Man jailed 2 years for possession of illicit drugs

A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna, on Thursday sentenced a 27-year old man, Williams David, to two years imprisonment for possession of illicit drugs.

David was arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, over alleged possession of illicit drugs.

David pleaded guilty to the charge, begged for leniency and pledged to turn a new leaf.

In his judgment, Justice Hadiza Shagari, sentenced David to a two-year jail term without an option of fine.

“This is to serve as a deterrent to others, it is done in consideration of your age and indulgence in notorious crimes,” he said.

Shagari ordered that the illicit drugs tendered as exhibits should be burnt by the NDLEA after 30 days of the judgment.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr T. J. Atserhegh, told the court that the convicts was arrested by officials of NDLEA at about 8.00p.m on June 2, at Kinkinau, Kaduna.

He said that 4kg of marijuana, 49.3g of tramadol and 8g of Exol-5 were found in his possession.

Atserhegh said that the offence contravened the NDLEA Act, Cap 30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

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