Two Federal High Courts sitting in Lagos and Ogun states have sentenced six drug traffickers to a total of 156 years imprisonment for offences bordering on drug dealing, transportation and conspiracy filed against them by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this on Tuesday, said worst hit was a 27-year-old drug dealer, Ahmed Abdulsabur, who was arrested in 2022 and prosecuted in the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, presided over by Hon Justice Joyce Obehi Abdulmalik.
He said Justice Abdulmalik, while delivering judgment on the six-count charge brought against Abdulsabur, sentenced him to 10 years in prison on each count.
In a similar ruling, Justice Abdulmalik sentenced another dealer, Olumide Elegbede (32), to 20 years jail term, 10 years for each of the two charges brought against him.
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At the Federal High Court in Lagos, where the quartet of Okechukwu Umeh; Lanre Adebayo; Adigun Adeshina and Emmanuel Omijeh were arraigned on three counts, Justice Akintayo Aluko, on Thursday, March 16, convicted and sentenced each of them to five years on count one; seven years each on counts two and three.
While the judge ruled that the sentences should run concurrently, he also gave the four convicts the option of paying N20m in lieu of the jail terms.
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