Nigerian soccer player dragged to court for delivering drugs in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Photo)
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court Cambodia, yesterday, June 7, heard the case of a self-described Nigerian footballer allegedly nabbed and arrested with 100 grams of methamphetamine in the country’s capital Choam Chao commune in January.
During the short hearing, the 30-year-old Nigerian national Francis Ihenwe Oderah, pleaded guilty to the act adding that his role in the crime was the delivery man. He further pleaded for mercy as he was not the dealer.
Read his confession: “A woman called me to receive the drugs from a motodop and then bring those drugs to customers, promising to give me $50. When I got the drugs, I brought them to her customers near a petrol station in Choam Chao and the police arrested me,”
Oderah said in a statement to police, which was read aloud in court and confirmed by Oderah himself. Oderah said he knew the woman only over the phone, and had been put in touch with her by a Nigerian friend.
When the court examined the 100 grams of meth, its results showed that it contained about 72 per cent purity.
Recognizing his wrong, Oderah solicited for release, saying “I know I was wrong to break the law”.
The final hearing as well judgment will be performed in July.
Posted by Razyblaze Gist at 7:18pm