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Lady drug trafficker convicted, bags 8-year imprisonment

Emmanuel Akosile

The Federal High Court, in Abuja, has sentenced certain Ms. Oluwaseyi Anifowoshe to eight years’ imprisonment for drug trafficking.

Anifowoshe, who was arraigned and convicted on a two-count charge Monday, January 27 was sentenced to four years in prison each on the two counts.

Agency report indicates Justice Okon Abang said that both terms are to run concurrently from October 25, 2017, when she was arrested.

He ordered the convict to submit her international passport to the Federal Government of Nigeria alongside her e-ticket to the prosecution.

Justice Abang also ordered that the 500Rand found in her possession and all other exhibits be sold and remitted to the Federal Government.

It is recalled that Anifowoshe was arraigned on an amended two count-charge, dated January 11 and filed January 15.

Count one charge was against section 21 (e) of the NDLEA Act and punishable under section 22 (a) of the same Act, while count two was contrary to section 11 (b) and was punishable under the same Act.

Earlier, she was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport, Abuja, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in possession of 1.9kg of cocaine and 3kg of Ephedrine.

The convict then, was apprehended during an outward clearance of Ethiopia Airlines to Johannesburg, South Africa, through Addis Ababa.

She initially pleaded not guilty to the charge levelled against her by the NDLEA, but later pleaded guilty on January 22, 2020.

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