Nigerian drug suspect shot dead by police in Indonesia

A Nigerian suspected of trafficking in drugs has been shot dead by the police in Indonesia for allegedly resisting arrest.

Indonesian Narcotic officials displaying the drugs got from the dead suspect

According to Jakarta Post, the deceased suspect identified as Douglas Hope Onyebuchi, aka Kabaka, was killed in Tanah Tinggi, Central Jakarta on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

The Jakarta Police Chief, Insp. Gen. M. Iriawan who confirmed the incident, said the police shot Onyebuchi who was a suspect in a drug smuggling case in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta.

Insp. Gen. Iriawan added that the police had coordinated an operation with the Directorate General of Customs and Excise to track Onyebuchi and his Indonesian wife, Yani Andriani, after being suspected of smuggling a package containing two kilograms of methamphetamine from Guangzhou, China.

The statement from the police chief reads:

“Some drugs were shipped from Guangzhou, disguised in pairs of sandals. We later followed the shipment to Jl. Cengkir Raya in Kelapa Gading.

The police had seen Andriani watching the package being placed inside one of the rooms in the dorm house. We watched her for two days until we concluded that she was a suspect.

The police proceeded to arrest Andriani. Further investigations led police to another location on Jl. Maladewa in Tanah Tinggi, where Kabaka was hiding.

During his arrest, he fought back and tried to grab one of the officers’ guns. Therefore, we had no choice but to take him down.”

This is not the first time Nigerians suspected of trafficking in drugs had either been killed in extra-judicial circumstances by the police in Indonesia and other Asian countries but for how will Nigerians continue flouting the laws of other lands?

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