The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said 126 Nigerians across 14 states have been sentenced to various jail terms for offences bordering on drug trafficking between January and February 2021.
The agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi revealed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.
Babafemi said one of the convicts, Musa Ibrahim, who was prosecuted for trafficking 40 kilogrammes of cannabis Sativa in Akure, Ondo state was sentenced to 16 years and eight months imprisonment by a Federal High Court in a case with charge number FHC/AK/10C/2021.
The statement reads, “Another convict, Ibrahim Haladu bagged 15 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of trafficking 6.7kg of cannabis in Bauchi in charge number FHC/BAU/CR/22/2010.
“Also in Bauchi state, Haruna Aliya was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment for trafficking 609kilogrammes of cannabis. Justice Hassan Dikko of the Federal High Court, Bauchi, convicted both Aliya and Haladu.
“In Jos, Plateau state, Eke Chibuke was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment for trafficking Tramadol and Diazepam, while Idan Kenneth charged with unlawful possession of 220 grammes of cannabis, 4.3 grammes of Tramadol, 3.3 grammes of Rophynol, was convicted on all three count charges and sentenced to two years on each count.”