The court has sentenced a Nigerian to life imprisonment for the possession of cannabis sativa. It is said in the last six months, the command has been able to seize about 3.5 tonnes of this drug from traffickers.
“The judge applied the law the way it is and it’s a way of deterring other people that even if it is one gramme, the law is there to catch up with you,” said the Ogun State Commander of the NDLEA, Mohammed Mohammed.
Two others, the agency said, were convicted and sentenced to different jail terms for illicit drug-related offences, while it seized 3.5 tonnes of drugs worth about N25m within the same period.
Mohammed appealed to the state and Federal Government to come to the aid of the agency by providing it with the tools that would enhance its functions.