Mr. Afiz Isah, 30, a.k.a Agama, who resides at Iketuga Street, Meiran, Lagos, will spend eight years and 6 months in prison for two separate convictions.
Man sentenced twice in two days on drug trafficking charges
A notorious cannabis dealer in Lagos has been convicted twice within two days at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Afiz was first sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for dealing in 29kg of a substance that tested positive for cannabis by Justice C. J. Aneke on Monday.
Two days later, he was arraigned before Justice Okon Abang over unlawful dealing in 3.9kg of cannabis and was sentenced to seven years imprisonment.
The NDLEA prosecutor, Mr. Jeremiah Aernan, told the court that the accused was not a first time offender as he was sentenced two days ago by another court for dealing in cannabis.
“We confirmed that Isah sold cannabis to a female drug trafficker, Toyin Raimi, before police apprehended him at Atubaje Street Agege, Lagos, and transferred him to NDLEA,” Aernan stated.
On his part, the convict pleaded guilty and begged for forgiveness.
“I want the court to forgive me and have mercy on me. I am married with children and I want to be with my family. I have made up my mind not to sell cannabis again. If you forgive me I will go back to my village in Kwara State to farm,” Isah pleaded.
Ignoring his appeal, Justice Abang in his ruling said the convict did not deserve mercy.
The judge said, “I have gone through the facts of the case and it was clear that the accused distributed cannabis to some dealers within the state. I will therefore put an end to his menace and save the society from further damage resulting from his criminal activities. He is hereby sentenced to seven years imprisonment.”
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