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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Deaf and dumb, guard jailed for dealing in cannabis, cocaine

Deaf and dumb, guard jailed for dealing in cannabis, cocaine

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court Ikoyi has sentenced a deaf and dumb and a security guard to 5 years imprisonment each for dealing in cannabis and cocaine.

The deaf and dumb, Abbas Ahmed, 23, was arrested by police officers on the 5th of February 2014 along Agege Motor Road, Agege Lagos arrested while selling a kilogramme of cannabis, a narcotic drug similar to cocaine.

Adebowale Michael, 22, was arrested with four pinches of cocaine weighing 0.7 grammes at Oniru Estate, Lekki Ajah Lagos by patriotic youths in February 2017 who handed him over to the police.

After a protracted trial of Abbas in which the court engaged the services of an interpreter to communicate with him, he recently pleaded guilty as charged.

Justice Aikawa in his ruling noted that drug trafficking particularly cocaine trafficking is an international crime that has smeared the reputation of the country and must be seriously dealt with. He therefore sentenced both convicts to five years imprisonment each.

NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd.) commended the youths that arrested Adebowale urging that we must not sit and fold our hands while drug traffickers are making our society unsafe and insecure.

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