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Kebbi Court convicts 2 drugs peddlers to 7 months jail term

Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi

A Federal High Court, sitting in Birnin-Kebbi, and presided by Justice Simeo Amobeda, has sentenced  two accused persons arraigned before it on alleged possession of  hard drugs to seven months imprisonment.

The two accused persons were Kabiru Alwasa who bagged four months imprisonment and Mubarak Abubakar who was sentenced to three months imprisonment.

They two accused were caught with 1.2 kg of tramadol and 12.9 kg of cannibis sativa.

Justice Amobeda while delivering the judgment, on Wednesday, in a case filed by National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), found the accused persons guilty of being possession of hard drugs which includes tramadol, cannibis sativa.

He declared that their sentences should commence from the date they were arrested by the Agency.

Similarly, Justice Amobeda has remanded, in prison custody, a woman drugs peddler, Amina Sabon-Gari Bunza, who was arrested with large  kilograms of  cannibis sativa.

Amina, who was represented by Legal Aids Counsel, Barrister A. Chiroma, was asked by the Judge to be kept in NDLEA custody until January 29, 2018  when her case would be held for further hearing on bail application.

The Judge, however, expressed dissatisfactions of the Court over NDLEA’s refusal to destroy illegal hard drugs seized from previous  convicts and order for immediate destruction of such exhibits in the custody of the agency.

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