When you love money something devilish happens, something devilish springs from that root, something devilish grows and is nurtured by that love you have for money.
The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Evil things like internet fraud, armed robbery, drug trafficking, blood money, Prostitution, kidnapping and more springs from the heart of someone who loves money.
In this article Johnthewriter takes a look at some Nigerians whose desire to get rich overnight deceived and ultimately destroy them.
1. Ekene Collins Isaac
In 2015, 37-years-old, Ekene Collins Isaac was sentenced to death in Malaysia after he was found guilty of trafficking 915.6 grammes of methamphetamine.
According to reports, he was a cleaner in Nigeria.He was alleged to have swallowed the illegal drugs on a flight to Malaysia
2. Kudirat Afolabi
In April 2019, a Nigerian widow and mother of two, Kudirat Afolabi was killed in Saudi Arabia. According to reports, she was caught with drugs on her body, including her private parts.
3. Abuchi Ngwoke
Abuchi Ngwoke, 35, was sentenced to death in 2014, by a Malaysian Hight Court on a drug trafficking conviction .
According to reports, Ngwoke was arrested at a Malaysian airport in 2012 after being found with 251.66 grams of Methamphetamine.
4. Chijioke Obioha
Chijioke Obioha was arrested in Singapore in 2007 for possession of 2.6kg cannabis. He was executed in November 2016.
5 and 6. Mustafa Azmir and Jude Nnamdi Achonye
In 2017, Two Nigerian college students Mustafa Azmir and Jude Nnamdi Achonye were sentenced to death in Malaysia for trafficking 3.5 kilogrammes of methamphetamine
7. Alexis Zogbelemow
In February 2012, Alexis Zogbelemo was arrested with illegal drugs in the main arrival hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport,
In 2016, Alexis Zogbelemo was given the death penalty in Malaysia for trafficking drugs into the country.
8. Sidrey Shalod Dike
In 2018, Sidrey Shalod Dike, 46-year-old was sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Malaysia.
According to reports, he was found guilty of pushing more than 700g of drugs into the country in May 2017.
9. Chikanso Ansalem Okoli
In 2018, Chikanso Ansalem Okoli, 29, from Nigeria, and Desmond Owusu, 25, from Ghana were sentenced to death by hanging in Malaysia for drug trafficking.
10. Humphrey Jefferson Ejike
Until his sad death, Humphrey Jefferson Ejike was populary called Doctor. Ejike was arrested on August 2003, at a restaurant in Jalan Wahid Hasyim, Central Jakarta. A search conducted in his apartment allegedly came up with 1.7 kg of heroin and he was sentenced to death
11. Nonso Kingsley Okonkwo
Nonso Kingsley Okonkwo who was arrested on arrival at the Polonia Airport, Medan, Indonesia on October 25, 2003 for trafficking heroin into the country.
He was taken to a hospital where he was given drugs that made him excrete the heroin he had swallowed. He was sentenced to death and executed in 2016
12. Izuchukwu F. Ezimoha
Izuchukwu F. Ezimoha was sentenced to death in 2003 after he was arrested by Indonesian authorities for drug trafficking. A raid was conducted on his apartment in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, in July, 2002, and the police found 48 kg of heroin in the operation.Though he cried he was innocent, the judges had no mercy.
Untill his arrest and conviction, Igweh was known as an importer of clothing materials. He cried that implicated by two other suspects, Marlena and Izuchukwu Okoloaja, who later died in police custody following the torture they went through.
In his appeal for mercy, Igweh told the court that the police had at several times, electrocuted his genitals and he was forced to plead guilty to the offence. He was executed in 2016 by firing squad and his corpse was flown to Nigeria for burial.
He was given a hero’s burial in Anambra State.
He was laid to rest amid tears at his compound in Ezigbo village, Ihiala LGA of Anambra state.
Money can buy you a comfortable bed but not sleep; books but not brains; food but not appetite; a house but not a home; medicine but not good health; body guards but not peace of mind; amusements but not happiness; religion but not salvation; a passport to everywhere but not to heaven.
Let’s learn to be contended with what we have, shun crime and the mentality to get rich quick.
I round up with this Bible verse:
“Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it”. Proverbs 13:11
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