Court sentences 2 men to 2 months imprisonment for illicit drug peddling

GodGift Ifunanya
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Grade 1 Area Court sitting in Kabusa, Abuja, on Thursday, sentenced one Mustapha Adamu and Mohammed Musa to two months imprisonment each for illicit drug peddling.

The Judge, Malam Abubakar Sadiq, sentenced the convicts of new Kuchingoro, Abuja, after they pleaded guilty to the offence.

Sadiq, however, gave the convicts an option of N15,000 fine each.

Three other men, Philip Ibrahim, Jabra Ahmed and Kabiru Ali, were also arraigned alongside the convicts.

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The three men, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and were granted bail in the sum of N20, 000 each, with one surety each.

The Prosecutor, Mrs C.C. Okafor had earlier told the court that both the convicts and the defendants were arrested by the police in a suspected criminal hideout in Kuchingoro on Feb. 13.

She said they were arrested selling illicit drugs in the area

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 183 of the Penal Code.

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