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Drug dealers sentenced to 300 hours community service in Lagos

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By Sodiq Adelakun

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday convicted and sentenced two illegal drug dealers, Christian Osinachi and Odinaka Enwere, to 300 hours  of community service, each.

Osinachi, 27, and Enwere, 34, were sentenced for conspiracy to engage  in drug trafficking.

Justice Abimbola Awogboro sentenced them following their guilty pleas to the two-count charge preferred by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

They admitted  peddling 216g of Indian hemp, and pleaded for leniency.

After their pleas, the court  reviewed the facts of the  case and convicted them.

NDLEA counsel,  Mrs N. J. Mamza  tendered several exhibits against Osinachi and Enwere,  urging the court to convict them based on their guilty pleas and evidence before the court.

Mamza had tendered as exhibits, their statement, a drug analysis form and a sealed envelope, among other things.

The court admitted all the exhibits.

According to NDLEA, the convicts committed the offences on Nov. 15, 2023, at  Lekki, Lagos State.

The court also sentenced one Rasaq Bello to 300 hours of community service equally  for drug trafficking.

Bello illegally dealt in 487g of Indian hemp on Nov. 30, 2023, at Surulere, Lagos State, according to NDLEA

He also admitted guilt before the court.

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