By Onozure Dania

Lagos—An 87 years old grandmother, Agbomabiwon Seriki and another woman yesterday, before a Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, pleaded guilty to  unlawful dealings in 10.3 kilograms and five kilograms of Cannabis Sativa popularly called marijuana.

The octogenarian and Anya Nneoma 56,  were consequently remanded in Kirikiri prison.


They were arraigned on a one count charge before Justice Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Seriki was charged with dealing in 10.3 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa, while  Nneoma, was charged with illegal dealing in five kilograms of the same substance.

The NDLEA prosecutor, Mr. Aliyu Abubakar  told the court that the offence committed by the defendants is  contrary to and punishable under sections 11 (c) of NDLEA Cap. N30, laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Following their guilty plea, Abubakar, urged the court to remand the duo in Kirikiri Maximum prisons, pending when the facts of the matter would be reviewed before the court.

The prosecutor’s application to remand the defendants in prisons custody was not opposed by the defendants’ counsel.

However, Justice Rabiu-Shagari, ordered that the two women be remanded in Kirikiri Maximum prisons till November 15, for review of fact and sentencing.

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