126 Nigerians jailed in two months for drug trafficking – NDLEA

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, under the leadership of Buba Marwa, has restated its commitment to rid the country of drug traffickers.

While disclosing that his efforts in this regard have been yielding fruits, the agency noted that about 126 persons in 14 states have been sentenced to various jail terms for offences bordering on drug trafficking between January and February 2021.

The agency said one of the convicts, Musa Ibrahim, was prosecuted for trafficking 40kg of cannabis sativa in Akure, Ondo State.

The Spokesperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said Ibrahim was sentenced to 16 years, eight months imprisonment by a Federal High Court in Akure in a case with charge No. FHC/AK/10C/2021.

He said, “Another convict, Ibrahim Haladu bagged 15 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of trafficking 6.7kg of cannabis in Bauchi in charge number FHC/BAU/CR/22/2010.

“Also in Bauchi State, Haruna Aliya was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment for trafficking 609kg of cannabis. Justice Hassan Dikko of the Federal High Court, Bauchi, convicted both Aliya and Haladu.”

“In Jos, Plateau State, Eke Chibuke was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment for trafficking Tramadol and Diazepam, while Idan Kenneth charged with unlawful possession of 220 grammes of cannabis, 4.3 grammes of Tramadol, 3.3 grammes of Rophynol, was convicted on all three counts and sentenced to two years on each count.

“A breakdown of conviction records across some other states in February shows that 18 persons were sent to jail in Kano, five each in Imo and Abia and four in Gombe.”