31-year-old Man Bags Four Years In Jail For Drug Trafficking
Uchenna Unachukwu, a 31-year-old man, was on Tuesday sentenced by a Federal High Court in Lagos to four years imprisonment for trafficking in 21.7kg of hemp.
Justice Ayokunle Faji sentenced Unachukwu who pleaded guilty to a count charge of drug trafficking.
Faji held that the sentence should start from the date of the convict’s arrest.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr. Jeremiah Aernan, told the court that Unachukwu committed the offense on July 9 at Iddo Motor Park in Lagos State.
Aernan said that the defendant was arrested on a tip-off. He tendered some documents in evidence.
The documents include Unachukwu’s written statement, a drug analysis form, a request for scientific aid form, and a remnant of hemp.
The court admitted and marked them as exhibits.
Aernan then urged the court to convict and sentence Unachukwu based on his plea and evidence by the prosecution.
The Newsmen reports that trafficking in hemp contravenes Section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act of 2004.
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