25-Year-Old Gets Four Years For Dealing In Cocaine

A 25-year-old man, Dapo Sunday, has been sentenced to a prison term of four years for dealing in cocaine and heroin.

Sunday was convicted and sentenced on Friday on two counts bordering on the offence by Justice C.J. Aneke of a Federal High Court in Lagos State.

His conviction and sentence came after he had pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against him by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency.

The agency had told the court that Sunday was apprehended on May 25, 2015, at Amatua Market, Fagba-Ifako, Agege, Lagos, with 8.5 grams of cocaine and 15.8 grams of heroin.

The NDLEA prosecutor, J. I. Aernan, had said, “The offences are contrary to and punishable under Section 11(c) of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency Act, Cap. N30, Law of Federation of Nigeria, 2004.”

In proving his case, Aernan had tendered the seized illicit drugs, the convict’s confessional statement, and other exhibits which were admitted by the court.

In his judgment, Aneke said the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubts and sentenced Sunday to a prison term of four years on each count to run concurrently.

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