A Federal High Court in Ibadan on Wednesday sentenced a 29-year-old woman, Shukurat Ademola, to 10 months in prison for dealing in 500 gm of Cannabis Sativa.
Delivering judgment, Justice Uche Agomoh held that she convicted and sentenced Ademola based on the evidence tendered against her by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Agomoh noted in her judgment that she took cognizance of the fact that the convict did not waste the time and resources of the court before pleading guilty as well as being a first time offender.
She also said that Ademola was remorseful of her action and willing to contribute positively to the society.
The judge therefore, sentenced Ademola to 10 months in the correctional Centre, effective from the date she was first arrested.
The NDLEA counsel in Oyo State, Mr D. O. Otunla, had informed the court that the convict was arraigned on a-count charge bordering on unlawful possession of Cannabis.
Otunla further said that the agency’s operatives arrested Ademola on July 13 at the School for the Handicapped, Ijokodo, area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
According to the prosecutor, the NDLEA operatives received intelligence reports that Ademola was in possession of the illicit drug which weighed 500gm concealed in a sack.
He stated that the offence contravened Section 11 (C ) of the NDLEA Act Cap. No.30 Law of the Federation 2004.
Court remands man for allegedly stealing cold room compressor
A Sharia Court in Kano State on Wednesday ordered that a 25-year-old man, Ahmed Abdulkadir who pleaded guilty to stealing a cold room compressor unit worth N60,000 be remanded in a correction centre.
The police charged Abdulkadir, who lives in Fagge Quarters, Kano, with theft.
The Judge, Malam Umar Lawal-Abubaka, adjourned the matter until July 25 for summary trial.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Abdullahi Wada told the court that the complainant, Nura Muhammed who also resides in Fagge Quarters, reported the matter at the Fagge Police Station, Kano, on July 6.
Wada alleged that the defendant, entered into the complainant’s shop and stole the compressor unit.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.
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Jigawa High Court judges begin annual vacation
Jigawa State Chief Judge, Justice Umar M. Sadiq has approved July 10 for the commencement of annual vacation for the State High Court.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Director, Publicity and Protocol Matters, Jigawa State Judiciary, issued to newmen.
The statement said the High Court Judicial staff would resume work on Monday, September 11, 2023.
He said the vacation is under the Provision of Order 45 Rule 5(1) of the Jigawa State High Court Civil Procedure Rules (Subsidiary Legislation) Cap. H-2, laws of Jigawa, 2012.
“Given the above, by the Provision of Jigawa State High Court 2022/2023 Legal Calendar, all High Court Judges shall be on vacation from Monday, 10th July, 2023, to Friday, 8th September, 2023 and resume work on Monday, 11th September, 2023,” he said.
He said that during the vacation period, Justice Mustapha Bello Adamu of High Court No 9 Hadejia would serve as the Vacation Judge and sit at High Court Complex, Dutse.
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