Justice Akintayo Aluko of the Federal High Court, Lagos has sentenced nine Ghanaian nationals to 72 years imprisonment for attempting to smuggle 10,843.95kgs of cannabis into Nigeria through the sea.
A statement issued by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) spokesman, Femi Babafemi said they were jailed on Friday, 14, October 2022.
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 and thereafter sentenced each of them to eight years in prison. The convicts include: Victor Wuddah; Freeman Gazul; Adotete Joseph; Sottie Moses.
Others are: Sottie Stephen; Christian Tette; Kanu Okonipa; Daniel Koyepti; and Kanu Natte.''