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In Abuja Mechanic jailed for dealing in cocaine

Ndukaku Azuka, 32, an auto mechanic, have been jailed by a Federal High Court in Abuja for dealing in cocaine.

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Ndukaku Azuka, 32, an auto mechanic, have been jailed by a Federal High Court in Abuja for dealing in cocaine.

Azuka, 32, was sentenced to 24 months by Justice Gabriel Kolawole.

Justice Kolawole, who regretted the prevailing moral decadence in the society, wondered why Oki’s parents never showed interest in his trial.

Azuka was charged with dealing in cocaine by the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). He was arraigned on April 9, 2014 on a charge to which he pleaded not guilty.

On June 17, this year, he changed his mind and pleaded guilty to a one-count charge. He admitted sniffing cocaine and trading in it. He pleaded with the court to be lenient with him.

In sentencing him yesterday, Justice Kolawole said that Azuka had been remorseful and exhibited the will to abstain from criminal conduct. He also noted that the convict had been in custody since he was first arraigned.

The judge sentenced him to 28 months imprisonment (beginning from  April 9, 2014), out of which he is to spend the last three months out of custody and under the counselling of officials of the NDLEA, which he must attend once every week.

The judge, who directed the NDLEA to  submit the report of the convict’s successful completion of the three-month  counselling session, warned that he would order that he be returned to prison to serve the three-month should he default in attending the counselling session without evidence of his being ill.

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