Photographer, Other Jailed for Illicit Drug

By Paul Ladi, Lagos

5092A 30 year-old photographer, Lucky Guieze and an 18 year-old Abdul Rasheed
have been sentenced to two years jail term each for unlawful
dealing in cannabis sativa popularly called marijuana

The court presided over by Justice Aneke Chukwujekwu convicted and
sentenced the duo after pleaded guilty to the one charge separately leveled
against them by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

The NDLEA prosecutor, Mr. J. I. Aernan informed the court during the review
of the cases that the convicted photographer was arrested at 3, Kayode Adu
street, Ikorodu, Lagos with 200 grams of cannabis sativa, on April 22,
while the second accused, Abdul Rasheed, was arrested at Oke eletu area of
Ikorodu, on July 12, with 200 grams of the same banned substance.

Aernan further informed the court that banned substance which the second
convict was arrested with was called ‘Scum’ a high potent more than
Nigeria’s Indian hemp usually imported from Ghana.

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The offence according to the prosecutor is contrary to and punishable under
section 11(c) of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency Act,  Cap. N30
Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

The two accused who were separately arraigned pleaded guilty to the one
count charge.

In view of their plea, the prosecutor urged the court to sentence them
accordingly.

Consequently, the presiding judge, Justice Chukwujekwu sentenced the two
convicts to two years imprisonment.

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The judge ordered that the banned substance arrested with the convicts be
destroyed 30 days after if there is no any appeal against the judgment.

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