A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced three dealers to five years imprisonment for unlawfully carrying 559 kilogrammes of marijuana. Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo found the convicts, Akiti Narteh, 33, Jelili Anu, 25 and Kunniji Damilola, 24 guilty of two-count charge of illicit drug deal and illegal transportation of the drugs.

During their arraignment, the prosecutor, Jerry Aernan, told the court that operatives of the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested them on February 5, 2017, on Ikare Waterway, in Ojo Local Council Area of Lagos.

He said they were arrested while carrying the banned weeds in a one-fibre boat named “My Destiny.”The judge ordered that the sentence would start to count from the date of their arrest.Meanwhile, the Senate yesterday raised the alarm that women and youths in the north are getting addicted to codeine cough syrup and other narcotics.

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