A Federal High court, Lagos Division, has convicted nine Ghanaians for attempting to smuggle 10,843.95kgs cannabis into Nigeria through the sea.
Justice Akintayo Aluko, convicted the accused, Victor Wuddah; Freeman Gazul; Adotete Joseph; Sottie Moses; Sottie Stephen; Christian Tette; Kanu Okonipa; Daniel Koyepti; and Kanu Natte, and sentenced them to 72 years imprisonment.
Spokesman of the National Drug Law Enforcement agency (NDLEA). Femi Babafemi said on Sunday in a statement that the convicts were initially arrested by men of the Civil Defence Corps and transferred to NDLEA for further investigation and prosecution.
He revealed that at the conclusion of investigations of the accused persons who were arrested by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC and transferred to NDLEA for further investigation and prosecution, they were arraigned in charge number FHC/L/292C/2021.
Delivering his ruling in the matter, Justice Aluko, convicted the Ghanaians of conspiracy and dealing in cannabis and thereafter sentenced each of them to eight years in prison.
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