Court Convicts Beninoise, Akoti YaaJulitte Over Drug Trafficking

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.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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