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Man Sentenced To Two years Imprisonment After He Was Caught With Over 1,000 Tramadol Capsules

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 21st May, 2024 - tori.ng

The Judge said the offence committed by the defendant attracts a minimum of 15-year jail term, but since he admitted committing the crime, Salisu sentenced him to 2 years imprisonment.

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A Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo sentenced a man, Nwoke Ifeanyi, to two years imprisonment on Monday, after he was caught with 1,010 capsules of tramadol in Osun State.

The illicit drug Ifeanyi had in his possession at the time he was caught along Gbongan/Ibadan Expressway was said to be weighing up to 600 grams.

The defendant was arraigned by the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency on May 15, and he pleaded guilty to the charge bothering on illegal possession of illicit drugs.

The judge, Justice Mashkur Salisu, had adjourned till Monday to deliver judgment on the matter.

During the trial, the prosecutor from the NDLEA, Olufemi Ijimakin, informed the court that Ifeanyi had in his possession 1,010 capsules weighing 600 grams of tramadol when he was apprehended.

According to him, the offence committed was contrary to the provision of Section 19 of the NDLEA Act, 2004.

In his allocation, before the judge would deliver judgment on the matter, defence counsel, Mr. Alfred Adegoke, urged the court to tamper justice with mercy.

Adegoke said his client was a first-time offender and assured that Ifeanyi would not engage in such acts again if treated with leniency.

Delivering his judgement, Justice Salisu, found the defendant guilty as charged, relying on admittance by him before the court and the statement he wrote during interrogation by the NDLEA.

The Judge said the offence committed by the defendant attracts a minimum of 15-year jail term, but since he admitted committing the crime, Salisu sentenced him to 2 years imprisonment.

The jail term, the judge said, would count from April 4, when the defendant was arrested.



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