Court Sentences Woman To Jail for Drug Trafficking

A 26-year-old woman, Yetunde Sulaimon, has been convicted and sentenced by a Federal High Court in Lagos for trafficking cannabis sativa and weed. 

The convict, who claimed to be a law graduate from one of the universities in Benin Republic, was sent to jail by after she pleaded guilty to a four-count charge of conspiracy and for unlawfully exporting 1.10 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa.

The prosecutor, Abu Ibrahim, informed the judge that the convict was arrested on July 18, 2022, at the Export Shed of National Handling Company Limited (NAHCO), a Customs Area/Point of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, when she attempted to export the banned weed.

Abu also claimed that the convict, who resides at 28, Fehintola Giwa Street, Aguda, Surulere, Lagos, procured one Benjamin Joel, to commit the illegal act.

The lawyer  told the court that the offences contravened Sections 21 (2)(d) and 11 (b) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap. N30, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under 11 (b) of the same Act.

Based on her guilty plea, the prosecutor urged the court to convict and sentence her by the sections of the law under which she was charged.