Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Home news Feeds Lagos court sentences uniquely-enabled man to four months imprisonment for illicit drug...

Lagos court sentences uniquely-enabled man to four months imprisonment for illicit drug dealing

Christopher Sam
Christopher Sam is a web designer, developer and has advanced knowledge in Search Engine Optimization, Responsive Website Design, Emails Marketing, BULK SMS Messaging, Schema Markup and a certified Google Trainer. He is a creator and editor at, an online digital platform focusing on Credible and Timely news and in Ghana.
- Advertisement -


A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a uniquely-enabled man Ndubuisi Chinedu to four months in prison for unlawfully dealing in Cannabis Sativa, popularly known as marijuana.

- Advertisement -


Justice Rilwan Aikawa pronounced the jail term on the 21-year-old convict on Wednesday, October 28, after he pleaded guilty to a count charge of unlawful dealing in 1.6 kilograms of marijuana, leveled against him by the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).


- Advertisement -

Prior to the sentence, the defendant, who elected to represent himself, pleaded to be given a second chance.

Ruling on Chinedu’s allocutus, Justice Aikawa gave him an option of N50,000, fine.

Earlier, NDLEA counsel Jeremiah Aernan told the court that Chinedu was arrested on August 8, 2020, at Lekki Phase 1 in Lagos, while hawking the substance.

- Advertisement -


The prosecutor told the court that the offence contravened Section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act, 2004.


- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Top Stories

5th GIJ Eminence Awards in pictures

The 5th edition of the GIJ Eminence Awards came off on Friday, November 20, 2020, at the Global Ovations-Hub organized by the RAD Communication...

Photos from the 2020 Ashanti High School Excellence Awards

Images from the just ended Ashanti High School Excellence Awards 2020 are out with some stunning moments captured on camera. Various student leaders, teachers and...

What to do when the NABCO Trainees Career Pathways Transition Portal is not accessible

NABCO trainee’s career pathway transition portal development started earlier last month to aid NABCO in the transitioning of trainees into Permanent employment, entrepreneurship, and...

The side effects of dyeing your hair will shock you

When permanent hair dyes were first introduced, they were found to have cancer-causing compounds. Basically, hair colouring is chemistry. The art of hair dyeing is all...