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Court sentences six drug traffickers to 156 years

Convicted drug traffickers

Photo: National Drug Law Enforcement Agency

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos and Ogun state have sentenced six drug traffickers to a total of 156 years imprisonment for offences bordering on drug dealing, transportation, and conspiracy to transport illicit substances filed against them by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA).

According to a statement by the spokesman for the NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, a 27-year-old drug dealer, Ahmed Abdulsabur who was convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on each count.

This bring the total number of his in jail term to 60 at the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, presided over by Hon. Justice Joyce Obehi Abdulmalik.

In a similar ruling, Babafemi said, Justice Abdulmalik also sentenced another dealer, a 32 years old Olumide Elegbede to 20 years jail term; 10 years for each of the two counts charge brought against him and the judge ruled that the years of imprisonment in both cases will run concurrently.

At the Federal High Court in Lagos, Okechukwu Umeh; Lanre Adebayo; Adigun Adeshina and Emmanuel Omijeh were arraigned on three counts charge.

The trial judge, Justice Akintayo Aluko on Thursday 16th March convicted and sentenced each of them to five years on count one; seven years each on counts two and three.

This brings the total number of years for each of them to 19 years jail term and the four of them to 76 years imprisonment.

Writing by Nosa Aituamen; Editing by Chinasa Ossai & Adeniyi Bakare