A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a 24-year-old man, Patrick Amadi, to 24 months imprisonment for smuggling marijuana to Kirikiri prison.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had arraigned him before the court on a-one-count charge of dealing in narcotic and he pleaded guilty to the charge.
The convict who was arrested on June 18, 2017, at Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, was caught with 200 grammes of Cannabis Sativa, also known as marijuana.
The NDLEA prosecutor, Mr. Jeremiah Aernan, told the court that the suspect hid the marijuana in his sandal and gave to his brother who is serving a jail term at the Kirikiri prisons, Lagos.
Aernan said the prison’s officials who arrested the convict, disclose that he hid the said banned weed in a pair of sandals, which he wore when he visited his brother who is serving jail term at the facility.
The offence contravenes section 11(c) of NDLEA Act Cap. N30, laws of the federation of Nigeria, 2004.
However, Amadi, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing.
He said, he had become remorse since he was arrested, and promised not to engage in crime again.
In his judgment, Justice Ayotunde Faji, sentenced him to 24 months imprisonment and advised him to use his jail period to turn a new leaf.