Court Jails Hard Drug Peddler 30 Months
A Lagos Federal High Court, today, convicted sentenced one Wasiu Kareem, to two and half years Imprisonment for Unlawful dealing in 25 grams of heroin.
The court presided over by Justice Ayokunle Faji, convicted and sentenced the 41 years old man, after the prosecuting agency, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) through its prosecutor, Mr. Jeremiah Aernan, successfully proved a count charge of unlawful dealing in the hard drugs against him.
The judge passed the judgment, after the prosecutor reviewed the facts of the charge against the Convict.
To prove the charge against the convict, the prosecutor called one witness and tendered his confessional statement and the seized drugs which were admitted as exhibits by the court.
Justice Faji after listening to the review of the fact and admitted the exhibits tendered, pronounced the man “convicted as charged”.
Following the judge’s pronouncement, Counsel to the convicted man, Bolanle Kolawole, in her allocutus, pleaded with the court to tamper Justice with mercy in sentencing her client, as he is a first time offender.
Kolawole told the court that her client has learnt his lesson and became remorseful since he was arrested on October 9, 2021.
Justice Faji after listening to the Counsel’s plea, sentenced the convict to two and a half Imprisonment without option of fine.
The judge ordered that the Convict’s jail terms commence from October 9, 2021, when he was arrested.
The NDLEA operatives had arrested the convict, a resident of 9, Fagbemiro Street, Mushin, Lagos, on October 9, 2021.
The convict, according to the prosecutor, Mr. Aernan, was arrested at a place called Seaside in Idiaraba, Mushin, where he was peddling the banned substance.
The offence according to NDLEA, 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.