Kenyan's Drug Trafficking Trial in Malaysia Postponed

Printer-friendly versionPDF version
Judith Achieng Odoyo

The High Court in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia yesterday postponed the trial of a Kenyan woman charged with trafficking in 3,747.63 grams of syabu as she would be undergoing surgery at a hospital here.

Justice Dato’ Abdul Rahman Sebli deferred the trial of Judith Achieng Odoyo, 30, to June 27 to 29 and July 16 to 18, this year upon the request of her assigned counsel Ram Singh.

When applying for postponement, Singh informed the court that Odoyo was due to be admitted into the Likas Women’s and Children’s Hospital to undergo a surgery.

“She has been diagnosed with fibroid and her operation is due tomorrow (today),” Singh said, adding that the accused should be admitted before 12.30pm to enable the hospital authority to prepare her for the surgery.

Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Radzi Shah Abdul Razak told the court that he had no objection to the application to enable the accused to be admitted into the hospital.

The court however issued an order for Singh to tender a letter from the hospital to confirm the matter.

Singh duly tendered the letter confirming that the accused needed to be admitted to the hospital as she had been planned for elective surgery (today) to the court during its proceedings in the afternoon.

Odoyo from Kenya, allegedly trafficked the drug at the passenger examination special unit at Terminal 1 of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) about 8.45am on September 1 Read that story here: Kenyan Woman Charged With Drug Trafficking in Malaysia, Faces Mandatory Death Sentence).

She is charged under Section 39B (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which provides for the mandatory death sentence by hanging upon conviction.

The prosecution would be calling 10 witnesses to testify against Odoyo during the trial.

The accused has been remanded in custody ever since the date of her arrest since drug trafficking is a non-bailable offence.

Source: BorneoPostOnline.com

guestwho's picture
guestwho
That's justice. Drugs dealers have to be publicly hanged all around the world without any pity. The mules have to suffer the same treatment. No pity.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions to Mwakilishi.com.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Facebook Comments Box

Follow us on Twitter @mwakilishi.

Featured Article

Registration for the 2016 U.S. Diversity Visa Program, popularly known as “Green Card Lottery”, is now open. Registration opened at 12: 00pm EDT and runs through November 3rd, 2014 at 12:00pm EST.

The program is run the by U.S. State Depart...

6326 reads

Featured Article

Watch the entire “TERROR AT THE MALL” documentary, which weaves together footage from over 100 CCTV cameras from the mall and witness accounts on the September 21, 2013 terrorist attack of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. The siege left 71people dea...

5204 reads

Featured Article

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta was on Friday named the 2014 United Nations Person of the Year.

Mrs Kenyatta received the award for her efforts in the Beyond Zero campaign during the United Nations Day celebrations at Gigiri, Nairobi.

“...

1682 reads

Featured Article

An Atlanta-based Kenyan businessman took the Ice Bucket challenge Friday and donated Sh1 million to the Beyond Zero Campaign which is spearheaded by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

Mr David Karangu, the CEO of Ivory Chevy Auto Sales Company,...

1454 reads

SYNDICATED NEWS FEEDS

Aggregated Feeds