Justice Daniel Osiagor of a Lagos Federal High Court, has convicted and sentenced a Beninoise woman, Akoti YaaJulitte, to three years Imprisonment for unlawfully trafficking in 9.400 kilogrammes of Tramadol.
Akoti was given the jail term, after she had pleaded guilty to a count charge of the offence leveled against her by the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
Reviewing the fact of the case, the prosecutor, Mr. Femi Adebayo, said that the convict, a resident of Avovi Benin Republic, was arrested on May, 22, 2021, by the Operatives of the agency, at NDLEA Check point Search ramp Seme, Badagry Local Government area of the state, while attempting to smuggle the prohibited drug into Nigeria.
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Mr. Adebayo, urged the court to convict and sentence the convict in accordance with section 11b of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap N30 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
However, counsel to the convict, G. U. Okaka, pleaded with the court to tamper justice with mercy in sentencing his client, on the ground that she had became remorseful since she was arrested and promised not to engage in illicit trade.
Following the submissions of Counsel, Justice Osiagor sentenced the convict to three years Imprisonment.