25-Year-Old Hemp Dealer To Spend 15 Months In Jail

A 25-year-old drug dealer, Peter Bamikunle, has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for dealing in 7.5kg of Indian hemp.

According to counsel to the NDLEA, Mr Raphael Himinkaiye, had told the court that the convict committed the crime on October 14, 2015, at Ijio area of Oyo State when he was apprehended with a sack containing 7.5 kg of the illicit substance.

Justice Ayo Emmanuel of a Federal High Court, Oshogbo, said that Bamikunle was convicted based on evidence before the court.

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He said, ““It is a known fact that the issue of drug trafficking in the Nigerian society has increased despite measures put in place to check it.

“However, to further serve as a strong warning to others intending to go into the crime, Bamikunle is sentenced to 15 months in prison.

“All the exhibits found in possession of the convict are forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

“The cannabis substance is to be destroyed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)”.

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