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Man jailed for drug trafficking

A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a 35-year-old Samuel Shilon, to one-year imprisonment for trafficking 1.4kg Cannabis Sativa, also known as hemp.

Mr Shilon was brought by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, on a one-count charge of drug trafficking.

He pleaded guilty and pleaded for leniency.

Consequent, the Prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, reviewed the facts of the case and tendered several exhibits into evidence, including a certificate of test analysis, packaging of substance form, the bulk of drug exhibit, a request for scientific aid form, the statement of the defendant, a drug analysis form and a remnant of the substance.

Justice Aneke charged and convicted Shilon.

According to the NDLEA, hemp is a restricted narcotic similar to cocaine and heroin LSD, which are all restricted by the provisions of the law.

The offence contravenes the provisions of Section 11 (c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap. N30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

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