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Farmer sentenced to three months for drug trafficking



Farmer sentenced to three months for drug trafficking

A 42-year-old farmer, Sunday Shok, was on Tuesday sentenced to three months imprisonment by the Federal High Court, Ibadan, for drug trafficking.

The judge, Justice Patricia Ajoku, said she considered the time the convict had spent in detention since his arrest on Nov. 23, 2019.

She also ordered that the cannabis sativa, also known as Indian hemp, found in the possession of the convict be burnt publicly.

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Earlier, Mr Raphael Hinmikaiye, counsel to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), told the court that the convict was arraigned on a count charge bordering on unlawful drug trafficking.

According to him, the convict was arrested on Nov.16, 2019 at Kishi, Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State.

“He was arrested with a black polythene bag, containing wrapped leafy substance, which tested positive to Indian hemp and weighed at 1.1kg,” he said.

Ms Beauty Ekah, the defence counsel, however, pleaded for leniency on behalf of her client.

“He is a first-time offender who pleaded guilty when he was arraigned.

“If given a reformatory sentence, he will be useful to himself, his family and the society at large,” she said.


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