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Nine Ghanaians have been sentenced to eight years imprisonment each by the federal high court in Laos for attempting to smuggle cannabis into Nigeria.
This was confirmed by the NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, in a statement released on Sunday, noting that the convicts identified as Victor Wuddah, Freeman Gazul, Adotete Joseph, Sottie Moses, Sottie Stephen, Christian Tette, Kanu Okonipa, Daniel Koyepti, and Kanu Natte — were sentenced on Friday.
Babafemi said the convicts had attempted to smuggle 10,843.95 kilogrammes of cannabis into Nigeria “through the sea”.
He said, “They were initially arrested by men of the Civil Defence Corps and transferred to NDLEA for further investigation and prosecution.
“At the conclusion of investigations, they were arraigned in charge number FHC/L/292C/2021.
“Delivering his ruling in the matter on Friday, Justice Akintayo Aluko of the Federal High Court, Lagos, convicted the Ghanaians of conspiracy and dealing in cannabis.”
Babafemi said the operatives of the NDLEA also made several arrests in raids across the country.
He said the states included Yobe, Ondo, Edo, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Jigawa, Kogi, Adamawa, Kaduna, Kwara, Lagos, and the federal capital territory (FCT).
Source: Source: Cable