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Man jailed two yrs for drug trafficking

LAGOS — A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Wednesday, sentenced a 33-year-old man, Olusegun Olusesi, to two years imprisonment for drug trafficking.

Olusesi was arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on a one-count charge of dealing on a restricted narcotic, cannabis sativa.

Justice Mohammed Idris in his judgment held that the prosecution had proved his case beyound doubt.

The judge added that all the evidence led by the prosecution, sufficiently linked the convict with the commission of the offence.

“The prosecution has suceeded in discharging his burden of proof before this  court. All evidences led, sufficiently links the accused with the commission of the offence. I, hereby, find the accused guilty of the offence, and he is hereby convicted as charged.”

“The accused is accordingly sentenced to two years imprisonment beginning from the date of this judgment, I so hold,” the court held.

Olusesi was arraigned sometimes in February 2012, on a one-count charge of dealing on the narcotic.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charge, and the court had granted him bail, while it commenced full trial in the case.

The prosecutor,  had told the court that the convict was arrested in his residence on Oct. 20, 2011 at No 15, Oloto St., Ebute Meta, Lagos.

He said the convict used the said premises as an avenue for the storage and sale of the narcotic.

Prosecution told the court that about 161.65 kilograms of cannabis was recovered from the residence of the convict.

The offence is said to contravene the provisions of section 11(c) of the NDLEA act, 2004.

It attracts a term of life imprisonment upon conviction.

Prosecution called Eight witnesses in the trial, while the defence called two witnesses.



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