Man jailed 2yrs for illegal possession of 600gm of tramadol 

A middle-age man, Nwoke Ifeanyi, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, for illegal possession of 600 grammes of tramadol.

The prosecutor from the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Olufemi Ijimakin, told the court that the convict was arrested along Gbongan-Ibadan expressway with 1,010 capsules weighing 600 grams of tramadol, contrary to the provision of section 19 of the NDLEA Act, 2004.

The convict who was arraigned on May 15, 2024, admitted being guilty of the crime.

Delivering the judgment, Monday, Justice Mashkur Salisu, held that the conventional statement of the convict and his admittance of guilt alongside other evidences tendered by the prosecution were enough to found him guilty.

Counsel to the convict, Alfred Adegoke, prayed the court to be merciful with his client, saying that the convict has promised to turn a new leaf.

“I urged the court to give him a second chance. He is a first offender with no criminal record. He is remorseful and promised to turn a new leaf,” Adegoke pleaded.

But Justice Salisu stated that the section under which Ifeanyi was convicted provided for minimum of 15 years sentencing. 

The court thereby considered the plea of the counsel and sentenced the convict to two years imprisonment starting from the date of arrest in April 4, 2024.

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