A Federal High Court in Ibadan has ordered a 37-year-old drug peddler, Segun Ibrahim to be remanded at the correctional centre over unlawful dealing in 2.5 kg of Indian Hemp.
In her ruling, Justice Patricia Ajoku gave the order after Ibrahim pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of unlawful dealing in Indian Hemp leveled against him.
She adjourned the case until Nov. 23, for presentation of facts and judgment.
When the charge was read to him, Ibrahim wasted no time in pleading guilty to the charge, while begging the court to temper justice with mercy.
Earlier, counsel to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Oyo State, Mr R.J. Himinkaiye told the court that the defendant was arrested on June 21, at Basorun area of Ibadan, in possession of a sack containing 2.5 kg of the illicit substance.
According to Himinkaiye, the offence is contrary to and punishable under Section 11 (C) of the NDLEA Act Cap N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Razak Owolabi