A 52 year-old, Olabisi  Mariam, has been convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment for trading in banned narcotic, by a Lagos Federal High Court.

The convict, a resident of 20, Orunjamogu street, Awobo, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos, was given the jail-term on Tuesday, by Justice Nicholas Oweibo, after she pleaded guilty to a four count charge of unlawful dealing in the narcotics.

The convicted woman according to the prosecutor, M. I. Erondu, was arrested on June 15, where she was selling the said proscribed narcotics.

Erondu told the court that the narcotics caught with the convict includes: 900 Grams of Cannabis Sativa, popularly called Indian hemp; 3 Grams of Cocaine; 12 Grams of Rohypnol and 9 Grams of Molly, both psychotropic substance.

She told the court that the offences committed by the convict, contravened sections 11 (c) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Upon the guilty plea of the convict to the charges when they were read her, the prosecutor urged the court to sentence her in accordance with the sections of the NDLEA Act she was charged with.

However, lawyer to the convicted woman, Kolawole Bolanle, pleaded with the court to tamper justice with mercy in sentencing her client.

Bolanle while citing plethoras of authorites, told the court that her client has turned a new leave and promised not to engage in crime if giving second chance.

She therefore prayed the court to give her client an option of fine in lieu of the custodian sentence.

Delivering judgment in the charge, Justice Oweibo after taken submissions from both counsel, sentenced the convict to two years imprisonment in each of the counts.

The judge, while ordered that the jail-term should run concurrently, however, ordered the convict to pay fine option of N200, 000, on each of the counts.

The judge held that the fine option should be paid consecutively.