Hard Drug Importer Bags 30yrs Imprisonment Over 2kg of Marijuana

A Federal High Court in Lagos, has sentenced a clearing and forwarding agent, Napoleon Osariemen, to thirty years imprisonment, for unlawful importation of 2 Kilograms of Cannabis Sativa popularly called marijuana.

Justice Ayokunle Faji, who presided over the court, ordered that the company used in smuggling the banned substance be wind-up and be forfeited to the Federal government of Nigeria.

However, the third defendant in the charge, Olasupo Olakemi, was discharged and acquitted, on the ground that the prosecutor did not establish prima facie against her

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, arraigned the convict, his company, NAPOSA Cargo Logistics Investiment Limited and a female, Olasupo Olakemi, on a two count charges

The charge borders on conspiracy to unlawfully import 2 Kilograms of Cannabis Sativa and unlawful importation of the same banned weed.

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They were first arraigned before the court in a charge marked FHC/L/475c/2016, sometime in the year 2016.

They had all pleaded not guilty to the charges and were admitted to bail in various terms.

During the trial, the prosecutor, Mr. I. J. Ogwubor, called a total of ten witnesses and tendered several exhibits, which includes the Convict’s confessional statement, bulk of the seized drug, results of laboratory tests and others.

Justice Faji had after legally weighed the arguments canvassed by the prosecutor and the defendants’ counsel, held that the prosecution has successfully proved the two counts charge against the Convict and his company.

The judge consequently pronounced the Convict and his company guilty as charged and equally convicted them and discharged and acquitted the third defendant, Olasupo Olakemi.



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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