longest delay of an execution in Singapore’s history till today."

Source: Mr Ravi MRavi/Facebook/Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign/The Online Citizen.

40 comments:

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Jee nke oma! It's well

livingstone chibuike said...

I feel terrible about dis

Niyi Daramola said...

its well

okay ooo



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freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Freeborn wept eww freeborn wept again. IS THERE NO GOD AGAIN HUH? SO GOD CAN'T U SAVE THIS HARD WORKING INNOCENT GUY HUH? tell me why i will not speak against terrorivtlbgoari scam evil government with this kind of new. See how Nigeria future leaders are perishing why TERRORIST BUHARI IS BUSY TRAVELING AROUND LIKE A TOURIST AND BE BLAMING JONATHAN OF SOME THING HE DID WELL. BUHARI U ARE A DEFINITION OF SATAN IN HUMAN FORM. Nigeria is not suppose to be called a country. MY BROTHER IT IS WELL WITH UR SOUL THE GOD OF FREE8ON IS WITH U UR SPIT WILL NOT ALLOW NIGERIA SO CALLED LEADERS TO HAVE PEACE because if they are good u would have not be in this mess.FREEBORN WEPT AGAIN AN AGAIN

























#sad indeed

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

So sad!


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freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Freeborn wept eww freeborn wept again. IS THERE NO GOD AGAIN HUH? SO GOD CAN'T U SAVE THIS HARD WORKING INNOCENT GUY HUH? tell me why i will not speak against terrorivtlbgoari scam evil government with this kind of new. See how Nigeria future leaders are perishing why TERRORIST BUHARI IS BUSY TRAVELING AROUND LIKE A TOURIST AND BE BLAMING JONATHAN OF SOME THING HE DID WELL. BUHARI U ARE A DEFINITION OF SATAN IN HUMAN FORM. Nigeria is not suppose to be called a country. MY BROTHER IT IS WELL WITH UR SOUL THE GOD OF FREE8ON IS WITH U UR SPIT WILL NOT ALLOW NIGERIA SO CALLED LEADERS TO HAVE PEACE because if they are good u would have not be in this mess.FREEBORN WEPT AGAIN AN AGAIN

























#sad indeed

FRESH said...

Who sent him to go traffic in narcotics? I have no single pity for him.

Odibe Blessing said...

Oh God please save him...why will their government be d one to execute him,dey shld him back to us.God pls help him.

white Berry said...

What a lost. God have mercy

Anonymous said...

I feel he'll be pandon 😢

Juliet Iwuno said...

Too bad! Linda take note!

Eazzy Pompey said...

OMG. This sad news oo

Eazzy Pompey said...

OMG. This sad news oo

Uju Phil said...

Such a life... It's a pity! Hope others like him retrace their evil steps. Can't imagine the pains he caused his family. #ItWell

Gift Lawrence said...

Nawaoooo

Anonymous said...

The way people take life baffles me... As if they can create one

Anonymous said...

Knowing the date and time he is going to die makes him dead already. Rest in peace in advance

Robertfuller1961 Tosintosin said...

Very touching

Anonymous said...

Very touching

Ola-Fagbohun said...

Sad indeed... I pray thy soul the Lord keepeth. Amen

ASAMPOKOTO said...

Asian countries are the absolute worst. especially when black people are involved.they never give thema fair trial. ever.
and executing someone for common weed is just inhumane. like weed though , thats legal in a lot of places

Nigeria said...

what a wasted life.. so sad

Anonymous said...

Isn't the 9 years in prison already enough punishment? The Singaporean government i committing murder and using their constitution to justify it.

Emeka Chukwurah said...

Quite a sad one. RIP

Rachelosayi@gmail.com said...

Nawa o,this is so heartbreaking I'm short of words God pls do something before dawn

bcmaureen said...

God is in control

Anonymous said...

Chai make them temper justice with mercy,dis guy don already waste 9yrs behind bars,bikonu Singapore presdo....God of miracle pls intervene,do wot You do best oh God,judge this case...


Oh I miss babangida m abacha regime,who knws d worth of a citizen jst lik d United States... many of our brothers n sisters re perishing on death roll in many countries

bleschuks said...

Your prayers will go a long way for him.I know that our God is not asleep.pls all of u start praying for him.God bless all.

YASIR said...

When jonathan was there what did he do to help the poor boy , instead he was busy lobbying for the release of umar faruk muttalab since his father his an important first bank chairman. Don"t be surprised he might not be in jail as we speak.


Another thing , he was convicted around the same time as yoruba actress who carried cocaine while here in nigeria she got a fine of 1million as sentence over there he got death for something that was planted in his bag by a so called helper

badmos olanrewaju said...

Illiteracy is a disease continue to be sad till eternity

chioma ozuma said...

So heartbreaking...kai

Anonymous said...

I feel like they should banish him from Singapore but not kill him. Why cant they just deport him to Nigeria. Terrible Asians! racist people. Instead of Nigerian government to intervene and do something! useless government!!! If they do execute him then....say your last prayers and God will accept your soul in heaven.

OSINANL said...

Ewwww...
Too bad

Olamide Adesanya said...

His family already knw his kind of business afterall they've all been enjoying his evil wealth. Let them deal with the reality.

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MAHMUD ABUBAKAR said...

I think there is more to his case than just Cannabis.

Jamila Shaibu said...

But still dey will not learn their lesson

Vivian Reginalds said...

RIP
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

You're a fool. You have no pity for a country man that will be robbed of his life for possession of marijuana that people smoke around on the street on Nigeria. You're a heartless fool.

Franklyn said...

@Freeborn.. i now know that you are a complete FOOL with Capital letters and thers nothing in ur brain.. how did your parents give birth to you.. He was arrested in 2007. why did the previous administration not do anything since 2007 - 2014 (7 good yrs).. Idiot .. fool of a Took.. i blame your parents not u...

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