A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, western Nigeria, Tuesday, sentenced a 39-year-old man, Sule Ibrahim, to life imprisonment for unlawfully dealing in 11.8 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa, also known as marijuana.
The convict was first arraigned before the court on 1 March, 2013 and pleaded not guilty, while on 30 April, 2014 he changed his plea and pleaded guilty.
On 7 July this year, NDLEA prosecuting counsel, Mr Aernan while reviewing the fact of the case tendered the following documents: The confessional statement of the convict, forensic report showing that the substance found on the convict was cannabis sativa, and the bulk of the cannaabis sativa weighing 11.8 kilogrammes.
Before he was convicted yesterday, his counsel Mrs Oreofe Ogunleye urged the court to temper justice with mercy as the convict was a first offender.
In her judgement, the presiding Judge then sentenced the convict to life imprisonment.