Court Convicts Comedian Dgeneral, Other For Unlawful Dealing In Hard Drugs
Justice Daniel Osiagor of a Lagos Federal High Court, today, convicted a comedian and skit maker, Joshua Sunday, popularly called Dgeneral, for unlawful possession of 14 grams of Tramadol.
Also convicted alongside the 22 years old comedian, is Caleb Ojana William, who was was also accused of unlawful possession of 15 grams of Cannabis Sativa, popularly called marijuana.
Justice Osiagor convicted the tow men, after they pleaded guilty to a count each of unlawful posession of the banned substance, made against them by National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
NDLEA through its prosecutor, Mr. Jeremiah Aernan and N. J. Manza, had told the two convicts had on January 12, 22, at No 2B, Saula Akinlolu Orchid, Lekki, Lagos State, have in their possession the banned substance without lawful authority.
The prosecutor had told the court that the offences committed by the convicts is contrary to and punishable under section 11 (c) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ACT CAP N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
However, the Convicts counsel, Chief Lilian Omotunde leading, O. Ogunleye, pleaded with the court not to convict the two men, despite pleaded guilty to the charges.
Though, the prosecutor urged to sentence the two men as prescribed by section 356(2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015, having plea guilty to the charge an couple with the fact of the charge as reviewed by the prosecution.
But Justice Osiagor, in his judgment, while pronouncing the two men guilty of the charge against them, declined to sentence them, but cautiouned ‘to go and sin no more’.
Charges Against The Two Convicts Read: “that you Joshua Sunday aka De-General, male, adult, 22years old on or about the 12nd day of January, 2022 at No 2B, Saula Akinlolu Orchid, Lekki, Lagos State within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable court without lawful authority dealt in 14 grams of Tramadol a psychotropic Substance similar to Cocaine, Heroin and LSD and thereby committed an offence contr v to and punishable under S. 11 (c) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ACT CAP N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
“That you Caleb Ojana William, Male, adult, 22 years old on or about the 12th day of January, 2022 at No 2B, Saula Akinlolu Orchid, Lekki, Lagos State within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable court without lawful authority dealt in 15 grams of Cannabis saliva a Narcotic drug similar to Cocaine, Heroin and LSD and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under S. 11 (c) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ACt Cap. N13 Laws Federation of Nigeria, 2004”.
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