Nine Ghanaians have been sentenced to 72 years imprisonment for attempting to smuggle 10,843.95kgs of cannabis into Nigeria through the sea.
Ghanaians Arrested For Drug Trafficking In Nigeria
The convicts were among 28 persons arrested by men of the Civil Defence Corps and transferred to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation and prosecution
A statement issued on Sunday by NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, said the nine Ghanaians were sentenced to eight years imprisonment each by a federal high court in Lagos.
The convicts identified as Victor Wuddah, Freeman Gazul, Adotete Joseph, Sottie Moses, Sottie Stephen, Christian Tette, Kanu Okonipa, Daniel Koyepti. and Kanu Natte were sentenced on Friday.
Babafemi said the convicts were arrested while attempting to smuggle 10,843.95 kilogrammes of cannabis into Nigeria “through the sea”.
“They were initially arrested by men of the Civil Defence Corps and transferred to NDLEA for further investigation and prosecution,” the statement reads.
“At the conclusion of investigations, they were arraigned in charge number FHC/L/292C/2021.
Delivering his ruling in the matter on Friday, Justice Akintayo Aluko of the Federal High Court, Lagos convicted the Ghanaians of conspiracy and dealing in cannabis, thereafter, sentenced each of them to eight years in prison.
KanyiDaily had also reported how two Lebanese men were arrested while attempting to smuggle $890,000 cash out of Nigeria, through the Port Harcourt Airport.