Court Sentences Man To 15 Years In Prison For Peddling Cocaine — Leadership Newspaper


A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday, sentenced a 36-year-old man, Onyeka Efobi, to 15 years in prison for unlawful importation of 1.5 kg of Cocaine.

The convict was arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on a three count charge which bordered on unlawful possession, conspiracy, and unlawful importation of the said drug from Brazil.

The offences contravenes the provisions of sections 11(b) 11(d) and 14(b) of the NDLEA Act. Cap N30 Laws of the Federation 2004.

The convict had earlier pleaded not guilty to the charge, when he was first arraigned, and the prosecution had opened trial.

The prosecutor, Mrs Imaobong Iroabuchi, had called six witnesses, who had given evidence on how the convict was arrested at the arrival hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, on Sept. 27, 2017.

The witness had narrated how it was discovered that the convict ingested the narcotics from Brazil enroute Morocco, and how he had excreted same six times during interrogation.


Source: Leadership Newspaper