Man Bags 19 Years Jail Term For Drug Trafficking


Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday convicted and sentenced a 44 year-old man, Slyvanus Onyeuka  to a total of 19 years imprisonment for unlawful importation of hard drugs into Nigeria.

Justice Oguntoyinbo jailed Onyeuka after he pleaded guilty to a three-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful importation of heroine and cocaine, weighing 6.626 kilograms into the country from Kenya.

The convict, according to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), was arrested on May 18, 2018, at the Murtala International Airport, Ikeja-Lagos, during an inward clearance of passengers onboard Ethiopian Airline from Kenya, through Addis-Ababa to Lagos.

The anti-drugs agency in a charge marked FHC/L/242c/18, claimed that the drugs were found in possession of convict, which he hid in five lady’s hand bags.

The convict was said to have conspired with one Chidi, who resides in Tanzania and one Emma in Nigeria both of whom are now at large, to commit…

Source: Leadership Newspaper