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Lagos court sentences uniquely-enabled man to four months imprisonment for illicit drug dealing

Lagos court sentences uniquely-enabled man to four months imprisonment for illicit drug dealing

A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a uniquely-enabled man Ndubuisi Chinedu to four months in prison for unlawfully dealing in Cannabis Sativa, popularly known as marijuana.

 

Justice Rilwan Aikawa pronounced the jail term on the 21-year-old convict on Wednesday, October 28, after he pleaded guilty to a count charge of unlawful dealing in 1.6 kilograms of marijuana, leveled against him by the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

 

Prior to the sentence, the defendant, who elected to represent himself, pleaded to be given a second chance.

Ruling on Chinedu’s allocutus, Justice Aikawa gave him an option of N50,000, fine.

Earlier, NDLEA counsel Jeremiah Aernan told the court that Chinedu was arrested on August 8, 2020, at Lekki Phase 1 in Lagos, while hawking the substance.

 

The prosecutor told the court that the offence contravened Section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act, 2004.

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