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Drug Trafficking: 126 Jailed Across 14 States in Nigeria

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126 Nigerians across 14 States in Nigeria have been sentenced to various jail terms for offences bondering on drug trafficking between January and February 2021.

Director Media and
and Advocacy NDLEA, Femi Babafemi disclosed this in a statement.

He pointed out that the convicted persons included Musa Ibrahim who was sentenced to over 16 years for Trafficking 40 kg of Cannabis Sativa to Akure, Ondo State.

The Director, similarly identified Ibrahim Haladu who was bagged 15 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of trafficking 6.7 kg of Cannabis Sativa in Bauchi.

He also said Haruna Aliyu was convicted to 5 years imprisonment for trafficking 609 kg of Cannabis Sativa by Bauchi Federal High Court noting that Aliya and Haladu were convicted by Bauchi Federal High Court, Bauchi.

In the statement, the Director maintained that Eke Chibuke was convicted to 5 years for trafficking
Tramadol and Diazepam.

” Idan Kenneth charged with unlawf6 possession of 220 be grammes of Cannabis, 4.3 grammes of Tramadol, 3.3 grammes of Rophynol was convicted on 3 count charges and sentenced to 2 year each count”

” A brakedown conviction records across other states in February shows that 18 person were jailed in Kano, 5 each in Imo and Abia and 4 in Gombe”.

According to the statement, Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency Muhd Buba Marwa commended Directorate of Prosecution and Legal Services for the diligent prosecution of cases

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Ganduje Commiserates With AIG Bello Over’s Death

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state condoles with the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Zone One, Sadiq Bello over the death of his father, Alhaji Muhammad Bello Jega (Maikaji).

In a statement by Abba Anwar
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State said ” When the information about the death of the father of AIG Zone One reached us, we received it with shock. A real community leader, whose good name was a true blessing to his people and all other neighbouring communities, has passed away,”

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He sympathised that, “Ours is to now pray for Allah’s Blessing and Forgiveness for the soul of the departed gentleman. His was indeed a good and exemplary life.”

Governor Ganduje said, “It is therefore on behalf of the government and good people of Kano state, that I am commiserating with the families of Alhaji Bello, whose good training and unrelenting commitment in raising good family, saw AIG Sadiq Bello, coming from this respected and respectful family.”

Closing t

hat, “May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. May Allah forgive all his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Jannatul Fiddaus. May his family follow his footsteps in their endeavours.”

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Governor Ganduje has since sent a powerful delegation to Jega to officially commiserate with the family of the deceased. The delegation has Hon Nura Muhammad Dankadai, Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Hon Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso, Commissioner for Rural and Community Development, Alhaji Abubakar Sahabo Bawuro and Engineer Shehu Fari.

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Job Scam: Court Sentences Kano Civil Servant to 1 Year in Correctional Center.

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The Kano State Senior Magistrate Court presided over by Haulatu Magaji has convicted Kano Civil Servant Abubakar Jibril to 1 year in Correctional Center with an option of fine to the tune of N50,000.

Arraigning the suspect before the court, the prosecution counsel Barrister Halliru Isa told the court that Jibril was found to be collecting money under the pretence of providing jobs to applicants.

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He told the court that the offence against Abubakar Jibril contravenes section 342 of the penal code.

After reading the charge on him, he pleaded guilty and sought for leniency, stressing that he was first time offender.

Prosecution Counsel prayed the court to try the defendant summarily acccording to section 151 of Criminal Procedure Code.

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Consquently, Magistrate Haulatu Sentenced Jibril to 1 year in Correctional Center. Her words ” Having admitted with the content of the charge I here by sentence you to 1 year in Correctional Center with the option of N50,000 as fine. Similarly, you are to pay the complainants N700, 000 or to spend 6 months in Correctional Center in case of any default”.

It could be recalled that the convict who is a staff with Kano State Agency For Mass Education was apprehended by the operatives of NSCDC while selling appointment letter of NSCDC to public.

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Recall that when he was paraded to Journalists by NSCDC, the convict confirmed that he downloaded referee form from the Corps’ website and selling it to his victims under the pretence that he will secure job for them.

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NDLEA Bursts 3 Indian Hemp Production Hubs in Kano

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Isah Likita Muhd Commander NDLEA, Kano

The Kano Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA), Isah Likata Muhammad has said that the Agency discovered Three Farms where cultivation of Indian Hemp is taking place in different locations of the state.

Likita disclosed this to Justice Watch News in his office.

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He said the Farms were located at Gwarzo, Danbatta and Ungogo LGA,s respectively

The Commander further said Operatives of the Command have uprooted over 375 plants of Indian Hemp at Gwarzo Farm alone.

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” Since I came on Board as a commander of the Agency in the last 2 to 3 months in Kano, we were able to discovered 3 Farms where cultivation of Indian Hemp is taking place.”

He said the command apprehended suspects in connection to the farms and investigation is on going

” This is an indication that cultivation of Indian Hemp has been going on in several parts of the state.

He noted that investigation has already begun to find out if cultivation has been taking place in the State.

He enjoiyed  public to provide useful and timely intelligence on any drug farm and trafficker with a view to curtailing the menace of drug abuse in Kano and Nigeria as a whole.

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Likita stated that no security agencies can succeed without getting intelligence from public.

” We are not spirit, we are not everywhere but collaborate with Sister Security Agencies, Traditional and Religious Leaders, Members of the Civil Society Groups, Non Governmental Organization, NGO,s other key relevant stakeholders, and our collaboration is yelding a positive result”.

The Commander assured that who ever provide information to the agency will be treated in confidence, stressing that his door is always open for receiving Information from the public.

Isah consquently, urged people of Kano to cooperate with the personnel of the Agency to achieve a desire goals.

He described drug abuse as a monster that affect the social, economy and political wellbeing of a nation.

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