Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court Ibadan, on Wednesday sentenced one Saheed Adeyemi to seven months imprisonment for trafficking 2.5 kg of Cannabis Sativa popularly known as Indian Hemp.
Ayo-Emmanuel said that Adeyemi was convicted based on evidence before the court and his admission of guilt.
The judge said that his jail term started from the date he was first arrested while all the exhibits found on him were forfeited to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Mr Olusola Bamidele, counsel to the convict, had prayed the court to temper justice with mercy, taking cognizance of the fact that his client was the bread winner of the family.
Earlier, Mr Raphael Himinkaiye, counsel to the NDLEA in Oyo had informed the court that the convict was facing a one-count charge bordering on unlawful dealing in Indian hemp.
According to the prosecutor, Adeyemi committed the crime on Dec. 1, 2017, at Alekuso area of Ibadan.
Himinkaiye said that the convict was found in possession of a sack concealed with 2.5 kg of the illicit drug.
He told the court that the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act Cap 30 Law of the Federation 2004.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that anybody convicted under the above stated Act risked a maximum life imprisonment. (NAN)
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