Congolese National Sentenced for Tramadol Exportation

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Mampouya Zitou Felix, a Congolese national, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for attempting to export 26.900 kilograms of Tramadol, a banned drug to his country. The convict was arrested on March 23, 2018, during outward clearance of goods at NAHCO export shield, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos,

He was arraigned before Justice Ayotunde Faji of a Federal High Court in Lagos on a one-count-charge of unlawful exportation of the banned drug. He pleaded guilty. Upon his guilty plea, Justice Faji in his judgment held that the offense which the convict is charged with is rampant and it has damaged the nation’s image. Justice Faji said, “Consequently, I shall sentence the convict to four years imprisonment, starting from April 2018. I also order that the convict be deported to Congo at the completion of his jail term.”

In a related event, a Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a 36-year-old man to a total of 37 years imprisonment, for unlawful importation of 1.515 kilograms of cocaine into Nigeria from Brazil. The convict, Efobi Onyeka Innocent, was arraigned before the court by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on a three-count charge which bordered on unlawful possession of the drug and conspiracy to unlawfully import the drug into the country. said, “One must not lose sight on the rampancy of the crime. Consequently, I shall sentence you, Efobi Onyeka Innocent, to 15 years imprisonment on count one, seven years on count two and fifteen years on count three. The terms shall run concurrently.”

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