Nine Ghanaians have been sentenced to 72 years imprisonment for attempting to smuggle 10,843.95kgs cannabis into Nigeria through the sea.
Their sentence came on Friday, October 14, 2022.
Spokesman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Femi Babafemi, made this known in a statement on Sunday.
Babafemi said they were first arrested by men of the Civil Defence Corps and sent to the NDLEA for further legal action.
“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 and thereafter sentenced each of them to eight years in prison. The convicts include: Victor Wuddah; Freeman Gazul; Adotete Joseph; Sottie Moses; Sottie Stephen; Christian Tette; Kanu Okonipa; Daniel Koyepti; and Kanu Natt,” he said.