Artisan jailed 9 months for drug trafficking


A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced Kelvin Dennis to nine months imprisonment for drug trafficking charges

The convict, 22, was charged by The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on a two-count charge bordering on trafficking 900g of Cannabis Sativa, otherwise known as Hemp.


The charged is labelled FHC/L/349C/2019 and Dennis pleaded guilty to the charge.

Following his plea, the court, presided by Justice Muslim Hassan, convicted the defendant after the prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan reviewed the facts of the case.

Aernan had tendered a written statement of the convict, a request for scientific aid form, a drug analysis form and the remnant of a substance, all admitted as exhibits.

The prosecution then urged the court to convict the defendant based on the pieces of evidence adduced.


In his judgment, Justice Muslim Hassan found the defendant guilty and after conviction, sentenced him to nine months imprisonment beginning from the date of arrest.

The prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan had told the court that the convict committed the offence on Aug. 29.

He said that Dennis was arrested on a tip-off at the Oyingbo area of Lagos while trading in Hemp, a restricted narcotic similar to Cocaine and Heroin LSD.


The narcotic is said to be listed in the NDLEA schedule as a banned substance.

The offence contravenes the provisions of Sections 11(c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30, Laws of the Federation 2004.