A 20-year old man, Abeeb Adediran, was on Wednesday sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State for trafficking 7.5kg of Cannabis.
Delivering judgment, Justice Uch Agomoh said she convicted Adediran based on overwhelming evidence.
The evidence was tendered against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Agomoh held: “The NDLEA has proved its case beyond the reasonable doubt that the convict has committed the offence, judging by the confessional statement and other exhibits tendered before the court.
“This judgment will, therefore, serve as a deterrent to others thinking of going into drug trafficking as an option because nemesis will also catch up with them.
“Therefore, Adediran is sentenced to five years in prison.
“The sentence starts from the date he was first arrested and detained.
“The weed substance found in the convict’s possession shall be destroyed by the NDLEA.”
Earlier, counsel to the NDLEA in Oyo State, Raphael Himinkaiye, informed the court that the convict was arraigned on a one count charge bordering on unlawful dealing in Cannabis.
Himinkaiye added that Adediran was apprehended sometimes in February in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The prosecution said the convict was caught in possession of a sack containing 7.5kg of the illicit substance.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 11 (C ) of the NDLEA Act, Cap n30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.