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Published On: Tue, May 13th, 2014

Court jails seven for drug dealing in Oyo

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Justice Ayo Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Adeoyo, Ibadan, on Tuesday sentenced seven men to various jail terms for unlawful dealing in Indian hemp.

The seven convicts who were sentenced in seven separate judgments, were Wale Bakare, Abdulahi Danbuzu, Taofeek Gbadero, Mustafa Bello, Emmanuel Alani, Rahaman Salami and Ismaila Akorede.

Mr. Ayokunle Morakinyo, counsel to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said the convicts were arraigned by the Agency for unlawful dealing in Indian hemp.

He said that the convicts were separately picked up between January and April at different locations in Oyo State, adding that they were caught with the substances weighing between 1.4kg and 19kg.

Sentencing the accused person, the judge said they had earlier pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against them.

“The convicts shall in addition to their various jail terms, forfeit the money found on them at the time of their arrest.

“The money shall be paid into the Federation Account.

“You are all warned to desist from further engaging in crime after your jail terms, for I shall not be lenient with you if you are brought before me again,’’ Emmanuel said.

The convicts bagged jail terms ranging from six months to two and half years.

He said that the offence contravened Section 11 (C) of the NDLEA Act, No. 30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. (NAN)

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