A Federal High Court in Kaduna on Wednesday sentenced a 37-year-old unemployed man, Victor Ejike to two years imprisonment for trafficking 500g of cannabis, also known as marijuana
Ejike, was charged by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency with dealing in restricted narcotics.
The convict pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court to temper justice with mercy and give him another chance to turn a new leaf.
Delivering judgment, Justice Hadiza Shagari, found the convict guilty as charged and accordingly sentenced him.
“The convict is hereby sentenced to a term of two years imprisonment beginning from the date of his arrest,” the judge stated.
The Prosecution Counsel, T.
Atserhegh, tendered a written statement of the convict, a bulk of exhibit, a request for scientific aid form, a drug analysis form as well as remnants of the restricted substance.
Atserhegh told the court that the convict committed the offence on Oct. 12.
He said that the convict was arrested at Rigasa area of Kaduna with about 500g of cannabis.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 11 (c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap. N30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.nannews,