Fast Money Gone Bad: Court sentences businessman to 3 years’ imprisonment for trafficking in drugs

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Justice Kuewumi in his judgment found the accused guilty as charged and sentenced him to three years’ imprisonment.

A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a 42-year- old businessman, Ifeanyi Obori, to three years’ imprisonment for drug trafficking.

Justice Kuewumi in his judgment found the accused guilty as charged and sentenced him to three years’ imprisonment.

Kuewumi said the imprisonment period would begin from the date of the convict’s arrest.

The convict was charged with trafficking in drugs by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The NDLEA arraigned him before Justice Babs Kuewumi, where he pleaded guilty to the charge.

After his plea, the prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, reviewed the facts of the case before the court.

Aernan tendered a statement written by the convict, a request for scientific aid form, and a drug analysis form.

He also tendered the remnant of the narcotic substances found on him before the court as evidence.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the evidence were, accordingly, admitted by the court and marked as exhibits.

According to the charge sheet, the convict was said to have unlawfully engaged in trafficking of 700 g of Cannabis Sativa, also known as hemp.

He was said to have been arrested on May 17, 2017 at Orile Market in Orile-Iganmu, a suburb of Lagos, where he was trading in the narcotics.

According to the prosecution, the convict was, accordingly, arrested and charged.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the offence of drug trafficking contravenes Section 11 (c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30 Laws of the Federation, 2004. 



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