Iryn Namubiru who is in a Japanese cell in Tokyo could face life imprisonment or the death sentence if obtained information is something to go by. Snoops can reveal that according to Japanese laws, drug trafficking is a capital offence punishable by the death sentence.
The ‘Nkuweki’ star was arrested two days ago and is still detained after she was allegedly found in possession of pellets stashed inside matooke.
“Investigations are going on to establish the truth. But her situation does not look pretty at the moment.” A source said. Namubiru has however maintained her innocence and has since claimed that the matooke she was arrested with had been given to her by a person in Uganda to deliver it to their relatives in Japan.
The source further added; “Iryn says she had had no knowledge of what she was carrying”. However our correspondents in Japan claim police are following up on leads that Iryn has previously travelled with the same suspicious peeled matooke. This has happened for three times though she always got away with it until her luck run out last week.
It should be noted that on May 14th 2011, High Court in Japan handed a death sentence to a Ugandan identified as Emmanuel whom they found guilty of drug trafficking. He was found with 427.9gm of Metamphetamine and 14,256.8gm of cannabis.
In the same year 25th October, the High court also convicted Takeuchi, 39, a Japanese woman of the same crime of drug trafficking.
As you read this, Iryn’s Manager Thaddeus Mubiru who has still refused to talk to the press has been seen frequently seeking help from the government officials.