Marijuana: Husband bags 4 years imprisonment


Published on November 1, 2016 by pmnews   ·   No Comments



A Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday sentenced to four years imprisonment, a 51-year-old husband of four wives, who unlawfully possessed 26.5kg of marijuana.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo sentenced Akindele Oso without an option of fine, after he pleaded guilty.

“The defendant was shown all exhibits tendered to the court by the prosecution, and he confirmed signing them without objection.

“I have listened to the submission of the prosecutor and the plea of guilt by the defendant in the open court. The defendant is found guilty as charged.

“In exercising my discretion in sentencing, in line with Section 416 (2), I have to consider the age of the defendant, the fact that he is a father with children and his plea for leniency.

“The court will not consider the maximum sentence as prayed by the prosecutor; Oso is…

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