Unemployed jailed 1 year for trafficking in 12.4kg marijuana

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday sentenced a 40-year-old unemployed man, Oriyomi Alaya, to one year imprisonment  for trafficking in 12.4kg of marijuana.

The convict was charged by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) before Justice Muslim Hassan.

He pleaded guilty to the one-count charge.

Following his guilty plea, the court reviewed the facts of the case,  with the prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, tendering some documents in evidence.










The documents are Alaya’s written statement, a drug analysis form, a request for scientific aid form and a remnant of the peddled substance.

The court admitted and marked them as exhibits.

Aernan then urged the court to convict and sentence Alaya based on his plea and evidence provided by  prosecution.








The court consequently convicted him.

The judge ordered that the  sentence should take effect from the date of his arrest.

According to the NDLEA, the convict was arrested on Oct. 3, on Gbaga Street in Ikotun, Lagos, while unlawfully dealing on marijuana weighing 12.4kg.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the offence  contravenes the provisions of Sections 11(c) of the NDLEA Act of 2004. (NAN)