Three drug traffickers to share 39 months in prison

Three drug traffickers are to spend the next 39 months in jail, Justice Joyce Abdumaleek of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, has ruled.

The trio — Dele Akanmu, Afeez Akeem and Ibrahim Mohammed – was convicted of trafficking in 6.270 kg of Hemp.

Abdulmaleek, in three separate judgments, said the court convicted them based on the evidence before it and their pleas of guilt.

“In order to serve as a deterrent to others, Akanmu is sentenced to three months in prison, Akeem is sentenced to one year in prison and Mohammed is sentenced to two years in prison.

“The sentences start from the date of arrest of the convicts,” the judge said.

Earlier, Mr Musbau Olapade, counsel to the accused, had urged the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing them.

Olapade said the accused had learnt their lessons and would not go back to drug trafficking.

Mr Raphael Himinkaiye, counsel to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), told the court that Akanmu, Akeem and Mohammed were arrested at different spots in Ibadan between March 30 and May 18.

The prosecutor said Akanmu was apprehended with 270 grammes, Akeem was picked up with 1.5 kg and Mohammed was caught with 4.5 kg of Hemp.

The offence contravened Section 11 (C ) of the NDLEA Act, Laws of the Federation 2004.

SOURCE

thenigerialawyer.com

06 July, 2017

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