Justice Uche Agomoh of the Ibadan Division of the Federal High Court on Friday sentenced a 40-year-old drug dealer, Ahmeed Tijani, to two years’ imprisonment for trafficking 30kg of marijuana.
Delivering judgment, Ms Agomoh held that she convicted and sentenced Mr Tijani based on the evidence made available to court by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The judge, however, noted that she considered the convict’s plea that the court should temper justice with mercy in sentencing him being a first-time offender.
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The judge consequently sentenced Mr Tijani beginning from the date he was first arrested.
Ms Agomoh warned the convict to be of good behaviour henceforth, because the full wrath of the law would be applied against him if rearrested for any form of crime.
The NDLEA counsel, D.O. Otunla, had told the court that the convict was arraigned on one count charge of unlawful dealing in drugs.
Mr Otunla explained that Mr Tijani was arrested by NDLEA operatives on August 1 at Idiroko Village, Akinyele local government area in Ibadan.
The prosecutor added that after a thorough search, the operatives uncovered a sack weighing 30kg of the Indian hemp.
Mr Otunla stated that the offence contravened section 11 (C ) of the NDLEA Act Cap. No.30 Law of the Federation 2004.