Nigeria: Two jailed for hawking hard drugs
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday convicted and sentenced a lady, Adeola Adetutu, and Godwin Johnson to two years detainment each for hawking Skushies and hard drugs.
Equity Nicholas Oweibo gave over the sentence to the pair after the two of them confessed to the different charges made against them by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Adetutu was imprisoned for a long time while Johnson was likewise condemned to two years detainment.
The principal convict was summoned on an include of unlawful managing in Skushies (a cocktail bound with Diazepam, a psychotropic substance like Cocaine and heroin) while the subsequent convict was charged for selling and unlawful managing in heroin and Methamphetamine.
The investigator, M. J. Mamza, let the court know that the lady was captured with the hard medication bound drink, on June 7, 2023, at 2, Shemoye Road, Adura Transport Stop Alagbado Region, Lagos State.
She likewise let the court know that the man was captured with the disallowed substances on May 23, 2023, at 123, Railroad by Fashina Olateju Road Mushin, Lagos State.
The examiner said the offenses committed, repudiated Segments 11 (c) of the Public Medication Policing Act Cap N30 Laws of the Alliance of Nigeria 2004.
Following the convicts’ liable request, the investigator encouraged the court to as needs be sentence them.
However, their legal advisor, Succeed Ojakovo, begged the court to treat equity with leniency in condemning his clients.
Equity Oweibo condemned the two convicts to two years detainment each.
The adjudicator anyway requested the primary convict to pay N150,000 and furthermore requested the second convict to pay N500000, in lieu of their prison term.