Court Sentences 2 Drug Traffickers To 6 Months Imprisonment Each


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Justice Dorcas Agishi of Federal High Court on Thursday sentenced two drug traffickers to six months imprisonment each.

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Justice Agishi sentenced Mansir Usman, 34 and Nuhu Samuel, 27 after they pleaded guilty to being in possession of 106gm of cannabis sativa, 0.9gm of Dizapham and 1.4gm of Tramadol.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Counsel, Mr Uche Chukwu, said the offence is punishable under the provisions of Section 19 of NDLEA Act CAP N30 Law of FRN 2004 as amended.

Delivering judgment, Justice Agishi, warned the convicts against indulging in criminal acts, which she said would only destroy their destinies and put their family members in agony and pain.

“You should know that the offence you committed can earn you 25 years in jail but because you are first time offenders and you pleaded for Mercy, l sentence both of you to only six months with an option of fine of N50,000 each.

“If any of you is caught and brought before me again, you shall not enjoy this sort of mercy again but will face stiffer penalty. So look for better things to do to help your families order than hard drugs, ” she warned.

Earlier, the judge, expressed gratitude to God for keeping her alive alongside the staff and Lawyers in her court room from the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

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