Ibadan, March 22, 2019 Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Friday sentenced one Gbenga Omisore, 26, to three months in prison for trafficking 700g of Cannabis Sativa, also called Indian Hemp.
Ajoku said Omisore was convicted and based on the evidence before her.
“It is my hope that Omisore is truly remorseful of this crime as the court will not hesitate to impose stiffer punishment on him if he goes back into it.
“Therefore, to serve as deterrence to others, Omisore is sentenced to three months in prison.
“The sentence starts from the date the convict was first arrested and detained.
“All exhibits found in his possession are forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria,” the Judge said.
Earlier, Counsel to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Oyo State Command, Raphael Himinkaiye, had informed the court that Omisore was facing a one-count charge bordering on unlawful dealing in hemp.
Himinkaiye said that Omisore committed the crime on Feb. 20 in Ibadan.
According to him, Omisore was apprehended with a sack containing 7000g of the illicit substance.
The prosecutor also said that the offence was contravened Section 11 (C) of the NDLEA Act Cap N30 Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.