Photographer jailed 1 year for selling banned drug

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Published on November 9, 2016 by pmnews   ·   No Comments

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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old photographer, Gabriel Ewulo, to one year imprisonment for dealing in 1.7kg of Cannabis Sativa.

Justice Mohammed Idris convicted the photographer, who pleaded guilty to a one-count charge preferred against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

“The accused did not waste the time of the court, and is hereby sentenced to a term of one year imprisonment to begin from the date of his arrest,” Idris held.

The judge also ordered that the drug exhibit should be destroyed if there would not be any appeal against the judgment.

The prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, had, following Ewulo’s plea, tendered evidence before the court to establish the prosecution’s case.

The evidence included a written statement of the accused, a request…

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