Pregnant Nigerian Woman Faces Life Sentence

I cross posted this @ The AfroSpear.

The Times have reported that Samantha Orobator, the Nigerian girl from London, has been given a life sentence for alledgely smuggling drugs 680grams of heroin into the country.

Samantha in custody at her trial this week Samantha in custody at her trial this week 

 Excerpt from The Times:

Survivors of Phanthong prison, where Orobator has been held since August, recently described the horrors of incarceration in the notorious jail where malnutrition, disease, abuse and torture are part of everyday life.

More description of the horrors that lie ahead

Kay Danes, an Australian who survived ten months in the same cell block where Ms Orobator is being held, said: “If she goes into early labour or starts miscarrying, nobody will come however much she screams,” she said.

“I’ve heard all the prisoners yelling at the top of their lungs, shouting for the guards when one of the inmates was dying, and nobody comes. Nobody ever comes.”

Samantha Orobator is due to give birth in October. There is a possibility that she may be extradited to the UK to serve out her sentence.

Edit @ 13.20PM: The Guardian is reporting that if moved to the UK for the case, she may be eligible to be out in a few years as it is her first offence and the defence of duress may apply.

Stay tuned at Afrospear for more news of the story as it develops.


9 thoughts on “Pregnant Nigerian Woman Faces Life Sentence

  1. There’s a long discussion going on about this on a Black British message board. Interesting viewpoints.

  2. mmmm well i hope she gets to come back to the uk. britain deports people all the time so thats what they should do. plus her unborn child – what will happen to the unborn child

  3. Oh it breaks my heart!!! I am an innocent traveller and she is the reason why guards go on a mission and search me up, you know as a black person no matter how innocent you are, some people will assume that we are all drug peddlers, we all suffer for her actions and those who take 3 grand for tha pleasure of a jail sentance.
    Nobody said travelling while black was easy, i only travel to countries with a majority black population, did you hear about the black guy who was held in thailand for 3 months for demanding “what the fuck is going on!” after he was held in a cell with no reason after 5 hours.

    Sorry as i am no one should be dumb enough to smuggle drugs, she is not a 10 year old, now she’s pregnant with some man’s child. she has only her own stupidity to blame.

  4. Wow, life in prison is a really harsh sentence, especially in a place like that. However, I have mixed feelings. People like this woman are why Black women are constantly harassed by customs agents in airports.

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