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Awful; Woman gets herself into trouble and bags 10 years prison sentence

After being arrested in May 19, 2017, for possession of illegal hard drugs at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos Mainland,

A 56 year old woman and a mother of four, Owolabi Oluwayemisi Modinat, was on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for cocaine trafficking.

Monidat was arrested on a one count charge by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), where she was found with 330 grammes of cocaine during the outward clearance of a Qatar Airways flight to Saudi Arabia.

The prosecuting counsel for the NDLEA, Mr. Ibrahim Abu, told the Judge that Monidat was caught with the illegal substance and such offence is punishable under  Section 11(b) of the NDLEA Act, Cap. N30, Law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Meanwhile, the defendant’s lawyer, Morenike Ogunleye, appealed to the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing her, stating that she was a first time offender.

Justice Aikawa , of Lagos State High Court, said, “I have to consider both her plea and what the law says about the crime.

“Consequently, I hereby sentence her to 10 years’ imprisonment, starting from the day of her arrest.”



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