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Man jailed for drug possession
Source: The Nation ekiti.com News Section:  Ekiti Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced a 45-year-old man, Gilbert Chibuzor, to six years imprisonment with hard labour for possession of hard drug.
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) prosecutor Charles Ugwuja told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 19, 2015 at Omuo-Ekiti in Ekiti East Local Government Area.
He said the accused without authority possessed 5.7 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa, a narcotic drug similar to cocaine and heroin.
The prosecutor called four witnesses and the defence counsel, Ayodele Oguntuase, called two.
Justice Donatus Okorowo, said that the prosecution had proved his case beyond reasonable doubt.
He sentenced the accused to six years imprisonment with hard labour and no option of fine.

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