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Six drug traffickers bag lengthy jail terms in Lagos, Ogun

Six drug traffickers bag lengthy jail terms in Lagos, Ogun
March 21
13:33 2023

Six drug traffickers have been sentenced to 156 years imprisonment by federal high courts in Lagos and Ogun states.

The convicts are Ahmed Abdulsabur, Olumide Elegbede, Okechukwu Umeh, Lanre Adebayo, Adigun Adeshina, and Emmanuel Omijeh.

Femi Babafemi, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) spokesperson, said they were jailed for offences bordering on drug dealing, transportation, and conspiracy to transport illicit substances.

In her ruling, Joyce Abdulmalik, the presiding judge in Ogun, convicted Abdulsabur of the six counts brought against him and sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment on each count.


This brings his jail term to 60 years.

Abdulmalik also sentenced Elegbede to 20 years jail term. The judge held that the jail term was for the two-count charge brought against him, adding that the years of imprisonment in both cases will run concurrently.

At the federal high court in Lagos, Akintayo Aluko, the presiding judge, sentenced the quartet of Umeh, Adebayo, Adeshina, and Omijeh after they were convicted of the three charges brought against them.


In his judgement on March 16, Aluko sentenced each of them to five years on count one as well as seven years each on counts two and three.

This brings the total number of years for each of them to 19.

“While the judge ruled that the sentences should run concurrently, he also gave the four convicts the option of paying N20 million in lieu of the jail terms,” the statement reads.



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