Man, 37 Bags 9-Years Jail Term For Exporting Cocaine

Spread the love

A Nigeria hard drug dealer, Diarra Saidou, was today, convicted and sentenced to nine year imprisonment by a Federal High Court, Lagos, for attempting to export 355 grams of cocaine to China.

The convict, aged 37, who refused to divulge his Nigeria’s name, was arrested on August 20, 2016, by the men of National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), during an outward clearance of passengers into Ethiopia Airline from Addis-Ababa to Hong Kong, at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

He was first arraigned before the court sometimes in 2016 and admitted to bail.

The convict, while on trial absconded and rearrested in November 2018 and his bail was revoked.

POST RECOMMEND FOR YOU   Why You Must Put God First, Adeboye Tells First Borns

During his trial, the prosecutor, Jonathan Igwubor told the court the convict was arrested with the banned drugs which he ingested.

Igwubor, also called several witnesses and tendered several exhibits which include the seized drug, Mali International passport, his conventional statements, samples laboratory test of the drugs, and some foreign currency.

Delivering judgement on the charge, Justice Ayotunde faji said: “the prosecution has been able to established and proved the charge against the defendant beyond reasonable doubt.

“Consequently, the defendant is hereby convicted as charged”.

Following Justice Faji’s pronouncements, the convict’s lawyer, Mr. O. Kobani, pleaded with the court to tamper justice with mercy in sentence his client.

POST RECOMMEND FOR YOU   How Iheanacho's Goal Aided Man-City Win Against Man-U

Kobani told the court that the convict is the breadwinner of his family and that during the period he was not in court, he was attending to some family issues. Adding that during the period he was remanded he had become remorseful.

However, in sentencing the convict, the presiding judge, Justice Faji, said: ” I have carefully listened to the allocutor of the counsel, the convict is hereby sentenced to nine years imprisonment”.

The judge also ordered that the exhibits tendered by the prosecution after 90 days if three no any appeal against the judgment.

POST RECOMMEND FOR YOU   Drug Trafficking: My Husband Abandoned Me, 3 Kids For Years Over After His Involvement

The charge against the convict reads: “that you Diarra Saiduo, Male, 37 years. on or about the 20th day of August, 2016, at about 11 hours, during the outward clearance of Ethiopian Airline Addis-Ababa to Hung Kong at Screening 1 hall at the Murtala Muhammad, Ikeja, Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, without lawful authority did export 355 grams of cocaine, a narcotic drug (by ingestion. using a Malian International passport, offence contrary to and punishable under Section 11(b) of the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency Act Cap N 30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2006”.

Also Read

Man Hides Cocaine Inside Sandals During Trip Saudi... A 49 year-old man, Hassan Mohammed Taiwo, who allegedly hid 1.3 kilogrammes of cocaine inside a pair of sandals, during a trip to Saudi Arabia, was to...
South Africa Returnee Arraigned For Importing 5.4k... A 48 year-old, South Africa returnee, Obi Ofodile Conrad, have been arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for alleged importation of 5.340...
Alleged Drug Trafficker Urges Court To Unfreeze Ac... Justices Saliu Saidu of a Federal High Court, Lagos, has fixed December 11, for ruling in an application filed by a suspected drug trafficker, Eze R...
Man Lands In Prison For Trafficking Indian Hemps V... A middle age man, Nwosu Obinna, alias Kelechi, was today, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for receiving 526 grams of Cannabis Sativa...
Drug trafficking: NDLEA Gets Appeal Court Nod for ... Drug trafficking: NDLEA Gets Appeal Court Nod for Kashamu's Extradition to US The Lagos Division of Appeal Court, on Friday, clear the coas...

About Paul Sanusi, Lagos

The Street Reporters Newspaper is Nigeria's fastest growing grassroots and national news portal, with ever increasing reading audience across global communities. Do you have Breaking News for us? Call/WhatsApp: +2348175047979 Email: Read Breaking News: Follow Us On: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: @StreetReporters Android APP: Play Store

Leave a Reply