sentenced a 23-year-old deaf and dumb man, Abbas Ahmed to five years
imprisonment for selling Indian hemp.
Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr Ofoyeju Mitchell, said that
Ahmed was arrested by the police on February 5, 2014.
He was picked up along Agege motor
park road, Lagos while dealing in cannabis, a narcotic drug similar to
cocaine contrary to and punishable under Section 11(c) of the National
Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Act Cap N30 Laws of the Federation
of Nigeria 2001.
services of an interpreter by the court to communicate with him, Abbas
recently pleaded guilty as charged, and the prosecuting counsel,
Barrister Jeremiah Aernan, asked to court to apply the punishment
prescribed by the law.
0.7 grams at Oniru Estate, Lekki Ajah Lagos by patriotic youths in
transferred to the NDLEA where he was charged to court for unlawful
dealing in cocaine contrary to and punishable under the NDLEA Act.
Both convicts pleaded with court to temper justice with mercy, considering their ages and for being first time offenders.
said cocaine trafficking was an international crime that had smeared the
reputation of the country and must be seriously dealt with. He
therefore sentenced each convict to five years in jail.
commended the youths that arrested Adebowale, and urged of the public
not to fold their hands while drug traffickers were making the society
unsafe and insecure.