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Lagos High Court Sentences Lawyer to Five Years Jail Term for Drug Peddling

Lagos High Court Sentences Lawyer to Five Years Jail Term for Drug Peddling

The Federal High Court in Lagos has just sentenced a 26-year-old lawyer by name, Sulaimon Kaosarat Yetunde, to five years in prison for trafficking drugs. 

Justice Daniel Osiagor had given the verdict on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, after Miss Yetunde’s guilty plea to a charge of conspiracy and the illegal export of 1.10 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa.

The convict, who was apprehended by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency -NDLEA, had studied law at a Benin Republic university.

The prosecuting counsel, Mr. Abu Ibrahim, had explained to the court that Yetunde was apprehended on July 18, 2022, at the Export Shed of the National Handling Company Limited -NAHCO, a Customs Area/Point of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, in Ikeja, Lagos, where the convicted had been attempting to export the banned, illegal drug. 

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Justice Osiagor had in a bench ruling, sentenced Yetunde to a five years jail term. The Justice, however, has ordered the convict, Yetunde, to pay the sum of 100,000 naira as an option in place of the jail terms.

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