A Federal High Court in Kano presided over by Justice S.A. Amobeda has sentenced a notorious drug trafficker, Muhammad Bako Sambo, to 10 years imprisonment.
Sambo was among seven drug traffickers arrested and convicted by the Kano state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in October.
A statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Sadiq Muhammad Maigatari, Monday said Sambo was convicted and sentenced to a 10-year jail term.
Sadiq stated that the successful conviction was led by the state commander, Abubakar Idris Ahmad.
He said the NDLEA commander has been relentless in his efforts to rid the state of illicit drug activities, adding that the successful prosecution sends a clear message to all those involved in the illegal trade and transportation of cannabis and other illicit substances that Kano is not a base for them.
“Sambo, whose operation involved transporting large quantities of Cannabis Sativa from Ondo and other Southern states to the north, was apprehended on November 11, 2020.
“NDLEA officers on patrol along the Kano-Zaria road became suspicious and stopped a Honda Accord that initially refused to stop. After a pursuit, the suspect was arrested in the Hotoro area of Kano state,” he stated.