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Man bags three month jail over Indian hemp possession

A Federal High Court  sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday sentenced a 35-year-old man Isa Yusuf to three months imprisonment over alleged possession of illicit drugs.
National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) counsel, Mr Charles Nwagua, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 10 at Dadinkowa village along ABUAD Road,Ado-Ekiti.
He alleged that the defendant, on the said date,without lawful authority possessed  500 grammes  of Cannabis Sativa,a Narcotic drugs similar to cocaine Heroin and LSD.
According to him,the offence contravened Section 19  of the NDLEA, Act.Cap N30,Laws of Federation of Nigeria. 2004.
While delivering her judgement, Justice Uche Agomoh  said the  counsel for the defendant had pleaded for leniency saying the defendant didn’t waste the time of the court by pleading guilty to his crime.
“The defendant appeared very remorseful on every of his appearance in court during his trial
“The court therefore found you guilty and convict you accordingly “
You are hereby sentenced to three months imprisonment with hard labour.
She added that this would serve the defendant a lesson and  also as deterrent to others in the habit of illicit drugs

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