13 February 2013

Nigeria: Mechanic Jailed Two Years for Drug Dealing

Lagos — A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, sentenced a 32-year-old Mechanic to two years imprisonment for dealing on a narcotic.

The convict, Liasu Ajadi, had pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of illegal trade in cocaine.

Trial judge, Justice Benedicta Molokwu, convicted and sentenced the accused, following his guilty plea.

"In view of the plea of the accused, he is hereby convicted as charged. The accused is accordingly sentenced to two years imprisonment," the court said.

The sentence shall commence from October 22, 2010, when he was arrested.

The prosecutor, told the court, during the hearing, that the accused was arrested by officials of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in October 20, 2010 at the check point of the Murtala Mohammed international Airport, Lagos.

It added that 1.19 grammes of cocaine was recovered from the accused, as he was about to travel outside the country

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