Broth­ers jailed 10 years for pos­ses­sion of In­dian hemp

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

A Fed­eral High Court sitting at Maitama, Abuja, on Tues­day sen­tenced two broth­ers to 10 years im­pris­on­ment with­out an op­tion of fine over al­leged pos­ses­sion of 817 kilo­grammes of Cannabis Sa­tiva, also known as In­dian hemp.

The con­victs, Robert Ug­bai and Chuk­wuka Ug­bai, were ar­raigned on a two charge of con­spir­acy un­der Sec­tion 14 (b)of the NDLEA Act, 2004. The younger brother, Chuk­wuka, was charged for aid­ing and pos­ses­sion of In­dian hemp un­der Sec­tion 19 of the NDLEA Act.

The pre­sid­ing judge, Jus­tice Ndahi Ibrahim Aura, in his judge­ment sen­tenced Robert to eight years while Chuk­wuka got 10 years im­pris­on­ment.

City News gath­ered that the two broth­ers were ar­rested by men of Gwag­wal­ada com­mand of the Na­tional Drug Law En­force­ment Agency (NDLEA), in July 2015.

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