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Serial Drug Dealer convicted by two courts in two days

Mr. Afiz Isah, 30, has been sentenced to a total of 15 and half years in jail by two different courts in Lagos for dealing in Indian Hemp otherwise known as cannabis.

Isah, also known as Agama, who resides at Iketuga Street, Meiran, Lagos was sentenced twice in two days by the two different courts for his criminal activities.

He was first sentenced to eight and half years imprisonment for dealing in 29kg of dried weeds that tested positive to cannabis by Justice C. J. Aneke on Monday June 15, 2015. Two days later, on Wednesday June 17, 2015 his matter was brought before Justice Okon Abang over unlawful dealing in 3.9kg of cannabis he was equally sentenced to 7 years in prison.

NDLEA prosecutor Mr. Jeremiah Aernan confirmed to the court that the accused was not a first-time offender.

On his part, the convict pleaded guilty and begged for forgiveness. “I want the court to forgive me and have mercy on me. I am married with children and I want to be with my family. I have made up my mind not to sell cannabis again. If you forgive me I will go back to my village in Kwara State to farm” Afiz pleaded.

Not satisfied with his appeal, Justice Abang in his ruling said that the convict did not deserve mercy. According to him, “I have gone through the facts of the case and it was clear that the accused distributed cannabis to some dealers within the state. I will therefore put an end to his menace and save the society from further damage resulting from his criminal activities”.

Preliminary investigation by the NDLEA indicated that a female drug trafficker, Toyin Raimi, was arrested with 29kg of cannabis by NDLEA officers in Lagos. While her case was being investigated, she  named Afiz  as her supplier.

Coincidentally, police transferred Afiz Isah with 3.9kg of cannabis to the Agency. Afiz was eventually charged separately for supplying Toyin cannabis as well as the 3.9kg found on him.

Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade said that punishment for drug traffickers should be commensurate with the offence. “It is important for drug traffickers to be taken out of circulation for a reasonable time to discourage others who may be tempted to smuggle drugs” Giade stated

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