In Lagos Tailor bags 2 years jail term for peddling marijuana

A Lagos based tailor has been sent to two years in prison for peddling 600g of marijuana.

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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday sentenced a 33-year-old tailor, Yinka Ogunsola, to two years imprisonment for peddling 600g of marijuana.

Ogunsola was charged by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on one count of illegal drug deal.

The convict, who pleaded innocent when he was first arraigned on June 11, however, requested to change his plea at the resumed hearing of the case on Monday.

Following his request, Ogunsola was re-arraigned, and he pleaded guilty.

The prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, consequently reviewed the facts of the case and tendered evidence which the court admitted.

He tendered a written statement of the accused, a bulk of the exhibit, a request for scientific aid form and a drug analysis form.

In her judgment, Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo found the accused guilty as charged, and accordingly convicted him.

The convict is hereby sentenced to a term of two years imprisonment, beginning from the date of his arrest,’’ she held.

The judge also ordered that the drug should be destroyed by the NDLEA within 90 days if no appeal would be filed against the judgment.

At Ogunsola’s arraignment, the prosecutor told the court that he committed the offence on June 11.

Aernan said that the convict was arrested at Shyllon Street in Ilupeju, Lagos, in possession of the banned substance.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 11 (c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap. N30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

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