Brothers jailed 10 years for possession of Indian hemp
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.