From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
The Federal High Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has sentenced a man, Musa Ibrahim, to 16 years imprisonment for trafficking in Indian Hemp
Ibrahim was charged to court by the state command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
He was arrested for trafficking 40 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa, otherwise known as Indian hemp in Akure.
Ibrahim is one of the 126 Nigerians across 14 states of the country that have been sentenced to various jail terms for offences bordering on drug trafficking between January and February.
According to a statement issued by the Director, Media and Advocacy of the NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, Ibrahim was found guilty by the court.
A breakdown of conviction record across some other states in February shows that 18 persons were sent to jail in Kano, five each in Imo and Abia and four in Gombe State.
Reacting to the record of conviction, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig-Gen Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd) commended the Agency’s Directorate of Prosecution and Legal Services for the diligent prosecution of the cases.
He charged them to do more so that such convictions will serve as deterrent to those who might be attracted to the illicit trade of drug trafficking.