Okechukwu Anekwe, a 21-year-old petty trader, has been sentenced to five years in prison for dealing in illegal drug.
Okechukwu of No. 22, Ishaga road, Balogun bus stop, Lagos; was caught dealing in hemp and has pleaded guilty to an unlawful possession of the illegal drug.
Justice Okon Abang who was in charge of the case said “Based on the plea of the accused and the evidence before the court, the accused is found guilty as charged and accordingly convicted. He is hereby sentenced to five years imprisonment which takes effect from the date of arrest.”
Meanwhile, reports say the confiscated items have been taken over and will be destroyed by the appropriate authorities.