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Court sentences 2 hemp dealers to 6 months

18 February 2013, 13:23

Osogbo  - Two dealers in  Indian hemp , Omotosho Odeyemi, 23 and Kamo Alani, 50, were on Monday sentenced to six months imprisonment each for possessing 600 grammes of the weeds.

The convicts, in separate arraignment, had pleaded guilty to the one-count charge levelled against each of them.

Justice Babatunde Kwewumi of  the Federal High Court in Osogbo sentenced each of the accused without an option of fine.

Mr John Ameh, the Prosecuting Counsel of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), had  earlier told the court that Odeyemi was arrested on Dec 31, 2012.

According to him, he was arrested along Gbongan-Osogbo road with 250 grammes of Indian hemp without lawful authority.

Ameh also said that Alani was arrested on Aug. 3, 2012 at Lagbekun compound in Iwo for possessing 350 grammes of the illicit weed.

He said the offences contravened Section 19 of the NDLEA Act Cap 30 Laws of the Federation 2004.

The convicts did not have legal representation.


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