Drug trafficking: Nigerian footballer jailed 8-years in Cambodia

Exchanging drugs for money

A 30-year-old Nigerian man, Francis Ihenwe Oderah, who claimed to be a footballer in Cambodia has been sentenced to 8 years in jail and fined 40 million riel (about $10,000) for drug trafficking.

According to DailyMail, Oderah was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Choam Chao commune in January with about 100 grams of meth in his possession.

The accused, during his hearing on June 7 by Judge Svay Tonh in Phnom Penh Municipal Court, reportedly admitted to have acted as a delivery man, insisting he was not a drug dealer.

In his ruling on Tuesday, Tonh ordered that the accused carry out his sentence in Prey Sar prison, where he had been detained since his arrest in January.


The Judge said, “Three phones and a passport taken from the defendant upon his arrest would be returned.”



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