A 35 year-old-man, Isa Yusuf has been sentenced to three months imprisonment for possessing illicit drugs by a Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Yusuf was said to have committed the offence on March 10, 2018 at Dadinkowa village, along Poly Road, Ado-Ekiti.
The counsel to the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), Mr Charles Nwagua told the court that that the accused on the said date without lawful authority possessed 500 grammes of Cannabis Sativa, a Narcotic drugs similar to cocaine Heroin and LSD.
The offence, according to Nwagua contravened Section 19 of the NDLEA, Act. Cap N30, Laws of Federation of Nigeria. 2004.
Delivering her judgement, Justice Uche Agomoh said the counsel to the defendant pleaded for leniency as the accused didn’t waste the court’s time by admitting to crime.
“The defendant appeared very remorseful on every of his appearance in court during his trial.
“The court therefore found you guilty and convict you accordingly.”
Agomoh therefore sentenced him to three months imprisonment with hard labour.
She said it would serve the defendant a lesson and also as deterrent to others engaging in illicit drugs trafficking.
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