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Man jailed three months for drug peddling

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced a 32-year-old man, Shola Adewuyi, to three months imprisonment for dealing in 33.3g of hemp.

The convict faced a charge of dealing in restricted narcotics, brought against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA )

Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo sentenced Adewuyi after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Oguntoyinbo held that the accused was guilty as charged.

“You are hereby sentenced to three months imprisonment, beginning from the date of your arrest,’’she said.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 22 at Coker Estate, Shasha Egbeda, Lagos.

He said the accused was caught with about 33.3 g of Cannabis Sativa, popularly known as hemp.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened the provisions of Section 11 (c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap. N30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

In his review of the facts of the case, Aernan tendered in evidence a written statement of the accused, the hemp, a request for scientific aid form and a drug analysis form as exhibits.

The court, accordingly, admitted and marked them as exhibits.

Before his sentence, the accused had begged the court to temper justice with mercy, promising that he would never commit such crime again if pardoned.

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