Octogenarian Woman Jailed for Selling Cannabis

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Akin Kuponiyi

A Federal High Court, Lagos on Thursday convicted an 87 year-old woman, Agbomabiwon Maria Seriki, for dealing in 10.3 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa.

However,the Presiding judge Hadizat Shagari ordered that the convict should be remanded at the Lagos State Old Peoples’ Home, Yaba, pending when any member of her family, who is willing and able to take proper care of her, apply to court to take her custody.

The convict, a resident of 9, Osunba Street, Oto-Awori, Ijanikin, Lagos, had last week Tuesday, pleaded guilty to one count charge of unlawful dealing in 10.3 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa, a narcotic similar to cocaine, heroine and LSD, when she was arraigned before the court, by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Upon her plea of guilty, the prosecutor, Aliyu Abubakar, urged the court to adjourn the case till today, to review the…

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